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Small-scale Renewable Energy Scheme, eligible small-scale renewable energy systems are entitled to a number of
small-scale technology certificates (STCs).
The majority of system owners choose to assign the right to STCs to a
registered agent, as receiving an upfront financial benefit is often a simpler process, and faster than creating and trading the certificates independently through the open market or
STC clearing house. Registered agents who claim STCs have different
document requirements for small-scale system installations to system owners claiming STCs.
If you are a system owner claiming STCs yourself, the following documents are required:
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.
All paperwork must be completed and signed before creating small-scale technology certificates. The Clean Energy Regulator may request this paperwork at any time during the small-scale technology certificate validation process.
All supporting documentation including statutory declarations must be provided to the Clean Energy Regulator during the registration of STCs.
You are able to upload documents into the REC Registry at the time of submitting your application using the document upload functionality. This will reduce your need to contact us throughout the STC claim process and potentially expedite the assessment process. The document upload function within the online form is currently only available for small generation units it is not available for solar water heaters and air source heat pumps.
Please note your application may be failed if you are unable to provide additional information to support your claim for STCs.
The documents outlined on this page are designed to assist you to ensure you have collected all the necessary information to create small-scale technology certificates under the
Renewable Energy (Electricity) Act 2000 and the
Renewable Energy (Electricity) Regulations 2001.
Failure to complete the documentation on this page may result in:
If you need more information regarding the documentation you need to provide, or are unable to provide part of this documentation, please
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