Australia's Rooftop Revolution

Last Modified: Tue Dec 13 2016 15:07:33 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 1.6 million
    solar rooftops have been installed across the country by Australian households and small businesses, making it the #1 rooftop solar country in the world. 7 years ago, there were barely 14,000 systems.
  • $8 billion
    of their "own" money has been invested by Australians into rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) electricity generation.
  • 23.2 million
    solar PV panels were installed earlier this year – that’s the equivalent of one panel for every man, woman and child in the country.
  • $1 billion
    saved on their power bills each year as a result. An estimated $4.4 billion dollars in household electricity bills have been saved since FY 2007–2008.
  • 6.3 million tonnes
    of greenhouse gas emissions was avoided in the first half of 2016 alone. An estimated 24 million tonnes was avoided since FY 2007–2008.
  • 6.5 TWh
    of electricity was generated by Australia’s rooftop solar PV installation base in the first half 2016.
  • 16.5%
    of all households now have a solar PV system installed.
  • 3,000
    Australian households are going solar every single week.
  • 20%
    of Australians are reaping the benefits of generating their own cheap, clean power from the sun every day.