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13 May 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 data 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 May 2016.

Small-scale installations by installation year

There are a total of 2,511,094  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
20141180,137
1158,728 238,877
2015-139,7051154,249 193,965
2016​-​29,461​​18,19937,661
Grand total 181,537,086403​973,587
2,511,094

Small generation unit (SGU) installations


Installation quantityRated output (kW)
Solar photovoltaic (PV) panels1,537,0864,856,648
Wind

403

1,418

Hydro1838.105
Total SGU installations

1,537,507

4,858,104

Solar water heater (SWH) installations


Installation quantity
Air source heat pumps

196,133

Solar water heaters

777,454

Total SWH installations

973,587

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 - - - 1 2 1 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 - 12 6 33 41 - 15 11 118
2002 - 23 8 71 107 1 19 22 251
2003 3 134 10 150 246 9 98 14 664
2004 2 235 22 328 300 17 152 33 1,089
2005 4 291 35 339 380 13 254 90 1,406
2006 10 216 23 195 413 4 200 54 1,115
2007 48 779 26 475 1,037 25 828 262 3,480
2008 278 2,890 88 3,087 3,456 161 2,036 2,068 14,064
2009 803 14,008 215 18,283 8,569 1,452 8,429 11,157 62,916
2010 2,323 69,988 637 48,697 16,705 1,889 35,676 22,293 198,208
2011 6,860 80,272 401 95,303 63,553 2,475 60,214 51,667 360,745
2012 1,522 53,961 513 130,252 41,851 6,364 66,204 42,653 343,320
2013 2,411 33,998 1,024 71,197 29,187 7,658 33,332 21,600 200,407
2014 1,22537,2101,02657,74815,1664,20740,06123,494 180,137
20151,03933,0331,15539,21511,9271,98230,91320,441139,705
​2016188​6,4002597,8842,7806055,9245,42129,461
Total 16,716 333,450 5,448 473,257 195,718 26,862 284,355201,2801,537,086

Small generation unit - wind (deemed)


ACTNSWNTQLDSATASVICWATotal
2001 - - - 6 11 - 1 - 18
2002 - - - 7 3 - 1 - 11
2003 - - - - 11 - 1 1 13
2004 - 1 - 5 7 1 3 - 17
2005 - 3 - 2 5 1 - - 11
2006 - 1 - 1 2 1 1 - 6
2007 - 3 - 7 1 - - 1 12
2008 - 16 - 5 11 1 6 4 43
2009 - 16 - 6 7 8 10 11 58
2010 - 92 - 1 4 14 11 14 136
2011 - 35 - - 1 - 5 3 44
2012 - 2 - 2 - - - 4 8
2013 - - - - - - 3 - 3
2014 - 1 - - - - 10 - 11
2015 - - - - 2 - 9 - 11
​2016-​-​-​-​-​-​1-​1
Total - 170 - 42 65 26 62 38 403

Solar Water Heater and Air Source Heat Pump (deemed)


ACTNSWNTQLDSATASVICWATotal
2001 70 1,966 581 4,004 667 26 554 2,207 10,075
2002 254 4,722 957 7,697 1,886 97 1,398 4,828 21,839
2003 434 7,231 910 8,827 3,533 168 1,475 6,075 28,653
2004 516 7,870 1,144 8,927 3,022 160 1,800 7,552 30,991
2005 448 8,196 1,171 8,919 3,193 218 2,729 9,090 33,964
2006 202 7,648 1,247 9,943 2,416 139 4,728 9,601 35,924
2007 453 8,765 1,414 16,830 2,869 350 9,157 11,139 50,977
2008 1,001 20,203 1,236 23,330 5,103 906 21,208 12,398 85,385
2009 1,974 85,456 1,731 36,659 8,794 2,269 42,120 15,692 194,695
2010 960 38,525 1,303 34,262 6,812 1,433 27,733 16,065 127,093
2011 1,038 25,331 1,267 30,937 5,444 1,725 26,446 12,862 105,050
2012 734 10,810 1,171 18,973 3,473 899 21,594 11,812 69,466
2013 453 9,145 884 13,410 2,983 827 19,608 10,989 58,299
2014 4519,6411,02613,4331,93096220,61310,672 58,728
2015 5268,19480711,4262,43676820,1339,95954,249
​2016841,324641,9373352022,3021,9518,199
Total 9,598255,027 16,913 249,514 54,896 11,149 223,598 152,892973,587

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 technology 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 May ​2016​

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