The Australian Government has amended the Small-scale Renewable Energy Scheme (SRES) regulations.
These changes apply the government’s response to the Clean Energy Regulator’s review of the rooftop solar PV sector.
The government committed $19.2 million in the 2021-22 Budget to reform the SRES. The amendment regulations aim to better protect consumers and improve integrity in the rooftop solar sector.
The amendments also improve other aspects of the Renewable Energy Target (RET) scheme’s operations. These include:
The amendment regulations became law on 17 December 2021 after public consultation in October and November. They will take effect in 3 stages. The first stage implements the RET operational improvements. The second stage introduces retailer and installer written statements from 1 April 2022. The third stage applies the new requirements for accrediting solar PV components.