Small-scale Renewable Energy Scheme, all signed compliance statements, forms, certificates, reports, photos and invoices must be retained for a minimum period of five years after certificates are created.
The Clean Energy Regulator may request these documents at any time to prove that the system was eligible for small-scale technology certificates.
Registered agents should customise their own
combined small-scale technology certificate assignment forms and written compliance statements to incorporate additional explanatory text, company logos and other features.
Documents required for small generation units (solar panel, wind, hydro) include:
If the owner of the solar water heater or air source heat pump has elected to assign the right to create the systems' certificates, the Clean Energy Regulator may request you submit a
documentasset:CER-RET-016 Small-scale technology certificate assignment form and commissioning or compliance certificate to verify the system's installation.
For solar water heaters with a capacity greater than 700 L, you must also provide:
All paperwork must be completed and signed before creating small-scale technology certificates. The Clean Energy Regulator may request this paperwork at any time during the small-scale technology certificate audit and validation process.
All statutory declarations must be provided to the Clean Energy Regulator immediately after small-scale technology certificates are created in the REC Registry. Please note your statutory declaration email in the 'additional system information' field of your online application.
To submit statutory declarations, scan the signed documents and email
firstname.lastname@example.org. In the subject field of your email, please include the system(s) accreditation code.
If you have any questions about completing the required documentation, please email
The documents outlined on this page are designed to assist you to ensure you have collected all the necessary information to create small-scale technology certificates under the
Renewable Energy (Electricity) Act 2000 and the
Renewable Energy (Electricity) Regulations 2001.
Failure to complete the documentation on this page may result in:
If you suspect issues with fraud or compliance, please email
email@example.com or phone 1300 553 542.
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