Records broke last year as thousands of megawatts of solar capacity were added to rooftops and solar farms across Australia. It is assumed that the drastic increase is due to fears over rising power prices in Australia.
Green Energy Markets leads this news; their data indicating 3775 megawatts was added in 2018. In 2017, only 1270 megawatts was added.
This increase will hopefully continue to drive down power prices.
Queensland had the largest increase in 2018, with a total of 1495.4 megawatts installed across residential, commercial, small power and utility installations.
New South Wales came in second with 838.6 total megawatts.
This data comes after news that Australia reached 2 million homes with solar panels.