Hot Water

Solar and Heat Pump Installs

The dashboard below utilises data from the Clean Energy Regulator’s Small-scale Renewable Energy Scheme (© Clean Energy Regulator, Commonwealth of Australia). The Small-scale Renewable Energy Scheme creates a financial incentive for individuals and small businesses to install eligible small-scale systems that either generate or displace energy that would otherwise be generated via non renewable sources.

To be eligible for small-scale technology certificates, solar water heaters including air source heat pumps must:

  • be listed on the register of solar water heaters
  • be installed no more than 12 months prior to the creation of certificates, and
  • be classified as small-scale, and a:
    • solar water heater with a capacity up to, and including 700 L (solar water heater models over 700 L capacity require additional documentation to be eligible for certificates), or
    • air source heat pump with a capacity of no more than 425 L.

The Small-scale Renewable Energy Scheme is not restricted to households and small businesses may also take advantage of the scheme. Consequently, the data presented here covers all certificates created under the scheme, which may include non-residential buildings.

Hot Water Installs

Gas Water Heaters

The dashboard below shows the distribution of gas water heaters that are currently available in Australia. Information on type, energy consumption, storage capacity and solar compatibility is shown. The data is from the E3 website.

Nationwide House Energy Rating Scheme
Supported by data from the Nationwide House Energy Rating Scheme (NatHERS)