Australia surpasses 6.29GW of rooftop solar

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Australia has installed 1,778,687 rooftop PV systems, totalling just more than 6.29GW in capacity, as of 1 December 2017, according to new data from the Clean Energy Regulator (CER).

The country had also installed 1,077,079 solar water heaters, including air source heat pumps, by the same date.

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During the calendar year up to December, Queensland (37,467), New South Wales (32,871), and Western Australia (26,304) led the pack in terms of the number of small-scale solar projects deployed.

Last year, Australia commissioned more than 1GW of solar, according to analysis from consultancy firm SunWiz, and multiple other records were broken.

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