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From 1 July 2022, the Clean Energy Regulator (CER) commenced work on the second phase of changes to the Small-scale Renewable Energy Scheme (SRES). These changes affect the accreditation of installers and designers and the publishing of the approved solar panel and inverter product list.
On 15 March 2023, applications closed for installer and designer accreditation scheme operators. The CER is currently assessing applications and expects to notify applicants of assessment outcomes during May 2023. The CER estimates it will publish the outcome of the process on our website during June 2023.
Until a decision is made to select one or more operators, the Clean Energy Council (CEC) will continue the current installer and designer accreditation scheme under the SRES.
Between 7 November to 6 December 2022, the CER consulted with industry and other stakeholders on whether to nominate an organisation to publish solar panel and inverter product lists eligible under the SRES.
The CER received 175 email submissions during the public consultation process. We have summarised the results on our consultation hub.
The majority of submissions supported the CER using its powers to nominate a body to publish approved solar panels and inverters in accordance with the Renewable Energy (Electricity) Regulations 2001.
In accordance with Regulation 20AE, we will release further information about the nomination process and open a 3-month application round in May or June 2023. Please ensure you subscribe to CER email updates to receive information about the opening of the application process.
The Clean Energy Council (CEC) will continue to publish approved solar panel and inverter product lists while these processes are undertaken.
Please contact us if you have any questions about the phase 2 changes to the SRES.
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