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Postcode data for small-scale installations

13 December 2017
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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 2016 and 2017 figures will continue to rise due to the 12 month creation period.

Summary of postcode data

This data is current as at 30 November 2017.

Small-scale installations by installation year

There are a total of 2 856 203 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
2004-10891730 991 32 097
2005-14061133 964 35 381
2006-1115635 924 37 045
2007-34801250 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 1391158 728 238 879
2015-141 4881258 704 200 204
2016-132 536
1061 900
194 446
2017-136 7416
45 336 182 083
Grand total 18 1 778 687 419 1 077 079 2 856 203

Small generation unit (SGU) installations

Installation quantityRated output (kW)
Solar photovoltaic (PV) panels1 778 6876 293 889
Wind4191 459
Hydro1838.105
Total SGU installations 1 779 124 6 295 386

Solar water heater (SWH) installations

Installation quantity
Air source heat pumps226 220
Solar water heaters850 859
Total SWH installations            1 077 079

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---------
2017---------
Total - 2 1 2 1 6 5 1 18

Small generation unit - solar (deemed)

 ACTNSWNTQLDSATASVICWA​Total
2001-1263341-1511 118
2002-2387110711922 251
200331341015024699814 664
20042235223283001715233 1089
20054291353393801325490 1406
20061021623195413420054 1115
20074877926475103725828262 3480
20082782890883087345616120362068 14 064
200980314 00821518 28385691452842911 157 62 916
2010232369 98863748 69716 705188935 67622 293 198 208
2011686080 27240195 30363 553247560 21451 667 360 745
2012152253 961513130 25241 851636466 20442 653 343 320
2013241133 998102471 19729 187765833 33221 600 200 407
2014122537 210102657 74815 166420740 06123 496 180 139
2015106633 477119739 50712 081202031 34320 797 141 488
201699929 441174534 38912 5942486 26 69724 185 132 536
2017134032 871153237 46711 926 184923 45226 304 136 741
Total 18 894 389 806 8508 537 521 217 612 30 630 329 010 246 706 1 778 687

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----1-9-10
2017-2-12
-1-6
Total - 172 - 43 68 26 72 38 419

Solar Water Heater and Air Source Heat Pump (deemed)

 ACTNSWNTQLDSATASVICWA​​​​Total
20017019665814004667265542207 10 075
20022544722957769718869713984828 21 839
200343472319108827353316814756075 28 653
2004516787011448927302216018007552 30 991
2005448819611718919319321827299090 33 964
2006202764812479943241613947289601 35 924
20074538765141416 8302869350915711 139 50 977
2008100120 203123623 330510390621 20812 398 85 385
2009197485 456173136 6598794226942 12015 692 194 695
201096038 525130334 2626812143327 73316 065 127 093
2011103825 331126730 9375444172526 44612 862 105 050
201273410 810117118 973347389921 59411 812 69 466
2013453914588413 410298382719 60810 989 58 299
20144519641102613 433193096220 61310 672 58 728
20155728612106311 805255780323 08710 205 58 704
2016676857491911 424228094627 6529429 61 900
201745864286399406191374518 7077040 45 336
Total 10 694 269 123 18 663 268 786 58 875 12 673 270 609 167 656 1 077 079

Solar PV systems with concurrent battery storage capacity by year and state/territory

YearACTNSWNTQLDSATASVICWATotal
201482083129345137169693
20153133118621616324537
2016105665632913018240701563
201714413779537371664791643147
Total 260 2383 19 1181 556 95 1019 427 5940

Notes: The above table is based on voluntarily disclosed data for batteries that were installed at the same time as the solar PV system.

Collection of grid-connected installations with disclosed battery data commenced in September 2014.

Postcode data files

The postcode data files are displayed by month from 2016, with all data aggregated from 2001 to 2015. The Cracking the small-scale code resource also provides some additional information about small-scale postcode data.

The public register 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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