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6 facts about renewable energy in Australia.

1

Nearly 3 million homes across the country have rooftop solar.

2

Nearly 30% of Australian energy is already renewable. And soon it will be 50%.

3

There were 18,000 jobs in rooftop solar in 2020.

4

There’s over 20 new wind farms being built right now, supporting 8000 jobs.

5

Renewable energy has almost tripled in the last decade.

6

There’s over 30,000 jobs in renewables, and growing every day.

Explore the renewable revolution by state

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22K

There were 22,000 jobs in solar in 2020.

9000

At the end of 2020, there were 9000 workers constructing 76 large-scale renewable energy projects.

20K

Over 20,000 Aussie households installed batteries in 2020.

ACT

35K

Almost 35,000 homes have rooftop solar.

100%

Powered by renewable energy.

45.3%

In 2019–20 the ACT’s emissions were 45.3% below 1990 levels.

NSW

700K

Almost 700,000 homes with rooftop solar.

Jobs

NSW Government Electricity Infrastructure Roadmap will create 6300 construction & 2800 ongoing jobs.

60%

Aiming for 60% renewable energy by 2030.

NT

16%

16% of NT energy was renewable in 2020.

60%

Aiming for 60% renewable energy by 2030.

Jobs

Plans for a solar farm and ‘sun cable’ connecting NT with Singapore creating 1500 construction jobs & 350 ongoing jobs.

QLD

800K

Nearly 800,000 homes with rooftop solar.

#1

Bundaberg is the postcode with the most rooftop solar in Australia.

50%

Almost 17% renewable energy and aiming for 50% renewable energy by 2030.

SA

60%

Powered by 60% renewable energy.

100%

On track to achieve 100% renewable energy by 2025.

40%

Over 300,000 homes with rooftop solar, representing about 40% of SA households.

TAS

100%

Powered by 100% renewable energy.

80%

Over 80% of Tasmania’s power comes from hydro.

200%

Aiming for 200% renewable energy by 2040.

VIC

550K

Over 550,000 homes with rooftop solar.

30%

Nearly 30% of Victoria’s energy was renewable in 2020.

50%

Aiming for 50% renewable energy by 2030.

WA

70%

On track to achieve 70% renewable energy by 2040.

24%

Already powered by 24% renewable energy.

380K

Over 380,000 homes with rooftop solar.

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