Australia now has more than 9GW of small scale rooftop solar

Australia now has more than 9GW of small scale rooftop solar

In the latest month, Sunwiz says that installations have returned to record levels in NSW and Queensland, tied for the month at 44MW, but Victoria fell sharply, by 33 per cent to 29MW, because the quota for the state government subsidy expired early.

Big solar boom continues, as half-year tally draws equal with HY 2018

Big solar boom continues, as half-year tally draws equal with HY 2018

Australia’s large-scale solar market is shaping up to have every bit as big a year as it did in the record-smashing 2018, according to the latest data from solar consultants SunWiz. As illustrated in the chart below, total installations for the year so far put 2019 on par with this time last year, bringing it up to speed with a rate of growth that delivered a total of 28 solar farms and added 1442MW of new capacity.

Solar farms push 2019 PV tally past 1.5GW

Solar farms push 2019 PV tally past 1.5GW

A total of 1.5GW of large- and small-scale solar has been installed across Australia so far in 2019, making it the biggest ever year – not half-year, but year – for PV installs excluding 2018.The latest data from solar consultants SunWiz shows what is shaping up to be another huge year for solar energy in Australia, with installs to June already eclipsing totals for every other full year, except for 2018.

Victoria rooftop solar market languishing since rebate pause: SunWiz

Victoria rooftop solar market languishing since rebate pause: SunWiz

The Solar Homes subsidy, which cuts the cost of installing rooftop PV in half for eligible households, was capped in early April after a deluge of more than 30,000 applications.

Rooftop solar installs charge on – possible speed humps ahead

Rooftop solar installs charge on – possible speed humps ahead

According to the latest monthly tally from solar analysts SunWiz, a total of 157MW of residential and commercial PV was installed in the month of April, marking a drop in volume from March, thanks mainly to the Easter and Anzac Day public holidays.

Solar Insiders Podcast: The solarisation of South Australia’s grid

Solar Insiders Podcast: The solarisation of South Australia’s grid

PVsell is a proud sponsor of Solar Insiders This week’s episode looks at the solar boom in South Australia, how the Victoria government is hunting down solar cowboys, and a chat with Sunwiz director Warwick Johnston about what the Clean Energy Regulator’s latest STC target means for the rooftop sector.

Australia Adding One Mega-Solar Project Per Month

Australia Adding One Mega-Solar Project Per Month

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Victoria leads again as rooftop solar installations set another monthly record

Victoria leads again as rooftop solar installations set another monthly record

Sunwiz director Warwick Johnston says the biggest growth in February came from the residential market, while commercial scale installations (above 30kW) slowed, possibly due to the lag effect after a pre-Christmas rush.

A big year for big solar: Charting Australia’s solar farms of 2018

A big year for big solar: Charting Australia’s solar farms of 2018

But it was also a record-smashing year for solar farms. Using data from the RenewEconomy/SunWiz Large Scale Lookout service, let’s look at where all of that solar went in. And in case there was any doubt remaining, 2018 saw 10-fold greater MW commissioning at Australian solar farms than occurred in 2017.