This page is designed to provide agents and installers with the forms and resources to assist them participate in the Small-scale Renewable Energy Scheme.
The Clean Energy Regulator may update or remove this information as required and you are encouraged to check you are using the latest version of each document.
The owner of the small-scale system must complete this form, outlining the financial incentive which has been provided in exchange for the right to create small-scale technology certificates:
documentasset:CER-RET-016 Small-scale technology certificate assignment form
The accredited installer and designer of the system must sign this form:
documentasset:CER-RET-014 Compulsory written statements for small-scale technology certificate creation
The owner of the small-scale system must sign this form to verify installation:
documentasset:CER-RET-015 Onsite verification statement
Complete this form if you require an accreditation code to reassign the right to create certificates for a small generation unit, if it has been selected with a one or five year deeming period:
The Clean Energy Regulator requires written compliance statements to be signed by installers on-site, to include all of the information required to comply with relevant legislation. This document is an example of the written statements required as defined by the Regulations. Agents may customise their own written statements to incorporate additional explanatory text, company logos and other features.
documentasset:CER-RET-015 Onsite verification statement
These forms are required if the solar water heater has a capacity greater than 700 litres.
If you are installing a system with a capacity greater than 700 litres you are required to submit two statutory declarations to the Clean Energy Regulator prior to assigning or creating small-scale technology certificates. This 'Statutory declaration 1' must be completed by the owner of the system. The declaration is to confirm that you as the owner intend for the system to remain installed in its original configuration and location for the life of the system.
If you are installing a system with a capacity greater than 700 litres you are required to submit two statutory declarations to the Clean Energy Regulator prior to assigning or creating small-scale technology certificates. This 'Statutory declaration 2' is to confirm appropriately sized system.
These guidelines are designed to assist agents collect mandatory information for entry into the REC Registry, prior to the creation of small-scale technology certificates.
For small generation units:
documentasset:Small generation units - collecting mandatory information to create small-scale technology certificates
For solar water heaters or air source heat pumps:
documentasset:SWH collecting mandatory information to create STCs
The Clean Energy Regulator has developed a range of
small-scale technology certificate assignment question and answers to help with the process of assigning the right to create certificates.
These guidelines are designed to assist registered agents in understanding the requirements of using the bulk upload functionality of the
REC Registry. Agents can use this guideline to create templates or to reference the list of formatting rules for the REC Registry.
documentasset:REC Registry guide - Small generation unit and solar water heater bulk upload
The Clean Energy Council (CEC) approved photovoltaic (PV) modules and inverters list are to be used in-conjunction with REC Registry bulk upload guidelines. The below spreadsheets are applicable from 8 October 2021.
The register of solar water heaters contains details about each solar water heater or air source heat pump model that are eligible for small-scale technology certificates. The amount of certificates a system is entitled to create will depend on its installation date and geographic location.
This list defines the four postcode zones for solar water heaters and the five postcode zones for air source heat pumps.
documentasset:Postcode zones for solar water heaters and heat pumps
The REC Registry relies on
Australia Post defined postcode and suburbs to calculate small-scale technology certificate entitlement, based on a system's geographic location.
These checklists are designed to assist agents collect all required information and complete mandatory documents for the creation of small-scale technology certificates in accordance with the
Renewable Energy (Electricity) Act 2000.
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Small-scale technology certificate calculators are designed to assist you estimate the amount of small-scale technology certificates that may be created for an eligible small generation unit, solar water heater or air source heat pump installation. The amount of certificates a system may be eligible for will depend on its technology type, installation date and geographic location. The calculators provide an estimate and should be used as a guide only.
Calculator for small-scale solar photovoltaic, wind and hydro systems:
Calculator for solar water heaters and air source heat pumps:
When duplicate SWH tank serial numbers or duplicate PV panel numbers are entered into the REC Registry, the Clean Energy Regulator will require agents to conduct a site audit of the systems involved. The more evidence agents can supply to the Clean Energy Regulator of the inspection occurring the more likely their STCs will get passed without issue.
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