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This page is designed to provide manufacturers with the forms, resources and guidance to assist them to participate in the Small-scale Renewable Energy Scheme, including documents to apply to have a solar water heater or air source heat pump added to the
register of solar water heaters, or if you would like to make changes to a model already listed on the register.
To determine how many small-scale technology certificates a solar water heater may be entitled to, the
Renewable Energy (Method for Solar Water Heaters) Determination 2016 must be applied to all calculations, and underpin all applications for the register of solar water heaters. The Clean Energy Regulator will not accept calculations based on other methodologies.
The Clean Energy Regulator regularly updates the
register of solar water heaters that lists all solar water heaters and air source heat pumps eligible under the Small-scale Renewable Energy Scheme.
Please use the documents below to apply to have a solar water heater or air source heat pump added to the register, or if you would like to make changes to a model already listed on the register.
The Clean Energy Regulator has published template deck files to assist manufacturers with the product modelling process. The Clean Energy Regulator will not accept calculations based on other methodologies.
The number of small-scale certificates a system is eligible for is based on the deeming period which is currently set at 10 years.
For a combined solar and heat pump water heater where the solar component provides more than 50% of the total energy savings, the
method used will be based on a small solar water heater system. For systems with less than or equal to 50% of total energy savings, the method used will be based on an air source heat pump system.
Learn more about the register of solar water heaters
application and assessment process.
Application form for new and existing models:
You can complete the application to include or modify models in the register of solar water heaters (CER-RET-010) using the
Part C template forms must be used to list models and are to be uploaded as part of the application.
documentasset:Part C - Commercial Solar Water Heaters
documentasset:Part C - Domestic Air Source Heat Pumps
documentasset:Part C - Domestic Solar Water Heaters
TRNSYS modelling software and the
TRNAUS extension package must be used in conjunction with the deck files and the approved method to calculate small-scale certificate eligibility of hot water systems.
These files should be used to calculate small-scale certificate eligibility of hot water systems, in conjunction with the approved method. Deck files, based on the capacity of the system are available for both small and large systems.
technical details sheet must be provided to the Clean Energy Regulator with the technical details of each model selected for audit. To assist in your application, the Clean Energy Regulator strongly recommends you prepare this spreadsheet before you submit an application.
This zip file contains template TRNSYS decks for your application.
The following files are included in the WinZip file:
Do not edit the 'include' files or 'weather' files.
The Clean Energy Regulator has determined five postcode zones for air source heat pumps and four postcode zones for solar water heaters in Australia, which are used to calculate how many certificates a system is eligible for.
solar water heater postcode zones for more information.
The Clean Energy Regulator’s website contains guidance for setting out a procedure that may be used to calculate pump flow rate and power consumption for large solar water heaters. For the avoidance of doubt, use of the procedure in the guidance is not mandatory.
documentasset:Guide for Calculating Pump Flow Rate and Power Consumption for Large Solar Waters Heaters.
The guidance documents below are designed to assist verification service providers (operating in the Solar Panel Validation Initiative) and Australian manufacturers and importers/responsible suppliers to upload solar panel serial number (SPSN) data to the ledger.
The guidance documents below are designed to assist Australian manufacturers and importers/responsible suppliers to upload inverter serial number data to the ledger.
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