Queensland leading the nation for small-scale solar installations

The sunshine state accounted for 31 per cent of all small-scale solar installations in October.

Queensland is leading the nation for small-scale solar installations, according to the latest data released by the Clean Energy Regulator.

The sunshine state accounted for 31 per cent of all installations in October, with Western Australia nudging out New South Wales for the second spot for the second month running.

“There have now been more than 2.6 million small-scale solar installations across Australia since the Renewable Energy Target was first introduced in 2011,” the Clean Energy Regulator said.

The Clean Energy Regulator releases installation data by postcode each month.

So far this year, Queensland has installed 23,898 small-scale solar units, New South Wales has installed 19,890, and Victoria has installed 18,607, with Western Australia close behind on 17,558.

With significantly lower numbers, South Australia installed 8413 small-scale solar units, Tasmania installed 1845, Northern Territory installed 1207, and ACT installed 667.