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Cracking the small-scale code - February 2017

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23 March 2017

Small-scale systems installed across Australia

This map shows the total number of small-scale renewable energy systems installed under the Small-scale Renewable Energy Scheme in each state and territory, and the total kilowatt rated output for February 2017 and the national cumulative totals since 2001.

Statistics for the map of Australia

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*Given the 12-month period for creating small-scale technology certificates, the number of certificates for monthly installations will continue to rise. The data which informs this month’s update is accurate as at 1 March 2017. For up to date figures, please refer to the postcode data for small-scale installations.

National trends and analysis

  • There were 6316 small-scale systems installed nationally in February, with a total generation capacity of 29 928.
  • Installation rates for February are currently tracking higher than January, with 6316 installed compared to 4623 last month
  • Queensland continues to have the highest level of small-scale installations across Australia with 1994 systems installed so far in February
  • Queensland had the highest number of commercial sized solar PV systems (10-100kW) installed in February, with 72 systems installed
  • There were 248 commercial sized solar PV systems (10 – 100kW) installed Australia-wide in February
  • Victoria had the largest small-scale PV system installed so far in February at 50.320kW
  • There were 49 PV systems that had a concurrent battery storage installation in February, bringing the total to 2771

Types of small-scale systems installed in each state and territory

Each table below shows the breakdown of system types installed in each state and territory for February 2017, and the running total since the Small-scale Renewable Energy Scheme commenced in 2001.

Key
Solar photovoltaic Solar photovoltaic panels Solar water heater Solar water heaters
Wind turbines Wind turbines Hydro Hydro
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  • The Australian Capital Territory installed 37 small-scale systems in February, which is an increase from January’s installation figures
  • Fyshwick (postcode area 2609) is the top performing suburb in the Australian Capital Territory in February with three new installations
  • Solar water heaters represent 27 per cent of the small-scale installations in the Australian Capital Territory in February.
  • New South Wales had the third highest level of small-scale installations across Australia in February, representing 20 per cent of the total installed capacity Australia-wide this month
  • New South Wales had 70 commercial sized solar PV systems (10 – 100kW) installed in February.
  • Banora Point (postcode area 2486) is the top performing suburb in the New South Wales in February with 22 new installations
  • There were 24 PV systems that had a concurrent battery storage installation in New South Wales in February
  • The Northern Territory has installed 37 small-scale systems in February which is higher than last month, and represents 1 per cent of installs Australia-wide
  • Zuccoli (postcode area 0832) is the top performing postcode in the Northern Territory in February with seven new installations
  • There were 1994 small-scale installations in Queensland in February, which is higher than last month, representing 32 per cent of the total installed capacity Australia-wide
  • Buderim (postcode area 4556) is the top performing suburb in Queensland in February with 18 new installations
  • Queensland had 72 commercial sized solar PV systems (10 – 100kW) installed in February.
  • There were seven PV systems that had a concurrent battery storage installation in Queensland in February
  • South Australia has installed 438 small-scale systems in February which is an increase from last month, representing 7 per cent of the total installed capacity Australia-wide
  • Murray Bridge (postcode area 5253) was the top performing suburb in South Australia in February with seven new installations
  • South Australia had 22 commercial sized solar PV systems (10-100kW) installed in February
  • Tasmania has installed 116 small-scale systems in February which is an increase from last month, representing 2 per cent of the total installed capacity Australia-wide
  • Solar water heaters represent 8 per cent of the small-scale installations in Tasmania in February

  • Victoria has installed 827 small-scale systems in February which is an increase from last month, representing 13 per cent of the total installed capacity Australia-wide
  • Eildon (postcode area 3713) is the top performing suburb in Victoria in February with 44 new installations
  • Victoria had 38 commercial sized solar PV systems installed in February
  • Solar water heaters represent 28 per cent of the small-scale installations in Victoria in February
  • Western Australia has installed 1610 small-scale systems in February which is higher than last month, and represents 25 per cent of installs Australia-wide
  • Kingsley (postcode area 6026) is the top performing suburb in Western Australia in February with 36 new installations
  • Western Australia had 36 commercial sized solar PV system installed in February
  • Solar water heaters represent 12 per cent of the small-scale installations in Western Australia in February

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