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Australia reaches the 3 million solar milestone

10 November 2021

We have known for a while that Australians love solar power and this week Australia reached a milestone of 3 million small-scale solar systems installed on rooftops. That’s more than 1 in 4 houses and many non-residential buildings which have installed solar in Australia.

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.

Learn more about this milestone in this joint media release with Minster for Industry, Energy and Emissions Reduction the Hon Angus Taylor MP and Assistant Minister for Industry, Energy and Emissions Reduction the Hon Tim Wilson MP.

Read more about the Australian people and communities who are choosing solar in our series of case studies:

Find out how you can install small-scale solar systems and find accredited solar retailers, installers and approved products.



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