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Cracking the small-scale code - October 2017

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

National trends and analysis

  • There were 7412 small-scale systems installed nationally in October, with a total capacity of 37 991 kW.
  • Installation rates for October are currently tracking higher than September, with 7412 installed compared to 6927 last month.
  • Queensland continues to have the highest level of small-scale installations across Australia with 1911 systems installed so far in October.
  • Queensland had the highest number of commercial sized solar PV systems (10-100kW) installed in October, with 131 systems installed.
  • There were 409 commercial sized solar PV systems (10 – 100kW) installed Australia-wide in October.
  • 88 solar PV systems had a concurrent battery storage installation in October.

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 October 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 68 small-scale systems in October, which is lower than last month.
  • There was one commercial sized solar PV system (10 – 100kW) installed in the Australian Capital Territory in October
  • Wanniassa (postcode area 2903) was the top performing suburb in the Australian Capital Territory in October with four new installations.
  • Solar water heaters represent 10 per cent of the small-scale installations in the Australian Capital Territory in October.
  • One solar PV system had a concurrent battery storage installation in the Australian Capital Territory in October.
  • New South Wales installed 1679 small-scale systems in October, which is higher than last month; this represents 23 per cent of the total number of installations Australia-wide this month.
  • New South Wales installed 83 commercial sized solar PV systems (10 – 100kW) in October.
  • Banora Point (postcode area 2486) is the top performing suburb in New South Wales in October with 22 new installations.
  • Solar water heaters represent 15 per cent of the small-scale installations in New South Wales in October.
  • 38 solar PV systems had a concurrent battery storage installation in New South Wales in October.
  • The Northern Territory installed 75 small-scale systems in October, which is higher than last month.
  • Solar water heaters represent 7 per cent of the small-scale installations in the Northern Capital Territory in October.
  • There were no commercial sized solar PV system (10 – 100kW) installed in the Northern Territory in October
  • Wulagi (postcode area 0812) is the top performing postcode in the Northern Territory in October with five new installations, followed closely by Zuccoli (postcode area 0832) with four new installations.
  • There were no solar PV system installed with a concurrent battery storage in the Northern Territory in October.
  • Queensland had the highest level of small-scale installations across Australia in October with 1,911 small-scale installations representing 26 per cent of the total number of installations Australia-wide this month.
  • Boondall (postcode area 4034) was the top performing suburb in Queensland in October with 21 new installations.
  • Queensland had 131 commercial sized solar PV systems (10 – 100kW) installed in October.
  • Solar water heaters represent 16 per cent of the small-scale installations in Queensland in October.
  • 26 solar PV systems had a concurrent battery storage installation in Queensland in October.
  • South Australia installed 717 small-scale systems in October, which is higher than last month; this represents 10 per cent of the total number of installations Australia-wide this month.
  • Mount Barker (postcode area 5251), Mount Gambier (postcode area 5290) and Craigmore (postcode area 5114) were the top performing suburbs in South Australia in October with 12 new installations each.
  • South Australia had 79 commercial sized solar PV systems (10-100kW) installed in October.
  • Solar water heaters represent 7 per cent of the small-scale installations in South Australia in October.
  • 10 solar PV systems had a concurrent battery storage installation in South Australia in October.
  • Tasmania has installed 128 small-scale systems in October, which is higher than last month and represents 2 per cent of the total number of installations Australia-wide this month.
  • Currie (postcode area 7256) was the top performing suburb in Tasmania in October with 10 new installations.
  • Tasmania had four commercial sized solar PV systems (10-100kW) installed in October.
  • Solar water heaters represent 25 per cent of the small-scale installations in Tasmania in October.
  • Two solar PV systems that had a concurrent battery storage installation in Tasmania in October.
  • Victoria installed 977 small-scale systems in October, which is higher than last month and represents 13 per cent of the total number of installations Australia-wide this month.
  • Mildura (postcode area 3500) was the top performing suburb in Victoria in October with 21 new installations.
  • Victoria had 63 commercial sized solar PV systems installed in October.
  • Solar water heaters represent 36 per cent of the small-scale installations in Victoria in October.
  • Six solar PV systems had a concurrent battery storage installation in Victoria in October.
  • Western Australia had the second highest level of small-scale installations across Australia in October with 1857 installations; this represents 25 per cent of the total number of installations Australia-wide this month.
  • Canning Vale (postcode area 6155) was the top performing suburb in Western Australia in October with 43 new installations.
  • Western Australia had 48 commercial sized solar PV system installed in October.
  • Solar water heaters represent 14 per cent of the small-scale installations in Western Australia in October.
  • Five solar PV systems had a concurrent battery storage installation in Western Australia in October.

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