QLD Is Still Leading The Way in Small-Scale PV System Installations Across Australia

23-01-2017 / Category : News Solar
This map shows the total number of small-scale renewable energy systems installed under the Small-scale Renewable Energy Scheme in each state and territory, and the total kilowatt rated output for December 2016 and the national cumulative totals since 2001.

The Clean Energy Regulator has released the newest figures and statistics for December 2016 small-scale installations across Australia, with QLD having installed 2,254 small-scale systems or 12.4MW, with the next nearest been WA with 1,381 systems or 6.7MW.

Since 2001 when this records began, Australia has installed over 2.6 million small-scale systems for a total capacity of 5.3GW Gigawatts.

Furthermore the Clean Energy Regulator has also stated that: “Given the 12-month period for creating small-scale technology certificates, the number of certificates for monthly installations will continue to rise. The data which informs this month’s update is accurate as at 1 January 2017. For up to date figures, please refer to the postcode data for small-scale installations.”

National Trends and Analysis

  • There were 6787 small-scale systems installed nationally in December, with a total generation capacity of 33,781.
  • Installation rates for December are currently tracking higher than November, with 6787 installed compared to 6387 last month.
  • Queensland continues to have the highest level of small-scale installations across Australia with 2254 systems installed so far in December.
  • Queensland had the highest number of commercial sized solar PV systems (10-100kW) installed in December, with 121 systems installed.
  • There were 374 commercial sized solar PV systems (10 – 100kW) installed Australia-wide in December.
  • South Australia had the largest small-scale PV system installed so far in December at 99.960kW.
  • There were 64 PV systems that had a concurrent battery storage installation in December, bringing the total to 2376.
  • The following lists will breakdown the system types installed in each state and territory for the month of December 2016.

 

Australian Capital territory (ACT)

  • The Australian Capital Territory installed 33 small-scale systems in December, which is a decrease from November installation figures.
  • Kambah (postcode area 2902) is the top performing suburb in the Australian Capital Territory in December with three new installations.
  • Solar water heaters represent 24 per cent of the small-scale installations in the Australian Capital Territory in December.
  • Harrison (postcode area 2914) had the largest small-scale PV system installed in Australian Capital Territory in December at 49.920kW.
  • There were two PV systems that had a concurrent battery storage installation in Australian Capital Territory in December.

 

New South Wales (NSW)

  • New South Wales had the third highest level of small-scale installations across Australia in December, representing 20 per cent of the total installed capacity Australia-wide this month.
  • New South Wales had the second highest number of commercial sized solar PV systems (10 – 100kW) installed in December with 98, 59 per cent of these installations were between 10-15kW.
  • Byron Bay (postcode area 2481) had the largest small-scale PV system installed in New South Wales in December at 99.840kW.
  • Turramurra (postcode area 2074) was the top performing suburb in New South Wales in December with 20 new installations.
  • There were 19 PV systems that had a concurrent battery storage installation in New South Wales in December.

 

Northern Territory (NT)

  • The Northern Territory has installed 68 small-scale systems in December which is lower than last month, and represents one per cent of installs Australia-wide.
  • Berrimah (postcode area 0828) had the largest small-scale PV system installed in the Northern Territory in December at 29.700kW.
  • Muirhead (postcode area 0810) is the top performing postcode in the Northern Territory in December with 14 new installations.

 

Queensland (QLD)

  • Queensland continues to have the highest overall level of small-scale installations in Australia, representing 33 per cent of the total installed capacity Australia-wide this month.
  • There were 2254 small-scale installations in Queensland in December which is higher than November.
  • Buderim (postcode area 4556) is the top performing suburb in Queensland in December with 24 new installations.
  • Crestmead (postcode area 4132) had the largest small-scale PV system installed in Queensland in December 99.840kW.
  • Queensland had 121 commercial sized solar PV systems (10 – 100kW) installed in December, 46 per cent of these are between 10-15kW.
  • There were 27 PV systems that had a concurrent battery storage installation in Queensland in December.

 

South Australia (SA)

  • South Australia has installed 563 small-scale systems in December which is a decrease from November, representing eight per cent of the total installed capacity Australia-wide this month.
  • Mount Barker (postcode area 5251) and Morphett Vale (postcode area 5162) were the top performing suburbs in South Australia in December with eight new installations.
  • Mount Barker Junction (postcode area 5251) had the largest small-scale PV system installed in South Australia in December at 99.960kW.
  • South Australia had 43 commercial sized solar PV systems (10-100kW) installed in December, 47 per cent are between 10-15kW.

 

Tasmania (TAS)

  • Tasmania has installed 155 small-scale systems in December which is an increase from November.
  • Tasmania represents two per cent of the total installed capacity across Australia
  • Kingston (postcode area 7050) is the top performing suburb in Tasmania in December with five new installations.
  • White Hills (postcode area 7258) had the largest small-scale PV system installed in Tasmania in December at 48.360kW.
  • Solar water heaters represent 16 per cent of the small-scale installations in Tasmania in December.

 

Victoria (VIC)

 

  • Victoria has installed 993 small-scale systems in December which is an increase from November and represents 15 per cent of the total installed capacity Australia-wide this month.
  • Clyde North (postcode area 3978) is the top performing suburb in Victoria in December with 14 new installations.
  • Campbellfield (postcode area 3061) and Keysborough (postcode area 3173) had the largest small-scale PV systems installed in Victoria in December at 49.920kW.
  • Victoria had 55 commercial sized solar PV systems installed in December, 44 per cent of these installations are between 10-15kW.
  • Solar water heaters represent 36 per cent of the small-scale installations in Victoria in December.

 

Western Australia (WA)

  • Western Australia had the second highest level of small-scale installations across Australia in December, representing 20 per cent of the total installed capacity Australia-wide this month.
  • Byford (postcode area 6122) is the top performing suburb in Western Australia in December with 33 new installations.
  • Canning Vale (postcode area 6155) had the largest small-scale PV system installed in Western Australia in December at 78kW.
  • Western Australia had 43 commercial sized solar PV system installed in December, 47 per cent of these installations are between 20-50kW.
  • Solar water heaters represent 14 per cent of the small-scale installations in Western Australia in December.

 

* This report first appeared in The Clean Energy Regulator "Cracking the small-scale code - December 2016" 
* All Images and lists also appear in "Cracking the small-scale code - December 2016"


	

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