The Clean Energy Regulator engages consultants to analyse and model aspects of the Small-scale Renewable Energy Scheme (SRES), including:
From 2017, the consultants also take into account the reduced
The Clean Energy Regulator does not guarantee or accept any legal liability arising from or connected to, the accuracy, reliability, currency or completeness of any material contained in these reports.
The material in the reports does not necessarily reflect the views of the Clean Energy Regulator or indicate its commitment to a particular outcome or course of action. While the Clean Energy Regulator accepts the studies as opinions of these consultants, we recognise that there are many other opinions on the future uptake of small-scale renewables. The reports reflect STC numbers based on the scheme at the time.
Two consultants were engaged to estimate the number of STCs likely to be created during the 2020 binding year and the 2021 and 2022 non-binding years.
The reports are based on data the Clean Energy Regulator gave the consultants current at 31 December 2019.
In July 2020, we engaged three consultants to model small-scale (0-100 kilowatts) and mid-scale (100 kilowatts to 30 megawatts) solar PV uptake over the five years from 2020 to 2024. This modelling is to help understand the PV market.
This modelling will not inform the small-scale technology percentage and should be used as a guide only.
The final reports from Jacobs, Green Energy Markets (GEM) and GHD are available below:
The Clean Energy Regulator engaged a number of consultants in previous years to provide forward estimates of the number of small-scale technology certificates likely to be created in those years.
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