Every month the Clean Energy Regulator publishes small-scale renewable energy installation data files.
These data files provide a list of:
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 2022 and 2023 figures will continue to rise due to the 12 month creation period. The Clean Energy Regulator expects total installed capacity for 2022 may reach 2.8 GW.
Total investment in wind and solar generation capacity, including Small-scale Renewable Energy Scheme (SRES) capacity for 2016-2022 is available at the bottom of the
Large-scale Renewable Energy Target supply data page.
This data is current as at 31 October 2023.
There are a total of 5,268,363 small-scale installations.
Note: Total may not sum due to rounding.
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.
The postcode data files are displayed by month from 2022, with all data aggregated from 2001 to 2021. 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.
For monthly breakdowns and aggregated totals for the years 2001-2022 see
Historical postcode data files.
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