Australian households and businesses continue to install rooftop solar at a steady clip, with a total of 63.7MW of residential solar PV systems installed across the states and territories in the month of September.
As you can see in the tables below, Australian households installed rooftop solar at a rate of more than 12,000 systems a month in October, down a little from June – and less than half the capacity when feed-in tariffs were at their peak – but still higher than most experts predicted.
And the percentage of installed capacity from commercial systems (over 10kW) also remained steady, at 23 per cent – or a total of 14.8MW for the month.
As you can see in the graph below, Queensland remains the biggest market for small-scale solar, ahead of New South Wales, and then Victoria, Western Australia and South Australia. NSW still leads the market for commercial-scale installations, just ahead of Victoria.
Green Energy Markets said in its report that STC creation so far in 2015 was tracking 10 per cent lower than the same point last year, with the spot STC price opening the month at $39.85 and closing it at $39.95.