ABS figures show one in four households in Queensland use solar power.ONE in four Queensland households use solar energy, according to figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics, but there’s been slow growth in using power generated by the sun nationally.The proportion of households in Australia with solar panels used for energy and/or hot water has risen slightly from 15 per cent in 2012 to 17 per cent in 2015—16, according to the ABS Survey of Income and Housing. Hamptons style home a hit Shares vs. property Designer’s apartment for sale The biggest increase in solar uptake over this period was a 7 percentage point increase in Queensland, with one in four homes now having solar panels installed. More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this homeless than 1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investorless than 1 hour agoThe number of households with solar panels has risen slightly to 17 per cent, according to the ABS.And as the mercury starts to rise, homes and businesses in the Sunshine State are expected to advantage of solar power.Between 2001 and 2015, there were 1.5 million small-scale solar panel installations across the country.The region with the highest take up was Baldivis, a large developing region south of Perth, with 3,511 installations. GET THE LATEST REAL ESTATE NEWS DIRECT TO YOUR INBOX HERE But most of the other regions with a high uptake in solar panel installations were all in Queensland, including Bribie Island (3,493), Noosa Hinterland (3343) and Jimboomba (3158).Homes bought or built in the past decade were more likely to have solar panels than those purchased less recently. However, less than 10 per cent of first home buyers had solar panels on their dwellings compared with 24 per cent of other home buyers.
An extra point ended up being the difference. All-American Aaron Donald broke free and stuck his hand up. He blocked the kick and kept SU’s lead at just 6-0 three minutes into the game. And that deflected extra point, coupled with a 41-yard missed field goal by Ryan Norton in the fourth, kept Syracuse (5-6, 3-4 Atlantic Coast) from becoming bowl eligible. The Orange lost to Pittsburgh (5-6, 3-4) 17-16 at the Carrier Dome on Saturday afternoon. When Norton made a field goal that would have tied the score at 10 had the extra point been converted, Syracuse trailed by one. Terrel Hunt’s beautiful touchdown pass to Alvin Cornelius didn’t bump the lead to a full touchdown margin. It put Syracuse up six.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThen Pittsburgh took the lead on a touchdown run by Isaac Bennett and a good extra point after by Panthers kicker Chris Blewitt.After a 5-yard pass to Ashton Broyld put Syracuse into field goal range, Norton had another chance — this one to give SU the lead. But Norton missed the 41-yarder wide right and Syracuse lost by the point it failed to score all the way back in the game’s first three minutes.“We all make mistakes,” Syracuse linebacker Lewellyn Coker said. “We’re all human. He wasn’t able to execute, but it shouldn’t have been that that determined if we win or not.” Comments Published on November 23, 2013 at 8:37 pm Contact Trevor: firstname.lastname@example.org | @TrevorHass Facebook Twitter Google+ read more