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Cracking the small-scale code - November 2016

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14 December 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 November 2016 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 December​ 2016. For up to date figures, please refer to the postcode data for small-scale installations.

National trends and analysis

  • There were 6387 small-scale systems installed nationally in November, with a total generation capacity of 29,086.
  • Installation rates for November are currently tracking higher than October, with 6387 installed compared to 5169 last month.
  • Queensland continues to have the highest level of small-scale installations across Australia with 2060 systems installed so far in November.
  • Queensland had the highest number of commercial sized solar PV systems (10-100kW) installed in November, with 84 systems installed.
  • There were 276 commercial sized solar PV systems (10 – 100kW) installed Australia-wide in November.
  • New South Wales and Queensland had the largest small-scale PV systems installed so far in November with each state having a 99.840kW system installed.
  • There were 60 PV systems that had a concurrent battery storage installation in November, bringing the total to 2166.

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 November 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 46 small-scale systems in November, which is an increase from October installation figures.
  • Kambah (postcode area 2902) is the top performing suburb in the Australian Capital Territory in November with four new installations.
  • Solar water heaters represent 11 per cent of the small-scale installations in the Australian Capital Territory in November.
  • New South Wales had the third highest level of small-scale installations across Australia in November, representing 21 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 November with 77, 58 per cent of these installations were between 10-15kW.
  • Corowa (postcode area 2646) had the largest small-scale PV system installed in New South Wales in November at 99.840kW.
  • Port Macquarie (postcode area 2444) was the top performing suburb in New South Wales in November with 13 new installations.
  • There were 31 PV systems that had a concurrent battery storage installation in New South Wales in November.

  • The Northern Territory has installed 83 small-scale systems in November which is lower than last month, and represents one per cent of installs Australia-wide.
  • Yirrkala (postcode area 0880) had the largest small-scale PV system installed in the Northern Territory in November at 49.560kW.
  • Muirhead (postcode area 0810) is the top performing postcode in the Northern Territory in November with 11 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 2060 small-scale installations in Queensland in November which is higher than October.
  • Nudgee (postcode area 4014) is the top performing suburb in Queensland in November with 24 new installations.
  • Hamilton (postcode area 4007) had the largest small-scale PV system installed in Queensland in November 99.840kW.
  • Queensland had 84 commercial sized solar PV systems (10 – 100kW) installed in November, 54 per cent of these are between 10-15kW.
  • There were 14 PV systems that had a concurrent battery storage installation in Queensland in November.

  • South Australia has installed 604 small-scale systems in November which is an increase from October, representing nine 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 November with 13 new installations, followed closely by Victor Harbor (postcode area 5211) with 12 new installations.
  • Renmark (postcode area 5341) had the largest small-scale PV system installed in South Australia in November at 98.800kW.
  • South Australia had 47 commercial sized solar PV systems (10-100kW) installed in November, 57 ​per cent are between 10-15kW.

  • Tasmania has installed 130 small-scale systems in November which is an increase from October.
  • Tasmania represents two per cent of the total installed capacity across Australia.
  • Bridgewater (postcode area 7030) is the top performing suburb in Tasmania in November with 12 new installations.
  • Glenorchy (postcode area 7010) had the largest small-scale PV system installed in Tasmania in November at 29.900kW.
  • Solar water heaters represent 29 per cent of the small-scale installations in Tasmania in November.


  • Victoria has installed 735 small-scale systems in November which is a decrease from October and represents 12 per cent of the total installed capacity Australia-wide this month.
  • Point Cook (postcode area 3030) is the top performing suburb in Victoria in November with 20 new installations.
  • Cobram (postcode area 3644) had the largest small-scale PV system installed in Victoria in November at 34.320kW.
  • Victoria had 27 commercial sized solar PV systems installed in November, 44 per cent of these installations are between 10-15kW.
  • Solar water heaters represent 30 per cent of the small-scale installations in Victoria in November.

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  • Western Australia had the second highest level of small-scale installations across Australia in November, representing 21 per cent of the total installed capacity Australia-wide this month.
  • Bassendean (postcode area 6942) is the top performing suburb in Western Australia in November with 39 new installations.
  • Bibra Lake (postcode area 6163) had the largest small-scale PV system installed in Western Australia in November at 99.375kW.
  • Western Australia had 35 commercial sized solar PV system installed in November, 51 per cent of these installations are between 20-50kW.
  • Solar water heaters represent 16 per cent of the small-scale installations in Western Australia in November.

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