The Clean Energy Council is the peak body for the clean energy industry in Australia.
We represent and work with hundreds of leading businesses operating in solar, wind, energy efficiency, hydro, bioenergy, energy storage, geothermal and marine along with more than 5000 solar installers.
We are committed to accelerating the transformation of Australia’s energy system to one that is smarter and cleaner.
We are an incorporated not-for-profit association based in Melbourne and operating nationally. We are funded principally by membership fees, with additional income generated by events and activities such as industry accreditation programs.
We provide a variety of services to members but our primary role is to develop and advocate effective policy to accelerate the development and deployment of all clean energy technologies.
We stand up for the clean energy sector and work with local, state and federal governments to solve the technical, political and financial challenges faced by our industry.
We deliver a wide range of services to our members, installers, retailers and the broader clean energy industry with the aim of growing the sector in the interests of all Australians.
We also promote awareness of the industry, thought leadership and clean energy business opportunities through industry events, meetings, newsletters, directorates and the media.
We report to a board of up to nine member-elected directors and up to two additional directors. The board advises on strategic direction and financial management.
Our policy and advocacy work is guided by the Policy and Advocacy Committee, which includes a representative of each sponsoring member organisation and the chair of each directorate.
Clean Energy Council programs
Membership supports the overall work of the Clean Energy Council by helping us advocate for an effective policy and market framework for clean energy while promoting the industry and its achievements.
Membership is tailored to meet a range of needs depending on the size and scope of your business, and is open to companies from any industry. Members receive a range of exclusive benefits.
Clean Energy Council Solar Accreditation is a qualification for individuals that shows competence in the design and/or installation of solar power systems. Solar systems designed and installed by Clean Energy Council-accredited people are eligible for government incentives and rebates.
Accreditation with the Clean Energy Council gives solar installers and designers access to continuous professional development and technical support to ensure the best possible standard of solar panel installations across Australia. By choosing an accredited installer, customers can feel confident that their system will be safely installed by a qualified professional.
Approved Solar Retailers
The Clean Energy Council Solar Retailer Code of Conduct is a way for solar businesses to show their commitment to responsible sales and marketing activities and solar industry best practice.
It is a voluntary scheme for retailer businesses selling solar PV systems to households and businesses. Authorised by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, the code aims to lift the bar higher than the minimum requirements set by government and regulations, and bring about a better standard of service in the solar industry.
What we don't do
The Clean Energy Council does not door-knock or call consumers. We understand how frustrating it can be for people when someone knocks on your door or calls your phone to try selling you something. The Clean Energy Council does not sell any solar products. We work with the renewable energy industry and do not contact consumers.
If a company contacts you and says they are from, or affiliated with, the Clean Energy Council, they are not. We suggest you report these people to your state consumer affairs agency (listed on our website). If your number is on the Do Not Call register, you can also report the matter to ACMA. If you would like to find out more about buying solar, have a look at the consumer information on our website or speak to an Approved Solar Retailer.