Australian Solar Council debuts solar electorate map

6th Nov 2012

If you have ever wondered about the profile of the average Australian who has invested in solar panels, a new map debuted by the Australian Solar Council could provide you with exactly the information you are looking for!

The data, which was produced by solar consulting organisation Sunwiz and was released by the Solar Energy Industries Association and 100% Renewables, as well as the Australian Solar Council, could prove to be beneficial for federal MPs who are curious about solar voters in their electorate.

According to John Grimes, chair of the Australian Solar Council (formerly the Australian Solar Energy Society, or AuSES), voters will be keeping a close eye on leaders' support of the Renewable Energy Target.

He explained: "Four million Australians now have solar on their roofs, thanks to the Renewable Energy target, and we know many more Australians want to go solar to cut their power bills."

Grimes added that this puts solar voters in a crucial position of power, particularly given that the Melbourne electorate of Lalor has the second-highest take-up of solar panels and solar hot water systems in the country.

Other areas where solar uptake is particularly high includes rural areas, as well as mortgage belts of Australia's major cities.

Posted by Mike Peacock

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