Solar supply in Queensland is through the roof
More than 600,000 Queensland homes and small businesses now have rooftop solar panels helping drive down their power bills – that’s one in three Queensland homes.
It is evidence that the ‘Sunshine State’ is fast becoming the ‘Solar State’ and it’s because Queensland has one of the highest penetrations of rooftop solar in the world!
Four of Australia’s top-five solar postcodes are in Queensland, with Bundaberg number one and Hervey Bay, Mackay and Toowoomba at three, four and five
Caloundra comes in at ninth and then Beenleigh at number 10.
This is good news for the environment, power bills and business in the renewables industry.
This milestone demonstrates Queenslanders are turning to renewable energy to reduce their power bills and emissions.
- One in three Queensland households has solar, making Queensland a world leader.
- Queensland has more solar systems than any other state.
- Queensland boasts six of the top ten solar postcodes in Australia.
- Queensland has almost 1 kilowatt of solar, or about four solar panels, per person.
- In July 2020 alone, almost 6000 business and residential solar systems were connected across Queensland.
- In the past 12 months, about 850 megawatts of solar energy have come on line.
- In 2019, a new solar system was installed every nine minutes.
Last updated 31 August 2020