The Clean Energy Regulator engages consultants to analyse and model aspects of the Small-scale Renewable Energy Scheme (SRES), including:
The Clean Energy Regulator does not guarantee or accept any legal liability arising from or connected to, the accuracy, reliability, currency or completeness of any material contained in these reports.
The material in the reports does not necessarily reflect the views of the Clean Energy Regulator or indicate its commitment to a particular outcome or course of action. While the Clean Energy Regulator accepts the studies as opinions of these consultants, it recognises that there are many other opinions on the future uptake of small-scale renewables. The reports reflect STC numbers based on the scheme at the time.
In May 2021, we engaged three consultants to model small-scale (0-100 kilowatts) and mid-scale (100 kilowatts to 30 megawatts) solar photovoltaic (PV) uptake over the five years from 2021 to 2025. This modelling is to help understand the PV market.
This modelling does not inform the small-scale technology percentage (STP) and should be used as a guide only.
The final reports from Jacobs, Green Energy Markets (GEM) and GHD are available below:
Three consultants were engaged to estimate the number of STCs likely to be created in 2021, 2022 and 2023. The average of these estimates for each year in question is used to calculate the 2021 small-scale technology percentage (STP) and the 2022 and 2023 non-binding STPs.
The reports are based on data the Clean Energy Regulator gave to the consultants, current at 31 December 2020.
The Clean Energy Regulator engaged a number of consultants in previous years to provide forward estimates of the number of STCs likely to be created in those years.
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