The solar market has continued to grow over the last few years, and the clean energy council has mentioned that Australia now has more than half a million solar power systems installed in the country, which is about 9 per cent of all homes in Australia.Dubbo, NSW has now become Australia’s solar capital with 28 per cent in and around that area. Caloundra, QLD which has previously been top in 2010 still remains the solar capital in its state. A recent article on the Northern Star also mentioned that New South Wales averages 8.5 per cent rate in solar system installation.
The West Australian has also mentioned that one in ten Western Australian households have rooftop solar installation. In terms of concentration rate South Australia holds the highest percentage in Australia of 14 per cent. Figures also show that demand has almost doubled in 2011 compared to the previous year and even less in 2009.
It is always great news to see growth in the solar market as households respond to the rise in electricity prices as well as a way of helping the environment with renewable energy. As the CEO of the Clean Energy Council mentioned, the prices of solar power systems have also decreased significantly over the years, which have made it much more affordable for the average household. Australia has also just begun to tap into the power of solar technology, and hopefully there is much more to come.
Have a look for the rankings in states in Australia: