Australia has again shown its strength in PV, leading the world in PV penetration, and having the world’s highest solar PV per capita according to the IEA PV Power Systems Snapshot of Global PV Markets 2022.
Prof Renate Egan, Australian PV Institute (APVI) Member and Australian contributor to the report, notes “Last year Australia moved ahead of Germany for the most solar installed per capita. With a strong year in 2021, we have increased our lead – with solar now contributing over 13% of all electricity demand, a figure that has doubled in less than three years.”
Australia also remains in the top ten for both new installs and total market, as it has done for over twenty years. Renate continues, “The APVI has been tracking solar PV installs in Australia since 1992, when 7MW was installed, with only 1.6MW on -grid. With at least 4.6GW installed in 2021, we are now installing twice as much every day as we did in an entire year in 1992.”