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Australia Adds 100 MW Of Rooftop Solar In First Two Months Of 2016

Originally published on RenewEconomy

Australia has added 100MW of rooftop solar in the first two months of 2016, as Victoria overtakes NSW to be the second biggest market in the country.

The 55 MW added in February still represented a fall from year ago figures, with Queensland – the biggest market in Australia over the last few years – falling nearly 20%, according to data supplied by Green Energy Markets.

This is despite the aim by the state Labor government to accelerate the installation of rooftop solar and more than double the number of homes with rooftop solar to one million by 2020.

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Victoria overtook NSW and is now snapping at the heals of the Queensland market, while W.A., Tasmania and the ACT also record strong growth over a year ago.

NSW remained the largest market for commercial solar, with more than one quarter of the 23MW installed across the country in the first two months of the year. Victoria remains the biggest market for solar hot water systems, with nearly one third of the 7,106 systems installed so far this year.

 

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is the founding editor of RenewEconomy.com.au, an Australian-based website that provides news and analysis on cleantech, carbon, and climate issues. Giles is based in Sydney and is watching the (slow, but quickening) transformation of Australia's energy grid with great interest.

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