6-7kW Solar Power System Installations Up 135%

MICHAEL BLOCH | December 24, 2018

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Solar PV installations with a combined capacity of 1,337 megawatts had been validated this year as at last Monday says the Clean Energy Regulator. The Regulator released its Small-Scale Technology Certificate Market Update on Friday. It expects a final total of at least 1,600 MW of small-scale solar PV capacity will have been installed overall this year, due to a reporting lag caused by a creation rule for Small-scale Technology Certificates (STCs). These certificates form the basis of Australia’s major subsidy (aka the solar rebate). While the subsidy is usually offered as an upfront discount to system purchasers, the certificates cannot be created until after the system is installed – and there’s a 12-month period post-installation during which STCs can be generated.

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