Which country has the most solar per capita

Darcy Hitchcock

Australia has long supported their coal industry so it may be a surprise to discover they’re leading the world. They have so much solar that daytime wholesale prices are sometimes zero.

Just last week, Australia was recognised as the country with the most solar per capita in the world – nearly 1kW of panels for every one person – after a smashing year of uptake in 2020 pushed the total installed on the nation’s rooftops to 13GW and rising.

The PV in Australia Report for 2020, published as part of the International Energy Agency PV Power Systems analysis, detailed a record-breaking year for rooftop solar, with total of 370,000 new systems installed on homes and businesses, and no sign of this trend slowing down.


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