National Renewable Energy Laboratory Photo by Dennis Schroeder

Two million Australian households now have rooftop solar

by Sophie Vorrath, One Step Off The Grid

One of Australia’s hottest renewable energy sectors, residential solar, has chalked up another major milestone, with the number of households to have installed rooftop PV passing the two million-mark.

The achievement, notched up last week, was announced by the Clean Energy Council on Monday – around five years and 7 months after Australia reached 1 million solar homes – alongside its own tally of the nation’s top solar postcodes.

It’s a remarkable achievement for a sector that just keeps breaking records, as growth heads in one direction and costs in the other. And it’s worth noting that just 10 years ago there were only about 20,000 systems installed across the entire country.

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