Registered persons are able to create additional RECs as of 10 September 2009 under the Solar Credits mechanism for eligible installations of Small Generation Units.
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The REC Registry will be ready to accept Solar Credit RECs as of 10 September 2009. Two updated compulsory questions in the REC Registry must be completed when creating RECs for SGU installations.
Submitting a statutory declaration for Solar Water Heaters
Installations of systems with a capacity greater than 700 litres installed on or after 9 September 2009 will require submission of two statutory declaration forms to ORER prior to the creation of RECs. The statutory declarations should indicate the following:
Statutory declaration 1 (to be completed by owner): That the owner intends for the system to remain installed in its original configuration and location for the life of the system.
Statutory declaration 2 (to confirm appropriately sized system):
- the model of the solar water heater
- the volumetric storage capacity of the heater
- the premises at which the heater is to be installed and used
- the purposes for which the heater, and the hot water produced by the heater, are to be used
- that the volumetric storage capacity of the heater is appropriate for the premises at which the heater is to be installed and the purposes for which the heater, and the hot water produced by the heater, are to be used
- the expertise or experience of the person signing the declaration in relation to a heater of the kind covered by the declaration (in most cases this will be the installer/supplier).
Updating REC Assignment forms
Registered Agents will be required to update their REC assignment forms with the addition of the solar credits and the statutory declarations.
Applications for Solar Credits can be made to the Office of the Renewable Energy Regulator. Further details are available at
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