Commercial-scale solar systems are being installed at an unprecedented rate in South Australia as companies attempt to combat some of the most expensive electricity prices in the world.

Large available roof areas and improvements in solar PV technology are making solar arrays more viable for companies looking to reduce overheads and take control of their energy future.

Australian National University’s Centre for Climate Economy and Policy Honorary Associate Professor Hugh Saddler said the number of solar-powered businesses was on the rise, particularly in South Australia, which has a long renewable energy history.

“The rooftop solar market has shifted away from almost exclusively on households to more and more on commercial businesses,” he said.

“If you’ve got

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