Rooftop Solar Installations in Australia Edge Towards 2 Million

The figures from the Clean Energy Regulator (CER) show Australia now has a combined 6.29 GW of rooftop solar installed.

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Rooftop solar installations in Australia are setting new records in the country. The latest figures from Australia’s regulator show that the nation is edging closer to the 2 million mark on this area.

The figures from the Clean Energy Regulator (CER) show Australia now has a combined 6.29 GW of rooftop solar installed.

Rooftop solar is one way of harnessing the sun’s energy to combat the effects of heat on the main power grid.

Summer strain from air-conditioners and refrigeration units puts enough pressure on the grid to cause outages in some cases.

Rooftop solar installations through the roof

Australia has installed 1,778,687 rooftop PV systems as of 1 December 2017, according to new data from the Clean Energy Regulator (CER).

In addition to solar PV, 1,077,079 solar water heaters, including air source heat pumps were installed.

During the calendar year up to December 2017, Queensland (37,467), New South Wales (32,871), and Western Australia (26,304) led the pack in terms of the number of small-scale solar projects deployed.

According to analysis from consultancy firm SunWiz, Australia commissioned more than 1GW of solar in 2017 breaking several other records in the solar industry.

Source: Energy Matters

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