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Cracking the small-scale code - September 2017

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

National trends and analysis

  • There were 6927 small-scale systems installed nationally in September, with a total generation capacity of 36 265kW.
  • Installation rates for September are currently tracking lower than August, with 6927 installed compared to 8017 last month
  • Queensland continues to have the highest level of small-scale installations across Australia with 2153 systems installed so far in September
  • Queensland had the highest number of commercial sized solar PV systems (10-100kW) installed in September, with 149 systems installed
  • There were 409 commercial sized solar PV systems (10 – 100kW) installed Australia-wide in September
  • There were 132 PV systems that had a concurrent battery storage installation in September

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 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 80 small-scale systems in September, which is lower than last month
  • Ngunnawal (postcode area 2913) and Moncrieff (postcode area 2914) were the top performing suburbs in the Australian Capital Territory in September with four new installations
  • Solar water heaters represent 1 per cent of the small-scale installations in the Australian Capital Territory in September
  • There were 13 PV systems that had a concurrent battery storage installation in the Australian Capital Territory in September
  • New South Wales had the second highest level of small-scale installations across Australia in September, representing 23 per cent of the total number of installations Australia-wide this month
  • New South Wales had 104 commercial sized solar PV systems (10 – 100kW) installed in September.
  • Casino (postcode area 2470) is the top performing suburb in New South Wales in September with 25 new installations
  • There were 48 PV systems that had a concurrent battery storage installation in New South Wales in September
  • The Northern Territory has installed 60 small-scale systems in September which is lower than last month
  • Gunn (postcode area 0832) is the top performing postcode in the Northern Territory in September with seven new installations
  • There were 2153 small-scale installations in Queensland in September, which is lower than last month, representing 31 per cent of the total number of installations Australia-wide this month
  • Upper Coomera (postcode area 4209) was the top performing suburb in Queensland in September with 19 new installations
  • Queensland had 149 commercial sized solar PV systems (10 – 100kW) installed in September
  • There were 33 PV systems that had a concurrent battery storage installation in Queensland in September
  • South Australia has installed 624 small-scale systems in September which is lower than last month, representing 9 per cent of the total number of installations Australia-wide this month
  • Northgate (postcode area 5085) was the top performing suburb in South Australia in September with 10 new installations
  • South Australia had 66 commercial sized solar PV systems (10-100kW) installed in September
  • There were 23 PV systems that had a concurrent battery storage installation in South Australia in September
  • Tasmania has installed 95 small-scale systems in September which is lower than last month, representing 1 per cent of the total number of installations Australia-wide this month
  • Solar water heaters represent 21 per cent of the small-scale installations in Tasmania in September
  • There were two PV systems that had a concurrent battery storage installation in Tasmania in September
  • Victoria has installed 827 small-scale systems in September which is lower than last month, representing 12 per cent of the total number of installations Australia-wide this month
  • Tarneit (postcode area 3029) and Pakenham (postcode area 3810) were the top performing suburbs in Victoria in September with 11 new installations each
  • Victoria had 38 commercial sized solar PV systems installed in September
  • Solar water heaters represent 22 per cent of the small-scale installations in Victoria in September
  • There were 7 PV systems that had a concurrent battery storage installation in Victoria in September
  • Western Australia has installed 1514 small-scale systems in September which is lower than last month, and represents 22 per cent of the total number of installations Australia-wide this month
  • Yanchep (postcode area 6035) was the top performing suburb in Western Australia in September with 31 new installations
  • Western Australia had 47 commercial sized solar PV system installed in September
  • Solar water heaters represent 14 per cent of the small-scale installations in Western Australia in September
  • There were 6 PV systems that had a concurrent battery storage installation in Western Australia in September

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