The share of solar energy in Australia is less than a percent of the entire energy system. But the number of buildings where solar panels are installed is growing year by year. What are these buildings? Is there a lot of private housing in this share? And what is the first thing you need to know if you have a house. And you are thinking about putting energy there?
Australia launched a microgeneration law last year that allows companies and individuals. Who install solar energy to sell excess electricity to the city grid. That is, the counter can officially spin in the opposite direction. How it works? And what is the main thing to consider if you have a private house and are thinking about solar panels? We deal with the Ministry of Energy of the Australian Federation and the user. Who has been supplying the house with electricity from solar panels since 2014.
What is the state of solar energy in Australia?
As of January 2022, according to the Ministry of Energy of the Australian Federation. In the Unified Energy System (UES) of Australia. The total capacity of power plants is 246.55 GW, the share of solar power plants (SPP) is 1.962 GW, which is approximately 0.8% (0.78%). In the world, the share of solar energy in electricity generation in 2020 is less than 3%. The 2000s, it accounted for less than 0.1%.
In Australia, large projects in solar energy began to appear after the adoption in 2013. Government program that stimulates the use of renewable energy. Facilities in the wholesale electricity market. The first industrial solar power plant with a capacity of 5 MW was built in Altai in 2014.
In the world in the past five years, the construction of solar power plants and wind turbines has increased.