Rooftop solar welcomed in record numbers, thanks to rebates and interest-free loans
As more households embrace renewable energy, new figures have revealed that solar photovoltaic (PV) systems are being installed at record numbers across the country.
According to the ACT Government’s 2019/20 annual feed-in tariff report, there are more than 28,000 solar generators in the Territory, an increase of more than 17% during the previous financial year.
What’s more impressive is that rooftop solar within the ACT has produced more than 135 megawatts during the 2019/20 financial year.
Plus, more than 47,000 MWh came from over 10,000 solar PVs that were provided by the ACT Government’s Feed-In Tariff (FiT) scheme, an incentive from 2009 that was designed to boost solar uptake and reduce solar system prices altogether.
“It’s great to see incentives like these are giving the average household the opportunity to generate their own electricity and save on their energy bills,” said Mozo Director, Kirsty Lamont.
One in five Victorian households have rooftop solar
The latest figures in Victoria reveal a similar story, with more than half a million households producing their own power, thanks to solar.
“Victoria has embraced renewable energy – and we want to see these impressive figures rise even higher. Solar is good for jobs, it’s good for the environment and it’s good for bringing down power bills,” said Minister for Solar Homes, Lily D’Ambrosio.
The large uptake in rooftop solar amongst Victorians might be due to the success of its Solar Homes rebate program, which provides discounts for solar systems, batteries and hot water systems.
“The recent expansion of our solar battery rebate program will help Victorians store their affordable rooftop energy and boost local solar businesses as Victoria’s economic recovery continues,” said D’Ambrosio.
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