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Small-scale renewable energy tracker - Quarter 1 2018

18 May 2018

Small-scale renewable energy systems installed across Australia: January to March 2018

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 for January to March 2018, the top performing postcodes for each state and territory, and the national cumulative installations since 2001.

Graphic of quarterly small-scale installations across Australia

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*Given the 12-month period to create small-scale technology certificates, quarterly installation figures will continue to rise. The data which informs this quarter’s update is accurate as at 30 April 2018. For monthly figures, please refer to the postcode data for small-scale installations.

Small-sca​le renewable energy systems installed in each state and territory

The chart below shows the number of small-scale renewable energy system technologies installed in each state and territory for January to March 2018.

Stacked-bar graph of small-scale renewable energy systems installed across australia

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The chart below shows the capacity of small generation units installed in each state and territory for January to March 2018. The data relates to solar photovoltaic, wind, and hydro electricity generation capacity, and not electricity displacement from air sourced heat pumps or solar water heaters.

Stacked-bar graph of small-scale renewable energy systems capacity across australia

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National​ trends

  • There were 50,592 small-scale systems installed nationally in Quarter 1 2018, with a total capacity of 259,889 kW.
  • Queensland continues to have the highest level of small-scale installations across Australia with 12,286 installed so far in Quarter 1 2018.
  • Queensland had the highest number of commercial sized solar PV systems (10-100kW) installed in Quarter 1 2018, with 879 systems installed.
  • There were 3084 commercial sized solar PV systems (10-100kW) installed Australia-wide in Quarter 1 2018.
  • There were 909 solar PV systems that had a concurrent battery storage installation in Quarter 1 2018.

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