Rooftop solar installations increase roof despite Victoria’s lockdown.

A near-record number of rooftop solar systems were installed in Australia last month, despite a plunge in Victorian installations during COVID-19 restrictions and lockdown.

And Victorian installations are likely to increase rapidly when restrictions ease, with some solar installers saying they are already booked out until March next year.

Nationally, 250 megawatts of electricity were added in September – the second-highest monthly level on record – despite Victorian installations plummeting as a result of Melbourne’s stage four COVID-19 lockdown. This is more than 43 per cent up on a year ago.

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