Under the SRES, eligible solar panel systems are awarded Small-scale Technology Certificates (STCs) based on the amount of electricity they are expected to generate over a 15-year period. These STCs can then be sold or traded to offset the upfront cost of installing the solar system.

February 13, 2024by Luke0


The number of STCs awarded to a Solar panel system depends on its location, the amount of electricity it is expected to generate, and the market price of STCs at the time of installation. The Clean Energy Regulator (CER) determines the number of STCs based on the system’s estimated output of renewable energy over its lifetime.

To calculate the number of STCs, the CER uses a formula that takes into account the system’s location, the amount of electricity it is expected to generate, and the deeming period of 15 years. The CER provides a calculator on its website that allows system owners to estimate the number of STCs they can receive based on their system’s specifications.

Once the Solar panel system is installed and connected to the grid, the owner can create STCs for the system. These STCs can then be sold or traded on the STC market. The market price of STCs is determined by supply and demand dynamics.

The value of the STCs can be used to offset the upfront cost of installing the Solar panel system. The system owner can either sell the STCs directly to a buyer or transfer them to a registered agent who can sell them on their behalf. The proceeds from the sale of STCs can be used to reduce the cost of the Solar system installation or to finance other renewable energy projects.

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