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Cracking the small-scale code - September 2016

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21 November 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 September 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 October 2016. For up to date figures, please refer to the postcode data for small-scale installations.

National trends and analysis

  • There were 5,925 small-scale systems installed nationally in September, with a total generation capacity of 26,495kW.
  • Installation rates for September are currently tracking lower than August, with 5925 installed compared to 7599 last month.
  • Queensland continues to have the highest level of small-scale installations across Australia with 1784 systems installed so far in September.
  • Queensland had the highest number of commercial sized solar PV systems (10-100kW) installed in September, with 73 systems installed.
  • There were 258 commercial sized solar PV systems (10 – 100kW) installed Australia-wide in September.
  • Northern Territory has had the largest small-scale PV system installed so far in September at 99.840kW.
  • There were 39 PV systems that had a concurrent battery storage installation in September, bringing the total to 1783.

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 September 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 21 small-scale systems in September, which is a decrease from August installation figures.
  • Kambah (postcode area 2902) is the top performing suburb in the Australian Capital Territory in September with 3 new installations.
  • O’Malley (postcode area 2606) had the largest small-scale PV system installed in the Australian Capital Territory in September at 10.40kW.
  • Solar water heaters represent 29 per cent of the small-scale installations in the Australian Capital Territory in September.
  • New South Wales had the third highest level of small-scale installations across Australia in September, representing 19 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 September with 71, 61 per cent of these installations were between 10-15kW.
  • Wagga Wagga (postcode area 2650) had the largest small-scale PV system installed in New South Wales in September at 50kW.
  • Dubbo (postcode area 2830) was the top performing suburb in New South Wales in September with 11 new installations.
  • There were 16 PV systems that had a concurrent battery storage installation in New South Wales in September.

  • The Northern Territory has installed 87 small-scale systems in September which is lower than August, and represents 1 per cent of installs Australia-wide.
  • Muirhead (postcode area 0810) is the top performing postcode in the Northern Territory in September with 7 new installations.
  • Nightcliff (postcode area 0810) had the largest small-scale PV system installed in the Northern Territory in September at 99.840kW.

  • Queensland continues to have the highest overall level of small-scale installations in Australia, representing 30 per cent of the total installed capacity Australia-wide this month.
  • There were 1784 small-scale installations in Queensland in September which is lower than August.
  • Manunda (postcode area 4870) is the top performing suburb in Queensland in September with 55 new installations.
  • Garbutt (postcode area 4814) had the largest small-scale PV system installed in Queensland in September 40kW.
  • Queensland had 73 commercial sized solar PV systems (10 – 100kW) installed in September, 60 per cent of these are between 10-15kW.
  • There were 12 PV systems that had a concurrent battery storage installation in Queensland in September.

  • South Australia has installed 534 small-scale systems in September which is a decrease from August, representing 9 per cent of the total installed capacity Australia-wide this month.
  • Parafield Gardens (postcode area 5107 was the top performing suburb in South Australia in September with 11 new installations, followed closely by Aldinga Beach (postcode area 5173) with 10 new installations.
  • Swan Reach (postcode area 5354) had the largest small-scale PV system installed in South Australia in September at 33.020kW.
  • South Australia had 36 commercial sized solar PV systems (10-100kW) installed in September, 64 per cent are between 10-15kW.

  • Tasmania has installed 116 small-scale systems in September which is a decrease from August.
  • Tasmania represents 2 per cent of the total installed capacity across Australia
  • Margate (postcode area 7054) is the top performing suburb in Tasmania in September with 4 new installations.
  • Cygnet (postcode area 7112) had the largest small-scale PV system installed in Tasmania in September at 20.020kW.
  • Solar water heaters represent 23 per cent of the small-scale installations in Tasmania in September.


  • Victoria has installed 829 small-scale systems in September which is a decrease from August and represents 14 per cent of the total installed capacity Australia-wide this month.
  • Mernda (postcode area 3754) is the top performing suburb in Victoria in September with 27 new installations.
  • Epsom (postcode area 3551) had the largest small-scale PV system installed in Victoria in September at 48.360kW.
  • Victoria had 38 commercial sized solar PV systems installed in September, 42 per cent of these installations are between 20-50kW.
  • Solar water heaters represent 27 per cent of the small-scale installations in Victoria in September.

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  • Western Australia had the second highest level of small-scale installations across Australia in September, representing 24 per cent of the total installed capacity Australia-wide this month.
  • Baldivis (postcode area 6171) is the top performing suburb in Western Australia in September with 27 new installations.
  • Wanneroo (postcode area 6065) had the largest small-scale PV system installed in Western Australia in September at 39.875kW.
  • Western Australia had 33 commercial sized solar PV system installed in September, 45 per cent of these installations are between 20 -50kW.
  • Solar water heaters represent 14 per cent of the small-scale installations in Western Australia in September.​

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