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Australia’s stunning solar year that was 2021 ended with a final flourish, after December delivered a record for utility-scale PV generation, surpassing 1,000GWh in a month for the first time to reach a total of 1,263GWh.

The new record was marked by Rystad senior analyst David Dixon, who said on LinkedIn that the bulk of the big solar power over the month had been generated in New South Wales, where output totalled 577GWh.

Readers may recall that NSW set the scene for some big numbers at the very start of the month, when it smashed the record for solar output twice in two days breaking through the 2GW barrier for the first time.

As RenewEconomy reported at the time, the state’s 32 grid-scale solar farms reached a new peak of 1827MW at around 1.40pm on Wednesday December 01, and then jumped to 2,092MW at 11.05am AEST on Thursday (December 02).

[Sophie Vorrath]

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