The number of STCs a system is eligible for depends on its size, location, and the amount of renewable energy it is expected to generate. These STCs can then be sold to electricity retailers or traders, who have a legal obligation to surrender a certain number of certificates each year to meet their renewable energy targets.

April 1, 2024by Luke0

STCs, or Small-scale Technology Certificates, are a form of government incentive for renewable energy systems in Australia. The number of STCs a system is eligible for is based on the amount of renewable energy it is expected to generate over its lifetime, as well as the geographic location of the system and the technology used.

For example, a larger system located in a sunnier area will generate more renewable energy and therefore be eligible for more STCs than a smaller system in a less sunny location. The number of STCs a system is eligible for is calculated using a formula that takes into account factors such as the system’s capacity, location, and expected energy generation.

Once a system is installed and accredited, the owner can create STCs for the system and sell them to electricity retailers or traders. These entities are required by law to purchase a certain number of STCs each year in order to meet their renewable energy targets. By selling their STCs, system owners can offset the upfront cost of installing a renewable energy system and help support the growth of renewable energy in Australia.

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