With a slow start to 2016, it seemed as if reaching Australia's renewable energy goal of 33,000 Gwh by 2020 was unlikely. However, commercial solar projects in late 2016 and early 2017 have pushed Australia back on-track to reaching its goal. The commercial solar industry grows larger and larger with each coming year and as it does, it continues to account for more of Australia's renewable output. Experts say that much of the commercial solar market is still untapped --on the front lines, we know this is true.
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The quieter achievements of Australia’s commercial solar sector – big solar’s “poor little cousin” – was also an increasingly important contributor to the 2020 target.
“(Here) you’ve got large, significant energy consumption during the day, and large roof space,” he said, noting the largely untapped potential of the commercial and industrial solar sector.
“In essence there’s been a doubling of the capacity of (commercial solar) projects, year on year, year on year.
“You don’t have to be a mathematician to know that … amounts to exponential growth. From big things little thing grow,” he said.