The register of solar water heaters includes a list of all solar water heater and air source heat pump models that are eligible for
small-scale technology certificates under the Small-scale Renewable Energy Scheme.
All systems must be installed exactly as they are listed on the register, and their components accredited with AS/NZS 2712 to be eligible for certificates. If one or more components are missing or changed during the installation of the system, it will no longer meet the criteria as a solar water heater or an air source heat pump under the
Renewable Energy (Electricity) Regulations 2001, and is not eligible for small-scale technology certificates.
The latest version of the solar water heater register is version 45.
Information listed in the register is divided into 3 lists based on tank size and technology type including:
The model names used in the register are typically the manufacturing/engineering model names, which often differ from the commonly used marketing model name.
If you are unable to find a particular model in the register, please contact the manufacturer or retailer to find out if the model listed in the register is the exact model name used.
The Clean Energy Regulator has determined 5 postcode zones for air source heat pumps and 4 postcode zones for solar water heaters in Australia, which are used to calculate how many certificates a system is eligible for. Each zone is based on climate and solar radiation levels and represents the geographical area of the Australia postcodes used.
documentasset:postcode zones for solar water heaters and heat pumps and learn how to
calculate the number of small-scale technology certificates a solar water heater is entitled to.
The register of solar water heaters includes information about installation periods in which certificates may be created for a particular solar water heater model. The installation period eligibility is recorded under the headings ‘Eligible from’ and ‘Eligible to’ in the register.
The ‘Eligible from’ heading indicates the date that a particular solar water heater model was certified to the AS/NZS 2712:2007 standard.
The ‘Eligible to’ heading indicates the last date of the installation period in which certificates may be created for a particular solar water heater model.
Manufacturers must ensure models listed in the register continue to meet the conditions of a solar water heater under the
Renewable Energy (Electricity) Regulations 2001. By law, the Clean Energy Regulator must remove solar water heaters in the register that do not meet the conditions of a solar water heater.
solar water heater accreditation for more information on the certification requirements for solar water heaters and air source heat pumps.
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