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Postcode data for small-scale installations

24 May 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 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 May 2017.

Small-scale installations by installation year

There are a total of 2,713,192 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
20141180,1391158,728 238,879
2015-141,4881258,704 200,204
2016​-130,534​958,626 189,169
2017-35,689​-8,660 44,349
Grand total 18 1,675,633 412 1,037,129 2,713,192

Small generation unit (SGU) installations

Installation quantityRated output (kW)
Solar photovoltaic (PV) panels1,675,6335,645,985
Wind4121,439
Hydro1838.105
Total SGU installations 1,676,063 5,647,463

Solar water heater (SWH) installations

Installation quantity
Air source heat pumps214,022
Solar water heaters823,107
Total SWH installations 1,037,129

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)

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​
20151,06633,4771,19739,50712,0812,02031,34320,797 141,488
​201697328,9201,71833,92412,3112,46726,19424,027 130,534
​2017247
7,840264
10,070
2,890471
5,675
8,232
35,689
Total 17,775 364,254 7,213 509,659 208,293 29,233 310,730 228,476 1,675,633

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-​8-​9
​2017-​-​-​-​--​--​-
Total - 170 - 42 66 26 70 38 412

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
20155728,6121,06311,8052,55780323,08710,205 58,704
​20166448,16082210,9682,19191825,7329,191 58,626
​201759
1,308
66
1,837279
151
3,305
1,655 8,660
Total 10,263 263,589 17,993 260,761 57,152 12,051 253,287 162,033 1,037,129

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 April ​​​201​7

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