New data shows Aussies are embracing rooftop solar in record numbers
New figures released today by the Clean Energy Regulator reveal Australians support solar in unprecedented numbers with a record 813MW of rooftop solar PV installed in the third quarter of 2023 and the average system size also growing.
The new data shows Australian households are investing in rooftop solar and electrification for effective energy bill relief during the ongoing cost of living crisis, according to Solar Citizens CEO Heidi Lee Douglas.
“Australians love solar and they’re embracing rooftop solar in record numbers,” she said.
“Harnessing the cheap, clean power available from installing solar panels on your rooftop is an effective way of bringing down the cost of living, especially as we head into the warmer Summer months.
“Households save about $1200 a year with rooftop solar and those savings last for the lifetime of the solar system which might be 10 to 20 years. The next stage of the rooftop solar boom will be powered and enabled by home batteries and electric vehicles.”
The Clean Energy Regulator also indicated that Australia is on track to match or break the record on the amount of rooftop solar installed for the year.
“There are millions of Australians benefiting from the cost savings of solar and a growing number taking the next step teaming panels with battery technology.
“Now we need more targeted financial support for Australian homes to access clean technology, including low-income households or people who live in apartments, rentals or social housing.
“No one should be left behind from the benefits of solar,” Ms Douglas said.
View Quarterly Carbon Market Report September Quarter 2023 here
Heidi Lee Douglas is available for comment.
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