Australian homes and businesses installed a total of 157MW of residential and commercial solar in the month of April, marking a drop in volume from March, thanks mainly to the Easter and Anzac Day public holidays.
The “April dip” saw volumes fall in every state and across all solar size classes, according to the latest monthly tally from SunWiz, except in the smaller commercial ranges of 20-30kW, and 50-75kW.
Nevertheless, the total volume of solar installed for the year to date is still tracking well ahead of the same time last year – at 45 per cent higher.
“Commercial is on the wane, as a proportion of STC volume, across most states, NSW being the exception,” said SunWiz managing director Warwick Johnston.
Johnston said all eyes would now be on the Victorian residential market, watching for any impact from the pause in the state government’s Solar Homes rebate, which will kick back in in July.