"Rooftop solar is poised to overtake coal as Australia's biggest source of
generation capacity, as the rapid pace of new installations accelerates the
decline of fossil fuel-fired power.
A new report from industry group SunWiz shows there is now more than 20,000
megawatts of small-scale solar capacity installed on household and business
roofs across the country.
The lobby forecasts rooftop solar to eclipse the generating capacity of
coal-fired power in April, when energy giant AGL is scheduled to close the
remaining units at its 2,000MW Liddell coal plant in New South Wales.
SunWiz said more than 3.4 million Australian customers had a rooftop solar
system, with the rate of new installations running at roughly 300,000 a year.
It claimed Australia was leading the world in the uptake of photovoltaic cells,
which convert sunlight into electricity."
Via Future Crunch
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