Introduction to solar – AEF | Australian Energy Foundation

Introduction to solar

Though solar power has been around since the 1960s, it was in the early 2000s that the industry kicked off in Australia, thanks to the introduction of the renewable energy target.

Since then, solar has grown across the country, becoming popular with households who are looking to reduce their electricity costs, power their homes with clean, affordable energy and get more energy independence.

Today, over 2 million homes are powering their homes with solar.