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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 2017 provide a quick reference for key data.

Key data – Large-scale Renewable Energy Target

Supply

yearDescriptionMetric
2017 Large-scale renewable energy power stations accredited 124
Large-scale renewable energy power stations by energy source 112 Solar
8 Wind
4 Biomass
Large-scale renewable energy power station capacity 1088 megawatts
Large-scale generation certificates validated 19,075,335
Cumulative Cumulative number of large-scale renewable energy power stations 711
Cumulative capacity of all large-scale renewable energy power stations 15,286 megawatts
Committed and probable construction of new large-scale renewable energy power stations capacity since 1 January 2016 6535 megawatts

Demand

yearDescriptionMetric
2017 Large-scale generation certificates surrendered 23,203,396
Large-scale generation certificates voluntarily surrendered (mainly for GreenPower) 936,264
Large-scale Renewable Energy Target on-time surrender 93.3 per cent
Total large-scale certificate shortfall charge $89.5 million

Key data – Small-scale Renewable Energy Scheme

Supply

yearDescriptionMetric
2017 New small-scale systems installed 225,991
Small-scale systems installed by type 167,870 solar panel systems
40,322 solar water heaters
17,791 air source heat pumps
8 wind systems
Total capacity for small-scale generation units installed 1052 megawatts
Average capacity of solar panel systems 6.3 kilowatts
Number of residential (0–10 kilowatt) solar panel system installations and capacity Installations: 155,424
Capacity: 759 megawatts
Number of commercial (10–100 kilowatt) solar panel system installations and capacity Installations: 12,446
Capacity: 292 megawatts
Number of small-scale solar panel system installations by state and territory 1742 Australian Capital Territory
41,000 New South Wales
1870 Northern Territory
45,113 Queensland
15,275 South Australia
2319 Tasmania
29,753 Victoria
30,798 Western Australia
Small-scale technology certificates validated 21,662,973
Cumulative Cumulative number of installed small-scale systems 2,900,361
Cumulative number of installed small-scale systems by type 1,809,950 solar panel systems
860,357 solar water heaters
229,615 air source heat pumps
421 wind systems
18 hydro systems
Cumulative capacity for small generation units 6519 megawatts

Demand

yearDescriptionMetric
2017 Small-scale technology certificates surrendered 12,213,677

Market integrity

yearDescriptionMetric
2017 Inspections of small-scale systems 4140 inspections
79 unsafe
822 substandard
Total number of registered agents 136
Total number of registered persons 326

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