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Solar panel serial number ledger goes live

13 October 2021

The Clean Energy Regulator (the agency) has launched its new solar panel serial number ledger (ledger) capability to strengthen the integrity of the Small-scale Renewable Energy Scheme (SRES) and the solar industry.

The ledger is now being populated with solar panel serial number data from Australian manufacturers and importers/responsible suppliers with solar panels on the Clean Energy Council's (CEC's) approved PV module list.

The CEC has commenced sending notices to Australian manufacturers and importers/responsible suppliers that don't participate in the Solar Panel Validation (SPV) Initiative, requesting their serial number data be provided to the agency's ledger. The agency has also commenced notifying verification service providers operating in SPV to provide serial number data to the ledger on behalf of Australian manufacturers and importers/responsible providers participating in SPV.

Solar panel serial number data not provided to the agency's ledger may result in the removal of a manufacturer's solar panel product from the CEC's approved PV module list. It may also result in a processing delay or an inability for the agency to assess STC claims, including the potential for the agency to fail an STC claim.

Once populated with sufficient serial number data, the ledger will be used by the agency to assess eligibility of small-scale technology certificate (STC) claims by cross-referencing serial numbers in STC claims against serial numbers in the ledger. The agency expects to commence using its ledger within the next few weeks.

See our website for further information about the ledger or please contact us on 1300 553 542 or by email at enquiries@cleanenergyregulator.gov.au.



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