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Guidelines for entry

Before beginning the nomination process for the 2019 Solar Design and Installation Awards, please ensure that your entry adheres to the following guidelines.

  • Entries are only for designers and/or installers, not companies.
  • All nominated installers and designers must have been accredited by the Clean Energy Council at the time of the project.
  • Entries must demonstrate an outstanding positive contribution to the Australian solar industry.
  • Entries must comply with all relevant standards and guidelines.
  • Installation must have been completed between 1 July 2018 and 30 June 2019.
  • Entrants may only submit one entry per category.

Terms and conditions

All entries to the 2019 Solar Design and Installation Awards are subject to the following terms and conditions.

  • All entries will be treated as confidential.
  • Entries will remain the property of the Clean Energy Council.
  • The Clean Energy Council reserves the right to not award a winner in any category where the minimum number of entries is not reached or the entries are not of a sufficient standard.
  • All decisions are final and at the discretion of the independent judging panel.
  • Unless otherwise advised, all information provided, including images, may be made public and used at the discretion of the Clean Energy Council.

Application criteria

To apply for the 2019 Solar Design and Installation Awards, you must submit a document via the application page that outlines ALL of the following criteria.

  1. The solution (30 per cent of total assessment)
    1. What was the design brief from the client?
    2. How have you met the design brief?
    3. Where the design brief was not met, what alternative solutions did you provide?
    4. Detail any innovative and unique solutions.
  2. System design and installation (30 per cent of total assessment)
    1. How did you demonstrate excellence in installation practice?
    2. What were the notable aspects of the presentation and aesthetics of the solution?
    3. What technical challenges did you overcome?
    4. What hazards emerged (if any) during the construction phase which altered the safety plan? How were they managed?
      Along with your answer, please provide any of the below documents that were prepared during the install:
      - risk matrix
      - JSA
      - SWMS
      - toolbox talk.
  3. Outcomes and benefits (40 per cent of total assessment)
    1. Was the client satisfied with the solution?
    2. Were there any standout social and environmental benefits?
    3. Were there any unexpected or additional outcomes?
    4. What were the economic benefits?
    5. How does the solution contribute to the Australian solar industry?

Additional information

You will also be asked to submit the following information with your application:

  • The names and Clean Energy Council accreditation numbers of the installers and designers being nominated.
  • The make and model numbers of the PV modules and inverters used in the project (these must have been on the Clean Energy Council Approved Product List at the time of the project).
  • An image of your company logo.
  • The following images:
    • schematic diagrams/design drawings
    • overall array
    • overall array placement on building
    • placement of inverter and close-up photo of wiring
    • detailed photos of mounting structure
    • main switchboard
    • control and/or monitoring system.

Please check the application form to ensure that you have all the required information before starting your application.

2019 Solar Design and Installation Awards - application form

Your details

Submission details

If you are applying for an award in the 30-240 kW or over 240 kW categories, please provide a brief summary of the size and style of the system.

Installation details

Note: The lead installer MUST be on the CEC's accredited installer list.

Note: The lead designer MUST be on the CEC's accredited installer list.

Note: All additional installers and designers MUST be on the CEC's accredited installer list.

Components used

Please provide us with details of the solar PV modules and inverters used on the project. These products must have been on the CEC's Approved Products List during the application period.

PV modules - Please list the make and model number of the PV modules used in the project. These MUST be on the CEC's Approved Products List.


Inverters - Please list the make and model number of the inverters used in the project. These MUST be on the CEC's Approved Products List.


Award submission document

Each application must address the entry criteria at the top of this page in a separate document.

Please note that there is a 10MB limit on individual files uploaded to this form. If you have a file larger than 10MB, please use one of the following alternatives:
 - Upload it to Dropbox and share the link with us at [email protected]
 - Send it directly to [email protected]
 - Mail it to:
Clean Energy Council
Level 15
222 Exhibition Street
Melbourne VIC 3000

This must be a high resolution file

Submit photos/images

The following photos/images can be included in your award submission document, but MUST also be submitted separately as high-resolution (at least 1MB) photos:
 - Schematic diagrams/design drawings
 - Overall array
 - Overall array placement on building
 - Placement of inverter and close-up photo of wiring
 - Detailed photos of mounting structure
 - Main switchboard
 - Control and/or monitoring system

Click here to upload files to Dropbox or send the images directly to [email protected]

Click below to submit your application. Please note that once you have submitted your application, you will not be able to make any further changes.