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Australia’s utility and energy insights

August 2021

The future of global power generation lies in renewable energy. While one in four Australian homes currently have a solar panel installed, renewable energy adoption continues to increase. In fact, installation rates of solar panels increased by 13% in 2020. Despite this, coal, oil, and gas remain reliable and affordable sources of power, and hold 76% of Australian electricity share.

Microsoft Advertising looked at how these industry trends are impacting search volume. Energy-related searches and clicks have increased since December 2020, with solar searches growing 14% year to date. We also found that 40% of users searched only once for an energy provider before converting, indicating the importance of brands being discoverable early in the purchase funnel.

Download the insights to get full details on search trends and tips on how to best reach consumers in their search journey surrounding energy.

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