Australia a Leader in Rooftop Solar
Here's more confirmation that rooftop solar momentum is growing rapidly in Australia. According to this AFR article, Australia is a world leader in the "uptake of rooftop solar systems". Here's an excerpt:
The report found Australia ranked sixth in the world when it came to the uptake of solar photovoltaic roof-top systems on a per capita basis (with 0.19 kilowatts). The top three countries were Germany (0.47 kilowatts), Italy (0.31 kilowatts) and Belgium (0.19 kilowatts).
By contrast, in the United States, the world's biggest economy, only 0.5 per cent of households, or 600,0000 homes, have solar PV installed. A small-scale solar system is defined as less than 100 kilowatts.
When combined with wind power, Australia ranked eighth (0.35 kilowatts), with Denmark (0.97 kilowatts), Germany (0.95 kilowatts) and Spain (0.63 kilowatts) the top three countries in the world in terms of per capita uptake.
Energy Supply Association of Australia chief executive Matthew Warren said the new analysis showed Australia had not been a laggard on renewable energy generation.
"We have double the penetration rates of the next best country, Belgium, and more than three times the level in Germany which is considered a world leader in solar generation."