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Cracking the small-scale code - June 2017

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

National trends and analysis

  • There were 6,859 small-scale systems installed nationally in June, with a total generation capacity of 35,036kW.
  • Installation rates for June are currently tracking lower than May, with 6,859 installed compared to 8,215 last month.
  • Queensland continues to have the highest level of small-scale installations across Australia with 2,275 systems installed so far in June.
  • Queensland had the highest number of commercial sized solar PV systems (10-100kW) installed in June, with 130 systems installed.
  • There were 403 commercial sized solar PV systems (10 – 100kW) installed Australia-wide in June.
  • There were 83 PV systems that had a concurrent battery storage installation in June.

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 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 33 small-scale systems in June, which is slightly lower than May’s installation figures.
  • Kambah (postcode area 2902) is the top performing suburb in the Australian Capital Territory in June with five new installations.
  • Solar water heaters represent 6 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 19 per cent of the total installed capacity Australia-wide this month.
  • New South Wales had 98 commercial sized solar PV systems (10 – 100kW) installed in June.
  • Banora Point (postcode area 2486) is the top performing suburb in New South Wales in June with 22 new installations.
  • There were 39 PV systems that had a concurrent battery storage installation in New South Wales in June.
  • The Northern Territory has installed 115 small-scale systems in June which is higher than last month.
  • Larapinta (postcode area 0875) is the top performing postcode in the Northern Territory in June with five new installations.
  • There were 1,992 small-scale installations in Queensland in June, which is lower than last month, representing 33 per cent of the total installed capacity Australia-wide.
  • Caboolture (postcode area 4510), Mareeba (postcode area 4880), and Buderim (postcode area 4556) were the top performing suburbs in Queensland in June with 19 new installations each.
  • Queensland had 130 commercial sized solar PV systems (10 – 100kW) installed in June.
  • There were 13 PV systems that had a concurrent battery storage installation in Queensland in June.
  • South Australia has installed 446 small-scale systems in June which is a decrease from last month, representing 7 per cent of the total installed capacity Australia-wide.
  • Penfield (postcode area 5121) was the top performing suburb in South Australia in June with 11 new installations.
  • South Australia had 48 commercial sized solar PV systems (10-100kW) installed in June.
  • Tasmania has installed 103 small-scale systems in June which is an increase from last month, representing 2 per cent of the total installed capacity Australia-wide.
  • Solar water heaters represent 25 per cent of the small-scale installations in Tasmania in June.
  • Victoria has installed 920 small-scale systems in June which is a decrease from last month, representing 13 per cent of the total installed capacity Australia-wide.
  • Shepparton (postcode area 3630) is the top performing suburb in Victoria in June with 21 new installations.
  • Victoria had 57 commercial sized solar PV systems installed in June.
  • Solar water heaters represent 28 per cent of the small-scale installations in Victoria in June.
  • Western Australia has installed 1,646 small-scale systems in June which is lower than last month, and represents 24 per cent of installations Australia-wide.
  • Baldivis (postcode area 6171) was the top performing suburb in Western Australia in June with 63 new installations.
  • Western Australia had 60 commercial sized solar PV system installed in June.
  • Solar water heaters represent 13 per cent of the small-scale installations in Western Australia in June.

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