Australia’s top 10 solar powered suburbs

A new report has revealed which suburbs are most embracing of the switch to renewable energy.

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Solar installation firm, Solar Run, has reviewed data from the Clean Energy Council (CEC) to calculate the total number of solar installations within every Australian suburb between January 2020 and December 2023.

Managing director and CEO of Solar Run, Anthony Kurta, stated that the firm’s analysis “highlights the leaders in this green revolution and emphasises the importance of continued support and investment in clean energy”.

The Victorian suburb of Tarneit contained the most solar installations with the area’s 2,177 solar installations followed by runner-up Box Hill’s (NSW) 2,152 solar installations.

Suburbs in Queensland also registered highly in the ranking, with the Bundaberg locality of Winfield’s substantial investment into solar power resulting in 1,735 installations, while the coastal areas of Caloundra and Mackay reported 1,651 and 1,502 installations respectively.


Roxburgh Park (Victoria) and Maryborough (Queensland) were not too far behind, with 1,475 and 1,466 installations respectively.

Extrapolating this data, Solar Run emphasised that the distribution of installations varied heavily across states, with the firm identifying “geographic size, population density, availability and attractiveness of rebates, and community initiatives” as particularly influential.

As a result, the higher rates of installations in areas such as Tarneit and Roxburgh Park, Box Hill, and Bundaberg were attributed to the “new housing estates, denser population, and smaller geographical areas” of these states.

Commenting on the findings, Kurta relayed that “these findings are a testament to the growing momentum of renewable energy across Australia”.

“Communities are increasingly recognising the benefits of solar power, not just for the environment but also for economic resilience,” he concluded.

The suburbs with the most solar installations between January 2020 and December 2023 were:

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