Rooftop solar uptake still highest in low-income Australia

“Just in case we needed any more evidence to debunk the myth that rooftop solar was a plaything of the rich – or middle class welfare – a new and detailed analysis of solar installations in Australia has shown that lower income families and regional communities are the nation’s most likely to put solar systems on their roofs.

In a study measuring the uptake of solar panels and hot water systems by postcode and income, the REC Agents Association (RAA) has found that, of the top 10 solar suburbs in each Australian state and territory, almost all households had a lower income than the state average.

The analysis, released by the national industry body on Tuesday, also shows more than 40 per cent of solar installs are in rural and regional communities, despite these communities making up only 32 per cent of Australia’s housing stock.”

http://reneweconomy.com.au/2014/rooftop-solar-uptake-still-highest-in-low-income-australia-63263

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Everyone in the world needs to start switching over to alternative energy sources instead of being dependent on carbon emitting power sources.  I’m glad people are starting to realize that solar panels really aren’t that expensive and you can save money in the long run.

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