Australia’s new solar and wind energy projects affected by COVID-19

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September 09, 2020

Australia’s new solar and wind energy projects affected by COVID-19

No matter where you live in the world, COVID-19 has likely had an impact on your way of life, and as Australia slowly begins to ease lockdown measures, it’s time to look at how it has affected its solar panels and solar systems.

Why would COVID-19 affect solar panels in Australia?

In order to reduce the spread of COVID-19, Australia joined other nations in introducing lockdown measures and towards the end of March, those measures became restrictive

Measures such as restricting domestic travel, introducing social distancing, and suspending unnecessary work all had the potential to slow down solar system developments. However, as they begin to ease, there’s hope that projects will return to normal.

Has COVID-19 slowed down the installation of rooftop solar systems?

According to PV Magazine, the number of rooftop solar systems installed in Australia, has rapidly declined since COVID-19 was declared a pandemic. Homeowners began making fewer inquiries for quotes, and those who had requested quotes began to delay the installation process.

It’s worth noting that increases in sickness levels and restrictions on domestic travel would also adversely affect the number of people able to work on solar panels in Australia. Like many other industries, solar energy has experienced a worrying decline.

Is it still possible to install solar panels?

Australian solar panel companies are still operating. It’s possible for them to do so as the installation process is classed as a low-risk exercise. Enforcing the 1.5-metre social distancing rule is possible. While enforcing this rule, those installing the panels won’t compromise the quality of your work.

Depending on your reasoning for installing a solar system, now is as good a time as any to pursue one. There’s no denying that COVID-19 will have a significant effect on the economy. As solar energy can help you save money on your bills in both the short and long term, now is a positive time to make such savings.

Additionally, COVID-19 has given the environment a chance to recover, to an extent. Although everyone is keen to see life return to normal, installing a commercial or residential solar system can help you take care of nature once normality resumes.

If you’re ready to return to pursuing your solar energy dreams, now’s the time to get a quote. We’re available for commercial and residential installations, so call 1300 274 737 to begin the installation process. We’re also available to answer your questions about how COVID-19 will affect the way we do business.

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