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Cracking the small-scale code - June 2016

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21 November 2016

​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 June 2016 and the national cumulative totals since 2001.

Monthly totals​

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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 July 2016. For up to date figures, please refer to the postcode data for small-scale installations.

National trends and analysis

  • There were 5293 small-scale systems installed nationally in June, with a total generation capacity of 22 661kW. 
  • Queensland continues to have the highest level of small-scale installations across Australia with 1597 systems installed in June.
  • Queensland had the highest number of commercial sized small-scale solar PV systems (10-100kW) installed in June, with 77 systems.
  • There were 242 commercial sized small-scale solar PV systems (10 – 100kW) installed Australia-wide in June.
  • New South Wales had the largest small-scale solar PV system installed in June at 50kW.
  • There were 42 small-scale solar PV systems installed with battery storage in June*.

* The Clean Energy Regulator captures data on new Renewable Energy Target small-scale installations which also include battery storage. However, battery storage is not eligible under the Renewable Energy Target.​

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 June 2016, 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 20 small-scale systems in June, which is a decrease from 42 installations in May.
  • Fyshwick (postcode area 2609) and Bruce (postcode area 2617) were the top performing suburbs in the Australian Capital Territory in June with 2 new installations each.
  • Fyshwick (postcode area 2609) had the largest small-scale solar PV system installed in the Australian Capital Territory in June at 30.16kW. 
  • Solar water heaters represent 20 per cent of the small-scale installations in the Australian Capital Territory in June.​
 
  • New South Wales had the third highest level of small-scale installations across Australia in June, representing 18 per cent of the total installed capacity Australia-wide this month
  • New South Wales had 61 commercial sized small-scale solar PV systems (10 – 100kW) installed in June with 52 per cent of these installations between 10 –15kW.
  • North St Marys (postcode area 2760) had the largest small-scale solar PV system installed in New South Wales in June at 50kW. 
  • Coonabarabran (postcode area 2357) was the top performing suburb in New South Wales in June with 9 new installations.

 
  • The Northern Territory installed 85 small-scale systems in June which represents 2 per cent of installations Australia-wide this month.
  • Zuccoli (postcode area 0832) was the top performing postcode in the Northern Territory in June with 7 new installations, followed closely by Karama (postcode area 0812) with 6 new installations.
  • Adelaide River (postcode area 0846) had the largest small-scale PV system installed in the Northern Territory in June at 24.38kW.

  • Queensland continues to have the highest overall level of small-scale installations in Australia, representing 30 per cent of the total installed capacity Australia-wide this month.
  • Buderim (postcode area 4556) was the top performing suburb in Queensland in June with 17 new installations, followed closely by Caboolture (postcode area 4510) with 16 installations.
  • Aubigny (postcode area 4401) had the largest small-scale solar PV system installed in Queensland in June at 40kW. 
  • Queensland had 77 commercial sized (10 – 100kW) small-scale solar PV systems installed in June, with 51 per cent of these between 10-15kW.

  • South Australia installed 456 small-scale systems in June, representing 9 per cent of the total installed capacity Australia-wide this month.
  • Morphett Vale (postcode area 5162) and Port Augusta (postcode area 5700) were the top performing suburbs in South Australia in June with 8 new installations.
  • Port Gawler (postcode area 5501) and Ceduna (postcode area 5690) had the largest small-scale solar PV systems installed in South Australia in June at 32.40kW. 
  • South Australia had 44 commercial sized (10–100kW) small-scale solar PV systems installed in June, with 59 per cent of these between 10–15kW.

  • Tasmania installed 126 small-scale systems in June, representing 2 per cent of the total installed capacity across Australia this month.
  • Kingston (postcode area 7050) was the top performing suburb in Tasmania in June with 12 new installations.
  • Mount Hicks (postcode area 7325) had the largest small-scale solar PV system installed in Tasmania in June at 30kW.
  • Solar water heaters represent 26 per cent of the small-scale installations in Tasmania in June.

 
  • Victoria installed 846 small-scale systems in June which represents 16 per cent of the total installed capacity Australia-wide this month.
  • Pakenham (postcode area 3810) was the top performing suburb in Victoria in June with 13 new installations, followed closely by Epping (postcode area 3076) with 12 installations.
  • Fairy Dell (postcode area 3561) had the largest small-scale solar PV system installed in Victoria in June at 35kW.
  • Victoria had 25 commercial sized (10–100kW) small-scale solar PV systems installed in June, with 52 per cent of these installations between 10–15kW.
  • Solar water heaters represent 31 per cent of the small-scale installations in Victoria in June.

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  • Western Australia had the second highest level of small-scale installations across Australia in June, representing 23 per cent of the total installed capacity Australia-wide this month.
  • Byford (postcode area 6122) and Baldivis (postcode area 6171) were the top performing suburbs in Western Australia in June with 30 new installations. 
  • Wattle Grove (postcode area 6107) had the largest small-scale solar PV system installed in Western Australia in June at 40.04kW. 
  • Western Australia had 28 commercial sized (10–100kW) small-scale solar PV systems installed in June, with 57 per cent of these installations between 20 –50kW.
  • Solar water heaters represent 19 per cent of the small-scale installations in Western Australia in June.​

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