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Small scale renewable energy tracker - Quarter 2 2018

22 August 2018

Small-scale renewable energy systems installed across Australia: April to June 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 April to June 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 June 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 April to June 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 April to June 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 57,351 small-scale installations nationally in Quarter 2 2018, with a total capacity of 310,706kW.
  • New South Wales had the highest level of small-scale installations across Australia with 14,561 installed so far in Quarter 2 2018. Queensland was a close second with 14,048 systems installed.
  • New South Wales had the highest number of commercial sized solar PV systems (10-100kW) installed in Quarter 2 2018, with 1300 systems installed.
  • There were 4368 commercial sized solar PV systems (10-100kW) installed Australia-wide in Quarter 2 2018.
  • There were 1201 solar PV systems that had a concurrent battery storage installation in Quarter 2 2018.

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