A recent study has outlined that Australia is barely making a dent to its rooftop solar potential.
Australia could be home to almost 179 gigawatts of rooftop solar, dwarfing its current capacity of over 2 gigawatts. The potential capacity is over 80 times the current amount.
The study was completed by three leading Australian institutions, the Institute for Sustainable Futures, the School of Photovoltaic and Renewable Energy Engineering (SPREE), and the Australian Photovoltaic Institute.
With Australia experiencing an ongoing surge in the growth of rooftop PV installations, it may come as a surprise that less than 5% of rooftop capacity is being utilised for solar power.
Approximately half of the potential capacity is on residential rooftops, with the remainder coming from a combination of rural production, commercial and industrial rooftops.
The study doesn’t suggest that Australia could or should source all its energy from rooftop solar, as there are limitations to the solar output of some sites (shading or structural integrity problems). However, it proves that rooftop solar installations in Australia for both businesses and home has a long way to go.
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