Australian Rooftop Solar Could Provide Electricity to 1.8 Million Homes

Jon Capistrano
Jon Capistrano
September 6, 2017

Australian households and businesses are now producing enough electricity from solar panels on their roofs that they could power every house in Sydney, as reported by

There are currently 2.8 million small-scale solar systems in Australia with a total capacity of 6,000 megawatts.

More households, community groups, and businesses are considering installing solar panel systems in the near future, and more than 1 in 5 Australian households have already installed solar PVs.

The Climate Council has also released a report stating:

  • South Australia, ACT and Tasmania are leading the race in renewables
  • New South Wales and Queensland are predicted to see a significant increase in the amount of renewable energy produced.

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