Australia added 1.3GW of solar in 2017, and could treble it in 2018
Data shows a total 1340 MW of solar PV was installed and operational by the end of December 2017. This is a big number by the standards of Australia’s overall electricity market, not just the solar sector.
Yet in 2018 the industry is on track to commission 2.6 times this level of solar PV with more than 3500 MW expected to be installed, once you consider the significant number of large-scale solar projects that were under construction at the end of 2017
To put this activity into perspective, the construction activity for large-scale solar will directly support the employment of 4423 people on a job year basis.