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Solar power uptake soars in April

23rd May 2012

We've been holding out for a sudden surge in solar power systems for some time - and it seems that April could have been the month when this finally happened!

The latest data from SunWiz Consulting reveals that the Australian solar power market increased in April, following a pretty steady roll-out in the previous weeks.

During the month alone, a whopping 61 megawatts was added to the country's solar market - this refers to the number of registrations, rather than installations.

Warwick Johnston of SunWiz Consulting, who was responsible for putting together these figures, suggested the reason behind the trend could be consumers wanting to take advantage of the current solar multiplier.

Changes are due to come into effect on July 1, which will reduce the federal government's scheme by a third - meaning you as consumers don't get rewarded quite as much for generating solar electricity.

Throughout April, Queensland accounted for 40 per cent of the total installations, with Miara and Waterloo on the central coast identified as major hotspots.

Once these changes do come into force in July, it will be interesting to see the effect on installation figures - watch this space!

Posted by Mike Peacock


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