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The Clean Energy Regulator (CER) has updated the requirements for solar photovoltaic (PV) installations. Solar PV installations may now be conducted by multiple installers, which was not permitted previously.
At a minimum, Clean Energy Council (CEC) accredited installers must be at the site during job setup, mid-installation and commissioning. Agents and installers are required to provide concurrent evidence of the installer's presence on-site through all the relevant phases of the installation as detailed in CEC install and supervise guideline 6.1.3. Selfie photographs are the typical evidence the agency expects to show compliance with this requirement. The CER will use this evidence when assessing the eligibility of an application for Small-scale Technology Certificates (STCs).
When it is not reasonable for a CEC accredited installer to complete the whole installation and the system will be registered as a Small Generation Unit for STCs, you must ensure:
For more information visit
creating small-scale technology certificates or phone 1300 553 542.
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