Although Autumn has officially arrived it certainly doesn’t mean that we’ve said goodbye to the sunshine! Australia is one of the most sun-drenched countries in the world and autumn (alongside all other seasons) still brings plenty of glorious days filled with hours of sunshine! As a continent we are blessed with the highest average solar radiation – giving us greater solar coverage per square meter than any other continent in the world.
You might be surprised to know that theoretically, there is enough sun falling in Australia on a 50km2 radius to provide all of the country’s current electricity needs. To put things into perspective this is just 0.03% of Australia’s total land mass.
Australian households and businesses are making the most of the abundant sunshine and continue to embrace solar energy at a rapid pace in a bid to reduce rising electricity bills and lessen the impact on the environment. In fact, the capacity of solar installed in November 2018 leapt to 177MW nationally. This is a new record for the country and is 13% higher than the previous record set in September. Solar currently meets more than 5.5% of Australia’s energy demand and there is room for continued growth!
Invest now for long term benefit
The latest Renewable Energy Index figures report more than 8,500 homes across Qld and NSW installed solar in the month of October 2018. The homes alone will deliver cumulative savings of $100 million in power bill reduction over the next ten years. There’s no better time to start saving – get more from your roof and install solar. Get in touch with one of the team today.