Second best rooftop solar month on record – thanks to commercial installs

Small and medium businesses have helped to deliver another bumper month for rooftop solar in Australia, with a total of 126MW of PV panels installed across June.

The latest data from solar analysts SunWiz shows that while registrations fell for the month from May’s record volume, they fell to a level that was still the second-highest on record.

That puts the first six months of 2018 just shy of the total sub-100kW installation tally for 2015 or 2016, says SunWiz’s Warwick Johnston – and 50 per cent ahead of the same time last year.

The major source of momentum for the month of June has been commercial-sized solar systems, particularly in the 30kW and over segment of the market.

Residential registrations, meanwhile, “fell pronouncedly,” says Johnston.

In the states, commercial solar grew in Victoria, WA and Queensland, with small commercial continuing on its upwards path in NSW, Queensland and Victoria, and large commercial bouncing up in Queensland and Victoria.

Average rooftop solar system size also reached a new record, the report says, jumping to 7.3kW.

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