Posted On: December 22, 2021

Australia reached 3 million home solar system

Australian households and small businesses have more than 3 million solar power systems on their rooftops after a record number were installed last year, even though the disruption of lockdowns.

With the Morrison government having joined most other wealthy nations in signing up to net-zero emissions by 2050, the Clean Energy Council said rooftop solar would be critical to achieving this target.

This milestone highlights that the solar PV sector is going from strength to strength and has recorded 30% growth year on year from 2017 to 2020.

The 3 million small-scale rooftop solar systems would generate approximately 18.9 terawatt-hours, 7% of Australia’s 265 terawatt-hours total annual electricity generation. This represents a substantial increase from just one year ago, where rooftop solar installations contributed approximately 5.5% of Australia’s annual electricity generation.

And Australia’s enthusiasm for solar power shows no sign of slowing anytime soon. We are processing between 8,000 and 10,000 applications every week for small-scale technology certificates associated with solar PV systems.

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