Australia has plenty of sunshine throughout the entire year and harnessing solar energy is certainly a very interesting clean energy prospect down under. Solar energy popularity is growing not just in Australia but in the rest of the globe too as many countries are looking for clean energy sources to replace dirty fossil fuels such as coal.
In this sense, it is not surprising that according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics 19% of all Australian households have solar panels or solar water heaters installed. This represents an astonishing growth because three years ago this percentage was only 5%.
Not surprisingly, it is South Australia that leads the way in solar energy use with 24% of households using some form of solar energy while in Queensland this percentage is 20%.