Tracking solar uptake in the Shire – Oct 22.
ZEB Board member, Dr Muriel Watt, updates the uptake of solar PV in Byron Shire.
Almost 6 MW of solar PV were installed in the year 2021-22. Total installed capacity is now over 41 MW. When Zero Emissions Byron began in 2015, the installed capacity of solar PV in Byron Shire was less than 10MW.
One third of Byron systems are now sized 6.5 – 9.5 kW, although systems of 14-25 kW are increasing rapidly.
About 47% of houses in Byron Shire now have solar, which is higher than the NSW average of 28% and even higher than the QLD average of 42%.
The graph below has been compiled from data on the APVI Solar Map for the four Byron postcodes covering Bangalow, Byron Bay, Mullumbimby and Ocean Shores (2479, 2481, 2482, 2483).