Solar orders through the MASH and Hepburn Solar Bulk-Buys are strong, mirroring the situation in the rest of Victoria and across Australia. In the four months to end of August, over 600 kilowatts of solar and 27 Tesla Powerwall batteries have been ordered through the bulk-buys by 161 households.
Now 34% of homes in the Mt Alexander Shire have solar, with around 30% installed through the MASH bulk-buy in the last 6 years.
Neighbouring shires are a little lower – with the Macedon Ranges Shire on the Aussie average of 27%, Hepburn Shire at 25% and the Bendigo region at 23%.
Nationwide, 27% of Aussie homes have a rooftop solar system with the actual numbers passing the 2.5 million mark in July. The popularity of solar continues which is good news for household bill savings and the environment.