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Cracking the small-scale code - January 2017

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14 February 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 January 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 January 2017. For up to date figures, please refer to the postcode data for small-scale installations.

National trends and analysis

  • There were 4623 small-scale systems installed nationally in January, with a total generation capacity of 21,338
  • Installation rates for January are currently tracking lower than December, with 4623 installed compared to 6787 last month
  • Queensland continues to have the highest level of small-scale installations across Australia with 1482 systems installed so far in January
  • Queensland had the highest number of commercial sized solar PV systems (10–100kW) installed in January, with 47 systems installed
  • There were 150 commercial sized solar PV systems (10–100kW) installed Australia-wide in January
  • New South Wales had the largest small-scale PV system installed so far in January at 44.800kW
  • There were 30 PV systems that had a concurrent battery storage installation in January, bringing the total to 2559

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 January 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 12 small-scale systems in January, which is a decrease from December installation figures
  • Kambah (postcode area 2902) is the top performing suburb in the Australian Capital Territory in January with two new installations
  • Solar water heaters represent 17 per cent of the small-scale installations in the Australian Capital Territory in January.
  • New South Wales had the third highest level of small-scale installations across Australia in January, representing 18 per cent of the total installed capacity Australia-wide this month
  • New South Wales had the second highest number of commercial sized solar PV systems (10–100kW) installed in January with 47, 71 per cent of these installations were between 10–15kW
  • Mount Thorley (postcode area 2330) had the largest small-scale PV system installed in New South Wales in January at 44.800kW
  • Broken Hill (postcode area 2880) was the top performing suburb in New South Wales in January with 9 new installations
  • There were 17 PV systems that had a concurrent battery storage installation in New South Wales in January
  • The Northern Territory has installed 34 small-scale systems in January which is lower 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 January with four new installations
  • Queensland continues to have the highest overall level of small-scale installations in Australia, representing 32 per cent of the total installed capacity Australia-wide this month
  • There were 1,482 small-scale installations in Queensland in January, which is lower than December.
  • Caboolture (postcode area 4510) is the top performing suburb in Queensland in January with 16 new installations
  • Inkerman (postcode area 4806) had the largest small-scale PV system installed in Queensland in January 31.500kW
  • Queensland had 47 commercial sized solar PV systems (10–100kW) installed in January, 62 per cent of these are between 10–15kW
  • There were four PV systems that had a concurrent battery storage installation in Queensland in January
  • South Australia has installed 316 small-scale systems in January which is a decrease from December, representing 7 per cent of the total installed capacity Australia-wide this month
  • Mount Barker (postcode area 5251) was the top performing suburb in South Australia in January with six new installations.
  • Gepps Cross (postcode area 5094) had the largest small-scale PV system installed in South Australia in January at 37.800kW
  • South Australia had 24 commercial sized solar PV systems (10–100kW) installed in January, 63 per cent are between 10–15kW
  • Tasmania has installed 73 small-scale systems in January which is a decrease from December
  • Tasmania represents 2 per cent of the total installed capacity across Australia
  • Wynyard (postcode area 7325) is the top performing suburb in Tasmania in January with four new installations
  • Sandy Bay postcode area 7005) had the largest small-scale PV system installed in Tasmania in January at 10–15kW
  • Solar water heaters represent 25 per cent of the small-scale installations in Tasmania in January

  • Victoria has installed 483 small-scale systems in January which is a decrease from December and represents 10 per cent of the total installed capacity Australia-wide this month
  • Point Cook (postcode area 3030) is the top performing suburb in Victoria in January with 12 new installations
  • Williamstown North (postcode area 3016) had the largest small-scale PV system installed in Victoria in January at 30.475kW
  • Victoria had 20 commercial sized solar PV systems installed in January, 35 per cent of these installations are between 10–15kW
  • Solar water heaters represent 10 per cent of the small-scale installations in Victoria in January
  • Western Australia had the second highest level of small-scale installations across Australia in January, representing 30 per cent of the total installed capacity Australia-wide this month
  • Canning Vale (postcode area 6155) is the top performing suburb in Western Australia in January with 31 new installations
  • Cervantes (postcode area 6511) had the largest small-scale PV system installed in Western Australia in January at 39.960kW
  • Western Australia had 20 commercial sized solar PV system installed in January, 45 per cent of these installations are between 20-50kW
  • Solar water heaters represent 12 per cent of the small-scale installations in Western Australia in January

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