Homeowners - Solar PV
How to claim certificates for a solar PV installation.
If you are a homeowner that has installed a solar PV system in the last twelve months, you may be eligible to receive an STC payment. STCs are available for any home or business that has installed, replaced or upgraded a solar PV system using eligible products.
Firstly, begin your STC claim by downloading the homeowner Solar PV assignment form from the Documents tab and follow the instructions on the first page. There is also a helpful checklist on the last page to ensure you have all the required supporting documents.
Then, go here to calculate the number of STCs your solar PV installation is eligible for. The calculation is based on the size and type of system installed, the date of installation and the geographic location.
Finally, submit your assignment form and additional required documents to Green Energy Trading. Once we receive your completed paperwork it will be reviewed and if we do not require any additional information we will submit it to the Clean Energy Regulator for approval, which generally takes around 6 weeks.
Join the more than 1.1 million Australian’s who have installed solar PV and claimed STCs thanks to the Renewable Energy Target.
What is a STC?
A STC (Small-scale Technology Certificate) represents one megawatt hour (MWh) of electricity generated or displaced by a solar hot water, heat pump, solar PV, small wind or micro-hydro system. STCs can be traded for a monetary value.
Am I eligible to claim STCs?
If no STC discount was provided by the installer at point-of-sale, the system owner will be entitled to receive the STC payment from Green Energy Trading. STCs can be claimed from the date the system has been completely and correctly installed and must be claimed within 12 months of the installation date.
How long does it take to process my claim?
Once we receive your assignment form it will be reviewed by an Account Manager. If we require any additional information they will contact you in order to complete the assignment. If we don’t require any additional information we will submit the assignment to the Clean Energy Regulator and advise you of its submission. Generally it takes the Clean Energy Regulator 4 – 6 weeks to approve a claim and once it has been approved payment will be made.