The big solar boom

SOLAR INSTALLATIONS ARE BOOMING... New installations happening every day. Photo: Supplied

AUSTRALIANS across the country are capitalising on our nation’s ability to convert sunshine into energy, with a recent report stating rooftop solar installations has seen a growth rate of 39 percent year on year for the 2019-2020 period.

Approximately 2.6 million Australian homes now have panels on their roofs, 374,000 of which are installed on Victorian roofs.

That’s an average of six panels per minute, states the Clean Energy Council, Australia’s leading renewable energy and energy storage businesses estimating an average of 10 to 20 panels per-minute if large-scale solar projects are factored in.

There seems to be quite a lot of confusion within the community around choosing reputable service providers and the best way in which to do so, the most valuable advice is to get informed before you make a commitment.

The Clean Energy Council is Australia’s peak body for the clean energy industry and your most reliable source for both, accredited service providers and current industry updates. Visit