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21 November 2022
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​This page is designed to provide agents and installers with the forms and resources to assist them participate in the Small-scale Renewable Energy Scheme.

The Clean Energy Regulator may update or remove this information as required and you are encouraged to check you are using the latest version of each document.

Forms

Solar PV

Changes to the Renewable Energy (Electricity) Regulations 2001 in December 2021 that impact the documentation required to be eligible for STCs.

Solar PV installations on or after 1 April 2022

These documents are samples of the documentation required to be eligible for STCs. Registered agents may customise their own STC assignment forms and written statements to incorporate additional explanatory text, company logos and other features.

The owner of the solar PV system must complete a form that assigns the right to create STCs to the registered agent, this form should have information on the system and outline the financial incentive which has been provided in exchange for the right to create STCs:

documentasset:Sample combined small-scale technology certificate assignment form with compulsory written statements

The accredited designer and installer must complete compulsory written statements:

documentasset:Sample designer and installer written statement

The solar retailer of the solar PV system must complete the solar retailer written statement:

documentasset:Sample solar retailer written statement

Solar PV installations on or before 31 March 2022

The owner of the solar PV system must complete this form, outlining the financial incentive which has been provided in exchange for the right to create small-scale technology certificates:

documentasset:CER-RET-016 Small-scale technology certificate assignment form

The accredited installer and designer of the system must complete compulsory written statements:

documentasset:CER-RET-014 Compulsory written statements for small-scale technology certificate creation

The owner of the solar PV system must complete an on-site verification:

documentasset:CER-RET-015 Onsite verification statement

All small generation units

Complete this form if you require an accreditation code for the system owner to assign the right to create certificates for a small generation unit where a one or 5-year deeming period was selected:

documentasset:Agent-application-obtain-accreditation-codes-0412

If the system is a small-scale wind or hydro system, then registered agents will need an STC assignment form and relevant designer and installer written statements. The solar retailer statement is not applicable to small-scale wind and hydro systems.

Solar water heaters and air source heat pumps

The owner of the solar water heater or air source heat pump must complete an STC assignment form, outlining the financial incentive which has been provided in exchange for the right to create small-scale technology certificates:

documentasset:CER-RET-016 Small-scale technology certificate assignment form

These forms are required if the solar water heater has a capacity greater than 700 litres.

Resources

Small-scale technology certificate requirements

These guidelines are designed to assist agents collect mandatory information for entry into the REC Registry, prior to the creation of small-scale technology certificates.

For small generation units installed on or after 1 April 2022: documentasset:Small generation units – collecting mandatory information to create small-scale technology certificates February 2022

For small generation units installed on or before 31 March 2022: documentasset:Small generation units - collecting mandatory information to create small-scale technology certificates

For solar water heaters or air source heat pumps: documentasset:SWH collecting mandatory information to create STCs

Assigning the right to create small-scale technology certificates

The Clean Energy Regulator has developed a range of small-scale technology certificate assignment question and answers to help with the process of assigning the right to create certificates.

REC Registry bulk upload guidelines

These guidelines are designed to assist registered agents in understanding the requirements of using the bulk upload functionality of the REC Registry. Agents can use this guideline to create templates or to reference the list of formatting rules for the REC Registry.

The upcoming changes to the SRES on 1 April 2022 mean that registered agents cannot create a combination bulk upload for small generation unit installations before and after 1 April 2022.

For small generation unit installations on or after 1 April 2022: documentasset:REC Registry guide – Small generation unit and solar water heater bulk upload February 2022

For small generation unit installations on or before 31 March 2022: documentasset:REC Registry guide - Small generation unit and solar water heater bulk upload

The REC Registry bulk upload functionality for solar water heaters and air source heat pumps remains the same and can be accessed via the above documents.

Clean Energy Council approved photovoltaic modules and inverters list

The Clean Energy Cou​ncil (CEC) appro​ved photovoltaic (PV) modules and inverters list are to be used in-conjunction with REC Registry bulk upload guidelines. The below spreadsheets are applicable from 18 November 2022.

Version 528:

documentasset:CEC-approved-PV-modules

documentasset:CEC-approved-inverters

Solar water heater postcode zones

The register of solar water heaters contains details about each solar water heater or air source heat pump model that are eligible for small-scale technology certificates. The amount of certificates a system is entitled to create will depend on its installation date and geographic location.

This list defines the four postcode zones for solar water heaters and the five postcode zones for air source heat pumps.

documentasset:Postcode zones for solar water heaters and heat pumps

List of Australian postcodes

The REC Registry relies on Australia Post defined postcode and suburbs to calculate small-scale technology certificate entitlement, based on a system's geographic location.

Compliance documentation checklists

These checklists are designed to assist agents collect all required information and complete mandatory documents for the creation of small-scale technology certificates in accordance with the Renewable Energy (Electricity) Act 2000.

documentasset:SGU Compliance documentation checklist

documentasset:SWH Compliance documentation checklist

Calculators

Small-scale technology certificate calculators are designed to assist you estimate the amount of small-scale technology certificates that may be created for an eligible small generation unit, solar water heater or air source heat pump installation. The amount of certificates a system may be eligible for will depend on its technology type, installation date and geographic location. The calculators provide an estimate and should be used as a guide only.

Calculator for small-scale solar photovoltaic, wind and hydro systems:

Calculator for solar water heaters and air source heat pumps:




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