Under the Small-scale Renewable Energy Scheme, eligible small-scale renewable energy systems are categorised into small generation units and solar water heater systems.
Small generation units generate electricity from renewable energy sources including:
A solar water heater system is a system which displaces electricity, and as a result reduces consumption of electricity from the main grid. There are two types of eligible solar water heater systems:
If the small-generation unit is larger than the capacity limits listed above, it will be classified as a power station and must be accredited as a power station under the
Large-scale Renewable Energy Target. If accreditation is successful, the unit may be eligible for large-scale generation certificates.
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