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Solar Report - March 2017

While the trend for solar PV system installations has remained fairly flat since January 2016 the average unit size has increased. Cumulative installed capacity for solar PV in Australia stood at 5500 MW with more than 1.65 million installations at February 2017. Our Solar report looks at the latest trends and projections. Read more.

 

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