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Forms and resources for manufacturers

24 February 2017
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This page is designed to provide manufacturers with the forms, resources and guidance to assist them to participate in the Small-scale Renewable Energy Scheme, including documents to apply to have a solar water heater or air source heat pump added to the register of solar water heaters, or if you would like to make changes to a model already listed on the register.

To determine how many small-scale technology certificates a solar water heater may be entitled to, the Renewable Energy (Method for Solar Water Heaters) Determination 2016 must be applied to all calculations, and underpin all applications for the register of solar water heaters. The Clean Energy Regulator will not accept calculations based on other methodologies. 

The Clean Energy Regulator regularly updates the register of solar water heaters that lists all solar water heaters and air source heat pumps eligible under the Small-scale Renewable Energy Scheme.

Please use the documents below to apply to have a solar water heater or air source heat pump added to the register, or if you would like to make changes to a model already listed on the register.

The Clean Energy Regulator has published template deck files to assist manufacturers with the product modelling process. The Clean Energy Regulator will not accept calculations based on other methodologies.

The number of small-scale certificates a system is eligible for is based on the deeming period which is currently set at 10 years.

For a combined solar and heat pump water heater where the solar component provides more than 50% of the total energy savings the method used will be based on a small SWH system and for less than or equal to 50% of total energy savings the method used will be based on an ASHP system. ​

Learn more about the register of solar water heaters application and assessment process​.

​Forms

Application forms for the register of solar water heaters

Application form for new and existing models:

You can complete the application to include or modify models in the register of solar water heaters (CER-RET-010) using the Client Portal.​

Part C template forms must be used to list models and are to be uploaded as part of the application.​​

documentasset:Part C - Commercial Solar Water Heaters

documentasset:Part C - Domestic Air Source Heat Pumps

documentasset:Part C - Domestic Solar Water Heaters

Resources

Modelling software

TRNSYS modelling software and the TRNAUS extension package​ must be used in conjunction with the deck files and the approved method to calculate small-scale certificate eligibility of hot water systems.

Technical details sheet and template deck files

These files should be used to calculate small-scale certificate eligibility of hot water systems, in conjunction with the approved method. Deck files, based on the capacity of the system are available for both small and large systems.  

Technical details spreadsheet

The technical details sheet​ must be provided to the Clean Energy Regulator with the technical details of each model selected for audit. To assist in your application, the Clean Energy Regulator strongly recommends you prepare this spreadsheet before you submit an application.

Template deck files

Small solar water heaters (less than 700 Litre capacity) and ASHP decks

 documentasset:DomDecks V30f 

This zip file contains template TRNSYS decks for your application.

The following files are included in the WinZip file:

  • Integral external heat pump deck
  • Pumped circulation electric boost deck
  • Pumped circulation instant gas boost deck
  • Separate heat pump deck
  • Thermosyphon electric deck
  • Thermosyphon gas deck
  • All include files
  • All weather files

Large (greater than 700 litre) decks

documentasset:ComDecks V30f

This zip file contains template TRNSYS decks for your application.

The following files are included in the WinZip file:

  • Pumped electric deck
  • Pumped electric load side heat exchanger deck
  • Pumped gas recirculation finishing tank deck
  • Pumped gas storage finishing tank deck
  • Pumped instant gas boost deck
  • Pumped instant gas load side heat exchanger deck
  • Thermosyphon electric deck
  • Thermosyphon instant gas deck
  • All schematic diagrams
  • All include files
  • All weather files

Instructions for use:

  • Download the deck files in WinZip format directly to your computer.
  • Open the WinZip folder and select 'save'. This will save the WinZip file to your 'downloads' folder.
  • Double click on the downloaded folder to list all files. Select the 'extract' icon from the top toolbar.
  • ​You will be asked to select your destination folder. Select your folder and select 'extract' button.

Do not edit the 'include' files or 'weather' files.

Small-scale technology certificate postcode zones

The Clean Energy Regulator has determined five postcode zones for air source heat pumps and four postcode zones for solar water heaters in Australia, which are used to calculate how many certificates a system is eligible for. 

See solar water heater postcode zones for more information.

Guide for calculating pump flow rate and power consumption for large solar water heaters

The Clean Energy Regulator’s website contains guidance for setting out a procedure that may be used to calculate pump flow rate and power consumption for large solar water heaters . For the avoidance of doubt, use of the procedure in the guidance is not mandatory.

documentasset:Guide for Calculating Pump Flow Rate and Power Consumption for Large Solar Waters Heaters.​​

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