This page provides individuals and small business with the forms and resources to assist them to participate in the Small-scale Renewable Energy Scheme (SRES).
The Clean Energy Regulator (the agency) may update or remove this information as required and you are encouraged to check you’re using the latest version of each document.
Individuals and small businesses that intend create STCs for their own systems (i.e. not using a registered agent) will need to obtain relevant documents from their system’s designer, installer and solar retailer (where applicable) for the system to be eligible. For more information on the documents required for individuals and small businesses to create their own STCs see the
System owners claiming small-scale technology certificates page.
For information on how to register as a person to create STCs see the
REC Registry page.
There are changes to the Renewable Energy (Electricity) Regulations 2001 from 1 April 2022 that impact documentation requirements for small-scale technology certificate (STCs) eligibility.
In order to create STCs, you must obtain the following:
documentasset:CER-RET-014 Compulsory written statements for small-scale technology certificate creation, signed by the installer, dated on or after the installation date.
Small-scale wind and hydro systems will require installer compulsory written statements, an electrical safety certificate and invoice for pre and post 1 April 2022 installations.
The Clean Energy Regulator has developed a range of
small-scale technology certificate assignment question and answers to help with understanding the STC assignment process.
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