Small-scale systems on the rise across Australia

More than 2.5 million Australian homes have installed a small-scale renewable energy system under the Renewable Energy Target.

The Clean Energy Regulator has released data revealing around 4500 small-scale installations boosted Australia to a total of 2,511,094 installations in April, with a total rated output of over 4.8 million kilowatts.

Queensland continued to have the highest level of small-scale installations across Australia, with 1294 systems installed in April. New South Wales had the highest number of commercial sized solar PV systems (10-100kW) installed in April, with 54 systems installed.

Western Australia had the largest PV system installed in April, at 50kW.



Under the Small-scale Renewable Energy Scheme, eligible small-scale renewable energy systems may be entitled to small-scale technology certificates, which can be sold to recoup a portion of the cost of purchasing and installing the system.

Small-scale renewable systems that may be eligible for certificates include solar (PV) panels, wind turbines, hydro systems, solar water heaters, and air source heat pumps.