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Appendix A: The year in numbers

Appendix A:
The year in numbers

Each year we report on the administration of the Large-scale Renewable Energy Target and Small-scale Renewable Energy Scheme. The following details from 2016 provide a quick reference for key data.

KEY DATA FOR 2016

Large-scale

SupplyLarge-scale renewable energy power stations accredited98
Large-scale renewable energy power stations by energy source86 solar

5 wind

3 hydro

4 biomass (1 agricultural waste,
3 landfill gas)
Large-scale renewable energy power station capacity494 megawatts
Total number of large-scale renewable energy power stations587
Cumulative capacity of all large-scale renewable energy power stations14 157 megawatts
Committed and probable construction of new large-scale renewable energy power station capacity2069 megawatts
Large-scale generation certificates validated17 320 821
DemandLarge-scale generation certificates surrendered19 676 342
Number of large-scale generation certificates voluntarily surrendered (mainly for GreenPower)1 125 913
Large-scale Renewable Energy Target compliance rate89.3 per cent

Small-scale

SupplyNew small-scale systems installed182 173
Total capacity for small generation units installed707 megawatts
Cumulative capacity for small generation units5 426 megawatts
Small-scale systems by type127 333 solar panel systems

39 806 solar water heaters

15 025 air source heat pumps

9 wind systems
Average capacity of solar panel systems5.6 kilowatts
Number of residential (0–10 kilowatt) solar panel system installations in 2016119 541
Number of commercial (10–100 kilowatt) solar panel system installations7792
Total number of small-scale solar panel system installations127 333
Number of all small-scale solar panel system installations by state and territoryACT 927

NSW 28 047

NT 1677

QLD 33 238

SA 12 018

TAS 2414

VIC 25 300

WA 23 712
Total number of installed small-scale systems2 661 839
Small-scale technology certificates validated16 111 973
DemandSmall-scale technology certificates surrendered16 678 285
Market
integrity
Inspections of small-scale systems3441 inspection

86 unsafe

762 sub-standard
Total number of registered agents1658
Total number of registered persons7773

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