Home Solar Power In Queensland

True to its “sunshine state” label, there’s no doubt Queensland is a solar energy powerhouse. According to Australia’s Clean Energy Regulator, more than 753,524 small scale systems (<100kW) had been installed across the state as at December 31, 2020. Figures from the Australian PV Institute put the percentage of suitable dwellings with PV installed at 39.8% – making it the nation’s leader in this regard.

Small scale PV systems installed across Queensland collectively represent more than 3.63GW of capacity. With a population of around 5,115,451 (September 2019 – ABS), there’s been approximately 710 watts of solar power capacity installed per capita (Australia’s average is around 505 watts). 

Added to this is the capacity of the many large-scale PV power stations popping up around the state. The Queensland Government has set a goal of 50 per cent renewable energy generation capacity by 2030 and solar energy plays an important role in this target.

In Brisbane, each kilowatt of panels you install (assuming good quality components professionally installed) will generate on average 4.2 kilowatt-hours of electricity a day. Many Queensland households are now opting for large systems (6kW+) to get the best bang for their buck.

To support purchasing a system and in addition to Australia’s major solar subsidy, Queensland households may be eligible for the state’s support incentive, although eligibility is quite limited.

As well as reducing mains grid electricity consumption, Queensland households can also be paid for the surplus energy they generate that is exported – this is known as a feed-in tariff. 

If you’re considering buying solar panels in QLD, you may find the sections below useful.

Other Queensland Solar Energy Information

Recommended Installers In Selected  QLD Areas

The following links will take you to solar power information specific to selected major population areas and some installers I recommend – but bear in mind we have good installers participating in our network for just about everywhere in Queensland and can put you in touch with them.

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