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The Solar Irradiance methodology is an automated system used to calculate
large-scale generation certificate (LGC) entitlement for eligible power stations of over 100 kilowatts and under one megawatt that participate in the
Large-scale Renewable Energy Target scheme.
The Solar Irradiance methodology provides several benefits for solar power stations:
Under the Solar Irradiance methodology, the Clean Energy Regulator (CER) uses automation to calculate the eligible electricity for participating solar power stations and credit nominated persons’ REC Registry account each month with LGCs.
Eligible electricity is calculated by using the CER’s generic irradiance model entered with each solar power station’s:
The solar power station will then be credited with one LGC per megawatt hour of eligible electricity. Once credited with LGCs, nominated persons are required to pay the
LGC registration fee to access their LGC entitlement through the REC Registry.
To find out if you are eligible, please see
Solar Irradiance methodology – eligibility and opting in.
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