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Understanding the determinants of rooftop solar installation: evidence from household surveys in Australia

Best, Rohan; Burke, Paul J.; Nishitateno, Shuhei


Australia is a world leader in household uptake of solar photovoltaic systems. In this paper, we use household-level data to identify economic, social, and environmental factors that influence actual uptake and the intention to install. We find that higher net wealth is generally associated with higher likelihood to install. Households that have mortgages, that spend more on electricity, and that pay higher average electricity prices are more likely to intend to install. Environmental...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2019-07-05
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics
DOI: 10.1111/1467-8489.12319
Access Rights: Open Access


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