Under the Small-scale Renewable Energy Scheme, eligible small-scale renewable energy systems may be entitled to small-scale technology certificates, which can be sold to recoup a portion of the cost of purchasing and installing the system.
Small-scale renewable energy systems are categorised into small generation units and hot water systems.
Before designing or installing a small-scale system you must be aware of a number of requirements which will determine if the system is eligible for small-scale technology certificates after it is installed.
Familiarise yourself with the
installation requirements for small-scale systems before proceeding.
Under the 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.
Take the time to understand the
document requirements for small-scale system installations.
Before starting, it is important to ensure that you are informed about what type of system you should install, the systems and components that are approved and eligible under the small-scale renewable energy target, and the financial benefits you may be entitled to.
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To be eligible for small-scale technology certificates, small generation units (including solar photovoltaic panels, wind turbines, and hydro systems) must:
To be eligible for small-scale technology certificates, solar water heaters including air source heat pumps must:
Make sure you retain
all documents which relate to the installation for a period of five years, which may be requested by the Clean Energy Regulator.
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