2,000,000 Homes Have Solar in Australia

The CEC announced — a truly monumental milestone. It amounts to 20.3% of all Australian homes nationally. According to the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO), six panels per minute are installed across the country. Ten to twenty, if one factors in industrial size installations as well.

Bungala Solar PV Project near Port Augusta, SA

Queensland continues its clean hegemony, four out of the top five postcodes for PV are in the aptly named Sunshine State. Bundaberg sits atop the leader border, before Mandurah WA adds a little variety and competition. Then it's all Queensland: Hervey Bay, Caloundra and Toowoomba.

Put in percentages by State,

As well as reducing reliance on the grid and lessening the national carbon footprint, jobs additionally are created by this uptake in renewables. Green Energy Markets estimates 6,000 positions per annum for Victoria alone — not the most active State for solar. As government, local and (or) Federal, implements appropriate policies, this will pick up massively in coming years.

Clean Energy Council Chief Executive Kane Thornton has cautioned buyers, however. Homeowners are to take care not to be carried away. “Installing solar is a big decision. By choosing Clean Energy Council Accredited Installers and Approved Solar Retailers, customers can be sure their new system is installed correctly and safely and provides all the expected long-term benefits of rooftop solar.”

To ensure you purchase CEC approved products from a CEC Approved Retailer and are installed by a CEC accredited electrician: be in touch today with an Astra Solar consultant.

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