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Small scale renewable energy tracker - Quarter 1 2019

20 May 2019

Small-scale renewable energy systems installed across Australia: January to March 2019

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–March 2019, the top performing postcodes for each state and territory, and the national cumulative installations since 2001.​


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*Given the 12-month period to create small-scale technology certificates, quarterly installation and capacity figures will continue to rise. The data which informs this quarter’s update is accurate as at 30 April 2019. For monthly figures, please refer to the postcode data for small-scale installations.

Small-scale renewable energy systems and capacity installed for top suburbs this quarter

This table shows the total number of small-scale renewable energy systems and the capacity of small generation units installed under the Small-scale Renewable Energy Scheme in each of the top performing postcodes for January – March 2019. The capacity data relates to solar PV generation capacity and not electricity displacement from air source heat pumps or solar water heaters.

​State​Top suburbSolar water heater installationsSolar PV installations​Installed capacity (kW)​
ACT​Kambah631194
NSWPort Macquarie22131827
NTZuccoli828183
QLDCaboolture17121878
SAMount Barker6564 463
TASKingston161158
VICClyde North1262361407
WABaldivis8185974

National trends

  • ​67,844 small-scale renewable energy system applications were approved nationally, with a total capacity of 395 megawatts. This capacity is estimated to reach 483 megawatts1.
    • Estimated capacity for Quarter 1 2019 is 52 per cent higher than Quarter 1 2018 which was 318 megawatts.
  • Victoria had the highest level of small-scale installations across Australia, with 19,220 installed so, of which 80 per cent are solar PV systems. Queensland came second with 16,184 systems installed.
  • 4714 commercial sized solar PV systems (10-100kW) were installed across Australia.
  • Queensland had the highest number of commercial sized solar PV systems (10-100kW) installed, with 1538 systems installed.
  • 1336 solar PV systems were installed with a concurrent battery storage installation across Australia.

Small-scale 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–March 2019.​

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The chart below shows the capacity of small generation units installed in each state and territory for January–March 2019. The data relates to solar PV, wind and hydro electricity generation capacity and not electricity displacement from air source heat pumps or solar water heaters.

Capacity of small-scale renewable energy systems

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Footnotes

1 Figures will continue to increase throughout the year due to a 12-month period to create small-scale technology certificates.

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