In March 2017, the number of households in Australia installed solar panels has reached the highest rate in almost five years.
According to the data provided by Warwick Johnston, the founder of SunWiz consulting firm, the total wattage of devices operating on photovoltaic elements amounted to 91 MW, Australian ABC reports.
Mr. Johnston claims that the popularity of small solar energy (independent of centralized heat and electricity networks) has caused by the growth of tariffs and the recent power cuts in South Australia as a result of hurricanes.
He said that an upsurge of interest in solar panels had been detected in 2016 and continues in 2017. The reason is that consumers are becoming aware of the benefits of solar energy and the way to store energy.