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11 November 2016
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Every month the Clean Energy Regulator publishes small-scale renewable energy installation data files.

These data files provide a list of:

  • small generation units (SGU) (small-scale solar panel, wind and hydro systems) and kilowatt (kW) capacity by installed postcode, and
  • solar water heaters (SWH) and air source heat pumps by installed postcode.

The data represents all systems that have had certificates validly created against them. The da​ta includes new installations, upgrades to existing systems and stand-alone (off-grid) systems.​

​This data is not publicly available via the REC Registry and does not include systems that are pending registration or have been failed by the Clean Energy Regulator.

Note: A 12 month creation period for registered persons to create small-scale technology certificates applies under the Renewable Energy (Electricity) Act 2000. Therefore the 2015 and 2016 figures will continue to rise due to the 12 month creation period.

Summary of postcode data

This data is current as at 1 November 2016.

Small-scale installations by installation year

There are a total of 2,609,781 small-scale installations.

Installation yearHydro systems (Deemed)Solar PV panel systems (Deemed)Wind systems (Deemed)Solar water heaters (including air source heat pumps)Total
200131181810,075 10,214
2002-2511121,839 22,101
2003-6641328,653 29,330
2004-1,0891730,991 32,097
2005-1,4061133,964 35,381
2006-1,115635,924 37,045
2007-3,4801250,977 54,469
2008114,0644385,385 99,493
2009562,91658194,695 257,674
20103198,208136127,093 325,440
20111360,74544105,050 465,840
20122343,320869,466 412,796
20132200,407358,299 258,711
20141180,139
1158,728 238,879
2015-141,3331258,395 199,740
2016​-92,085​638,480 130,571
Grand total 18 1,601,340 409 1,008,014
2,609,781

Small generation unit (SGU) installations


Installation quantityRated output (kW)
Solar photovoltaic (PV) panels1,601,3405,213,256
Wind4091,434
Hydro1838.105
Total SGU installations 1,601,767 5,214,729

Solar water heater (SWH) installations


Installation quantity
Air source heat pumps202,519
Solar water heaters805,495
Total SWH installations 1,008,014

Installation numbers for small-scale systems by state/territory

Small generation unit - hydro (deemed)


ACTNSWNTQLDSATASVICWATotal
2001-1-1--1- 3
2002-------- -
2003-------- -
2004-------- -
2005-------- -
2006-------- -
2007-------- -
2008----1--- 1
2009-1---121 5
2010---1--2- 3
2011-----1-- 1
2012-----2-- 2
2013-----2-- 2
2014--1----- 1
2015-------- -
​2016-​-​-​-​-​-​--​-​
Total - 2 1 2 1 6 5 1 18

Small generation unit - solar (deemed)


ACTNSWNTQLDSATASVICWATotal
2001-1263341-1511 118
2002-2387110711922 251
200331341015024699814 664
20042235223283001715233 1,089
20054291353393801325490 1,406
20061021623195413420054 1,115
200748779264751,03725828262 3,480
20082782,890883,0873,4561612,0362,068 14,064
200980314,00821518,2838,5691,4528,42911,157 62,916
20102,32369,98863748,69716,7051,88935,67622,293 198,208
20116,86080,27240195,30363,5532,47560,21451,667 360,745
20121,52253,961513130,25241,8516,36466,20442,653 343,320
20132,41133,9981,02471,19729,1877,65833,33221,600 200,407
20141,22537,2101,02657,74815,1664,20740,06123,496 180,139​
20151,06333,4461,19739,46112,0592,02031,30920,778 141,333
​201666719,8901,20723,8988,4131,84518,60717,558 92,085
Total 17,219 347,353 6,438 489,517 201,483 28,140 297,434 213,756 1,601,340

Small generation unit - wind (deemed)


ACTNSWNTQLDSATASVICWATotal
2001---611-1- 18
2002---73-1- 11
2003----11-11 13
2004-1-5713- 17
2005-3-251-- 11
2006-1-1211- 6
2007-3-71--1 12
2008-16-511164 43
2009-16-6781011 58
2010-92-14141114 136
2011-35--1-53 44
2012-2-2---4 8
2013------3- 3
2014-1----10- 11
2015----2-10- 12
​2016-​-​-​-​1-​5-​ 6
Total - 170 - 42 66 26 67 38 409

Solar Water Heater and Air Source Heat Pump (deemed)


ACTNSWNTQLDSATASVICWATotal
2001701,9665814,004667265542,207 10,075
20022544,7229577,6971,886971,3984,828 21,839
20034347,2319108,8273,5331681,4756,075 28,653
20045167,8701,1448,9273,0221601,8007,552 30,991
20054488,1961,1718,9193,1932182,7299,090 33,964
20062027,6481,2479,9432,4161394,7289,601 35,924
20074538,7651,41416,8302,8693509,15711,139 50,977
20081,00120,2031,23623,3305,10390621,20812,398 85,385
20091,97485,4561,73136,6598,7942,26942,12015,692 194,695
201096038,5251,30334,2626,8121,43327,73316,065 127,093
20111,03825,3311,26730,9375,4441,72526,44612,862 105,050
201273410,8101,17118,9733,47389921,59411,812 69,466
20134539,14588413,4102,98382719,60810,989 58,299
20144519,6411,02613,4331,93096220,61310,672 58,728
20155708,5421,055
11,7802,55479822,90110,195 58,395
​20164025,3684517,7151,57164715,5396,787 38,480
Total 9,960 259,419 17,548 25​5,646 56,250 11,624 239,603 157,964 1,008,014

Postcode data files

The postcode data files are displayed by month from 2015, with all data aggregated from 2001 to 2014. The Cracking the small-scale code resource also provides some additional information about small-scale postcode data.​

The public r​egister of small-scale t​echnology certificates (STCs) in the REC Registry allows users to search and view details of small-scale technology certificate creation.

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Date last updated: 1 November ​​​2016​

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