Postcodes across Queensland have been compared to determine which areas have the most residential rooftop solar, with Bundaberg coming out on top.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said over 722,000 Queensland homes have solar.

“Together, Queensland’s homes account to over 3.5 GW capacity, that’s more generation capacity than Qld’s 2 largest power stations combined (Gladstone 1,680MW, Stanwell 1,460MW),” Ms Palaszczuk said.

“I want to thank every Queenslander who has helped lower electricity prices and our carbon footprint by installing solar panels on their home – your home is part of Queensland’s biggest power station, powering the state.”

Deputy Premier Steven Miles said a new solar system is connected every 11 minutes in Queensland.

“Queensland not only leads the nation but also the world in rooftop solar,” he said.

“While rooftop solar supplied 8.9 per cent of Queensland’s total energy needs last financial year, in the middle of the day it can represent more than 40 per cent of generation.”

Energy Minister Mick de Brenni said Bundaberg’s 4670 postcode tops not only Queensland, but the national solar stakes, with over 15,600 solar households.

“This is followed by the 4655 postcode at Hervey Bay, the second highest in Queensland, with over 14,000 solar households,” he said.

“Caloundra and Toowoomba are in third and fourth position, respectively.”

Postcodes with highest uptake of residential solar PV:

  • 1st 4670 (Bundaberg) = 15,600 solar households
  • 2nd 4655 (Hervey Bay) = 14,000 solar households
  • 3rd 4551 (Caloundra) = 12,800 solar households
  • 4th 4350 (Toowoomba) = 12,200 solar households
  • 5th 4740 (Mackay) = 11,600 solar households
  • 6th 4300 (Springfield) = 10,300 solar households
  • 7th 4207 (Beenleigh/Logan Village) = 10,200 solar households
  • 8th 4211 (Nerang) = 10,200 solar households
  • 9th 4209 (Coomera) = 9,390 solar households
  • 10th 4305 (Ipswich) 9,350 solar households
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