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Solar Panel Installations In Australia Break Record

Whilst the number of solar panels being installed in the UK has been floundering in the last couple of years or so this has certainly not been the case in Australia. In fact, quite the opposite as a record was broken in 2017.

Last year there was 1,057 megawatts of solar power installed. This means that there were in the region of 3.5 million solar panels fitted in 2017. That is in excess of 9,500 solar photovoltaic panels being fitted every day – a huge number.

When comparing the figures with 2016 there was a rise of 41%. Again, this is a large increase.

Solar power is certainly proving to be a popular source of renewable energy in Australia and is being taken up by many homeowners and business owners who are having solar panels fitted to their roofs in large numbers as, of course, the above figures confirm. These solar panel installations will no doubt help Australia reduce its carbon emissions that is something that countries around the world are tasked with doing.

It will be interesting to see if we see an upturn in the number of solar panels being installed here in the UK. The days seem to have long gone when we could drive around a local housing estate and notice that there had been a number of new rooftop installations of solar panels. Nowadays, such installations certainly appear to be few and far between.

It would appear that something needs to be done to encourage more homes and businesses to have solar panels fitted here in the UK. Unfortunately, the downturn in solar panel installations has no doubt resulted in a considerable number of people loosing their jobs within this industry.

Here at Solar Panels UK, we will continue to keep our readers up to date with any significant developments relating to solar power and any interesting stories.

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