Thursday, April 12, 2012

Who's Getting into Solar Power?

Recent data in Australia revealed the postcodes most enthusiastic about getting solar panels. Interestingly, they are low-income suburbs and retirement areas (contrary to the popular myth that it's a rich person's activity). Also the states with supportive solar initiatives fared the greatest.

But internationally Australia still falls behind. Despite our famously intense sunshine and wide open spaces, we don't even make the top 10 - a list which includes Belgium and South Korea.

[Related link: Country people switched on]
[Related link: Top Australian postcodes of 2012 - state by state]


Dani said...

I think the US is behind you guys. One of these days...

Dani @ ONNO Organic Clothing

david said...

Hi Dani,

Thanks for the comment. I had another look at the list. The USA is there - at number 5, between Italy and the Czech Republic.

Sure, we might expect better of the US (like to be up with Germany and Spain) but at least they are on the list.

Thanks for commenting :)