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Cracking the small-scale code - March 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 March 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 6,845 small-scale systems installed nationally in March, with a total generation capacity of 32,000
  • Installation rates for march are currently tracking higher than February, with 6,845 installed compared to 6,316 last month
  • Queensland continues to have the highest level of small-scale installations across Australia with 2,184 systems installed so far in March
  • Queensland had the highest number of commercial sized solar PV systems (10-100kW) installed in March, with 96 systems installed
  • There were 268 commercial sized solar PV systems (10-100kW) installed Australia-wide in March
  • Victoria had the largest small-scale PV system installed so far in March at 99.84kW
  • There were 67 PV systems that had a concurrent battery storage installation in March

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 March 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 March, which is slightly lower than February's installation figures
  • Dunlop (postcode area 2615) is the top performing suburb in the Australian Capital Territory in March with four new installations
  • Solar water heaters represent 18 per cent of the small-scale installations in the Australian Capital Territory in March
  • New South Wales had the third highest level of small-scale installations across Australia in March, representing 18 per cent of the total installed capacity Australia-wide this month
  • New South Wales had 73 commercial sized solar PV systems (10-100kW) installed in March
  • Banora Point (postcode area 2486) is the top performing suburb in the New South Wales in March with 20 new installations
  • There were 37 PV systems that had a concurrent battery storage installation in New South Wales in March
  • The Northern Territory has installed 31 small-scale systems in March which is lower than last month
  • Zuccoli (postcode area 0832) is the top performing postcode in the Northern Territory in March with five new installations
  • There were 2,184 small-scale installations in Queensland in March, which is higher than last month, representing 32 per cent of the total installed capacity Australia-wide
  • Buderim (postcode area 4556) and Pacific Pines (postcode area 4211) were the top performing suburbs in Queensland in March with 18 new installations
  • Queensland had 96 commercial sized solar PV systems (10-100kW) installed in March
  • There were 15 PV systems that had a concurrent battery storage installation in Queensland in March
  • South Australia has installed 493 small-scale systems in March which is an increase from last month, representing 7 per cent of the total installed capacity Australia-wide
  • Parafield Gardens (postcode area 5107) was the top performing suburb in South Australia in March with eight new installations
  • South Australia had 39 commercial sized solar PV systems (10-100kW) installed in March
  • Tasmania has installed 89 small-scale systems in March which is a decrease from last month, representing 1 per cent of the total installed capacity Australia-wide
  • Solar water heaters represent 27 per cent of the small-scale installations in Tasmania in March

  • Victoria has installed 1,016 small-scale systems in March which is an increase from last month, representing 15 per cent of the total installed capacity Australia-wide
  • Clyde North (postcode area 3978) is the top performing suburb in Victoria in March with 16 new installations
  • Victoria had 30 commercial sized solar PV systems installed in March
  • Solar water heaters represent 39 per cent of the small-scale installations in Victoria in March
  • Western Australia has installed 1,742 small-scale systems in March which is higher than last month, and represents 25 per cent of installs Australia-wide
  • Butler (postcode area 6036) and Baldivis (postcode area 6171) were the top performing suburbs in Western Australia in March with 25 new installations
  • Western Australia had 28 commercial sized solar PV system installed in March
  • Solar water heaters represent 11 per cent of the small-scale installations in Western Australia in March

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