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Cracking the small-scale code - May 2017

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

National trends and analysis

  • There were 8,215 small-scale systems installed nationally in May, with a total generation capacity of 38,435kW
  • Installation rates for May are currently tracking higher than April, with 8,215 installed compared to 4,984 last month
  • Queensland continues to have the highest level of small-scale installations across Australia with 2,428 systems installed so far in May
  • Queensland had the highest number of commercial sized solar PV systems (10-100kW) installed in May, with 113 systems installed
  • There were 392 commercial sized solar PV systems (10-100kW) installed Australia-wide in May
  • There were 147 PV systems that had a concurrent battery storage installation in May

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 May 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 45 small-scale systems in May, which is slightly higher than April’s installation figures
  • Kambah (postcode area 2902) and Casey (postcode area 2913) are the top performing suburbs in the Australian Capital Territory in May with three new installations
  • Solar water heaters represent one per cent of the small-scale installations in the Australian Capital Territory in May.
  • New South Wales had the third highest level of small-scale installations across Australia in May, representing 21 per cent of the total installed capacity Australia-wide this month
  • New South Wales had 102 commercial sized solar PV systems (10-100kW) installed in May.
  • Port Macquarie (postcode area 2444) is the top performing suburb in New South Wales in May with 16 new installations
  • There were 77 PV systems that had a concurrent battery storage installation in New South Wales in May
  • The Northern Territory has installed 112 small-scale systems in May which is higher than last month
  • Leanyer (postcode area 0812) is the top performing postcode in the Northern Territory in May with eight new installations
  • There were 2,428 small-scale installations in Queensland in May, which is higher than last month, representing 30 per cent of the total installed capacity Australia-wide
  • Caboolture (postcode area 4510) was the top performing suburbs in Queensland in May with 25 new installations
  • Queensland had 113 commercial sized solar PV systems (10-100kW) installed in May.
  • There were 17 PV systems that had a concurrent battery storage installation in Queensland in May
  • South Australia has installed 605 small-scale systems in May which is an increase from last month, representing 7 per cent of the total installed capacity Australia-wide
  • Aldinga Beach (postcode area 5173), Golden Grove (postcode area 5125) and Hallett Cove (postcode area 5158) were the top performing suburbs in South Australia in May with eight new installations each
  • South Australia had 55 commercial sized solar PV systems (10-100kW) installed in May
  • Tasmania has installed 102 small-scale systems in May which is an increase from last month, representing one per cent of the total installed capacity Australia-wide
  • Solar water heaters represent 14 per cent of the small-scale installations in Tasmania in May
  • Victoria has installed 1,327 small-scale systems in May which is an increase from last month, representing 16 per cent of the total installed capacity Australia-wide
  • Wantirna South (postcode area 3152) is the top performing suburb in Victoria in May with 75 new installations
  • Victoria had 62 commercial sized solar PV systems installed in May
  • Solar water heaters represent 38 per cent of the small-scale installations in Victoria in May
  • Western Australia has installed 1,899 small-scale systems in May which is higher than last month, and represents 23 per cent of installs Australia-wide
  • Ellenbrook (postcode area 6069) was the top performing suburb in Western Australia in May with 49 new installations
  • Western Australia had 51 commercial sized solar PV system installed in May
  • Solar water heaters represent 15 per cent of the small-scale installations in Western Australia in May

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