Australia – The Sunlight Capital

The Solatube product line was invented in Australia, and we take great pride in this fact. However, it shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise that Solatube systems are so popular here; Australia just happens to be home of one of the sunniest places on the planet.

The sheer amount of sunshine we get here in Australia makes it ideal for using solar power, with panels visible on many homes and businesses around the nation. However, the sunny disposition of our land also makes it ideal for using sunlight for interior illumination. To put it plainly, the Solatube Tubular Daylighting system is ideally suited to Australian conditions.


Solatube Tubular Daylighting System
Solatube Tubular Daylighting System

Measuring Sunlight Around the Globe

Why is that, and can it be substantiated? There is data available online that shows the levels of sunshine in various areas around the globe illustrating that Australia is indeed the Sunlight Capital of the World.

Sunlight is measured by comparing the solar radiation around the planet that is able to reach the ground level. This is the most accurate and effective way to get a reading on daylighting potential from the sun, and there are resources online for worldwide climate data that can help us determine the sunniest spots in the world.

Sites like Solar GIS bring comprehensive data about specific data like solar radiation to the solar power industry. They also offer charts and maps that anyone can view to see the data about sunlight in their area. These sites use a number of measures to gauge sunlight intensity. One of these measures is global horizontal irradiation, which combines indirect as well as direct radiation levels on flat surfaces. The result is an accurate measure of the intensity of sunlight in an area.

An Ideal Place for Solatube Lighting

One look at a global map of average global horizontal irradiation per annum shows that the country of Australia is among the sunniest of the world, especially Northern Australia. Only the Middle East and Africa have big geographic areas getting as much solar radiation as the north of Australia. Even our urban areas receive a large amount of sunlight per year.

The closer an area is to the equator, the more direct sunlight it receives. This makes many areas of Australia especially conducive to daylighting from Solatube lighting. The round skylights used in the Solatube system are expertly designed for easy installation and to draw in sunlight from nearly every angle. It is then directed through an extremely reflective solar tube component and into your home or business interior.

Living in Australia, you’re familiar with the abundance of sunshine throughout the country. The Solatube system allows you to make the most of it, and it can draw sunlight into your interior spaces up to 10 metres, allowing you to enjoy the great outdoors, indoors. In many cases, no extra electricity is needed for daylighting. Commercial or residential, there’s a feature-rich Solatube solution that’s ideal for you.

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