News & events


  • Solar Snapshot (May 2015) 16 Jun 2015

    The latest analysis on STC creation from Solar Water Heaters and Solar PV

  • Despite Hurdles, Solar Power in Australia Is Too Robust to Kill 12 Jun 2015

    No nation has as high a penetration of residential solar as Australia, with one in five homes now powered by the sun. And while the government has slashed incentives, solar energy continues to grow, thanks to a steep drop in the cost of PV panels and the country’s abundant sunshine.

  • Solar Snapshot (April 2015) 12 May 2015

    The latest analysis on STC creation from Solar Water Heaters and Solar PV

  • Quarterly Solar Report - Q1 2015 24 Apr 2015

    STC creation decreased 14 per cent in the March quarter, with decreases in creation from both PV and SWH.  STCs submitted for creation so far in 2015 averaged 300,000 per week which is 11 per cent lower than the STC target.

  • NSW businesses lead Australian demand for commercial rooftop solar 15 Apr 2015

    The latest data from Green Energy Markets shows that NSW retained its position as the biggest market for solar PV in the month of March, following its return to that position in February for the first time since 2011. Queensland led the market in between and retains the largest aggregate installations.

  • Solar Snapshot (March 2015) 14 Apr 2015

  • Ric Brazzale presents at SEIA NSW Annual Installers Conference 20 Mar 2015

    On Friday 20th March Ric Brazzale presented at SEIA NSW Annual Installers Conference on Solar PV, the STC market – and the future of the Renewable Energy Target (RET)

  • STC Snapshot (February 2015) 17 Mar 2015

    The latest report on the STC market

  • Forward estimates to inform the STC target 27 Feb 2015

    In November 2014, the Clean Energy Regulator (CER) engaged Green Energy Markets to provide a forward estimate of the number of small-scale technology certificates (STCs) likely to be created during the 2015, 2016and 2017 calendar years. Our projections informed the setting of the 2015 STC target.

  • Spot LGC price exceeds STC price for first time in nearly 2 years 23 Feb 2015

    Last Friday something remarkable happened. The spot price for Large-scale Generation Certificates (LGCs) rose above the price for Small-scale Technology Certificates (STCs) for the first time since March 2013, and to the highest levels seen in more than 3 years.  As at close of trade on 20 February, the spot price was $40.40 with STCs trading at $38.95.

  • Solar tracks 13 per cent above STC target for 2014 03 Feb 2015

    The level of solar installations registering Small-scale Technology Certificates (STCs) in 2014 was 13 per cent above the STC target. Both solar PV and solar hot water installations were higher than the level incorporated into the 2014 target.

  • Quarterly Solar Report - Q4 2014 23 Jan 2015

    STC creation increased 2 per cent in the December quarter, with the increase in PV creation more than off-setting the decline in SWH creation.  We estimate that in 2014 the total solar PV capacity installed amounted to 817.5 MW. This represents a 3.2 per cent increase on 2013 levels of 792 MW

  • Deemed Report (December 2014) 09 Jan 2015

    NSW’s STC creation from PV has increased significantly in the past quarter, having created 25% of the total PV certificates over the same time period, compared to 22% over 2014.  Queensland PV certificate creation continues to fall with 28% of total PV creation during the past quarter as opposed to 32% over 2014.

  • Solar powers on while utility-scale renewables drop away 11 Dec 2014

    Energy and environmental certificate market analysts Green Energy Markets have released their latest snapshots of the markets for large scale and small-scale renewable energy.

  • STC Snapshot (November 2014) 11 Dec 2014

    The STC price fell to a low of $36.40 on 19 November, a level not reached since early 2013. The price has since recovered and reached $38.25 on 9 December.


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