Before beginning the nomination process for the 2020 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 2019 and 30 June 2020.
Entrants may only submit one entry per category.
Terms and conditions
All entries to the 2020 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.
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.
The solution (30 per cent of total assessment)
What was the design brief from the client?
How have you met the design brief?
Where the design brief was not met, what alternative solutions did you provide?
Detail any innovative and unique solutions.
System design and installation (30 per cent of total assessment)
How did you demonstrate excellence in installation practice?
What were the notable aspects of the presentation and aesthetics of the solution?
What technical challenges did you overcome?
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.
Outcomes and benefits (40 per cent of total assessment)
Was the client satisfied with the solution?
Were there any standout social and environmental benefits?
Were there any unexpected or additional outcomes?
What were the economic benefits?
How does the solution contribute to the Australian solar industry?
You will also be asked to submit the following information with your application:
The names and Clean Energy Council accreditation numbers of all installers and involved in the project (including subcontractors). Failure to include all installers/designers that worked on the project may void your entry.
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 and, if applicable, all relevant subcontractor company logos.
The following images:
schematic diagrams/design drawings
overall array placement on building
placement of inverter and close-up photo of wiring
detailed photos of mounting structure
control and/or monitoring system.
Please check the application form to ensure that you have all the required information before starting your application.
2020 Solar Design and Installation Awards - application form