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Small scale renewable energy tracker - Quarter 4 2018

21 February 2019

Small-scale renewable energy systems installed across Australia: October to December 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 October–December 2018, 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 figures will continue to rise. The data which informs this quarter’s update is accurate as at 31 January 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 October – December 2018. 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​Coombs811399
NSWDubbo61641593
NTZuccoli1362500
QLDCaboolture21121834
SAWoodcroft8338215
TASKingston161168
VICClyde North1932531517
WABaldivis14150891

National trends

  • ​There were 72,683 small-scale installations nationally, with a total capacity of 442,099 kW.
  • Victoria had the highest level of small-scale installations across Australia with 19,779 installed so far in Quarter 4 2018. Queensland came second with 16,695 systems installed.
  • There were 5981 commercial sized solar PV systems (10-100 kW) installed Australia-wide.
  • Queensland had the highest number of commercial sized solar PV systems (10-100 kW) insta​lled, with 1890 systems installed.
  • There were 1155 solar PV systems that had a concurrent battery storage installation.

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 October–December 2018.​

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The chart below shows the capacity of small generation units installed in each state and territory for October–December​ 2018. The data relates to solar PV, wind and hydro electricity generation capacity a​nd not electricity displacement from air source heat pumps or solar water heaters.

Capacity of small-scale renewable energy systems

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