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Find out how to apply to have your inverter added to our approved list.

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Why get your inverter or PCE approved?

The Clean Energy Council maintains a list of compliant inverters and power conversion equipment (PCE) that are approved for installation under the Small-scale Renewable Energy Scheme (SRES). This list is also used by some distribution network service providers to validate inverter energy system applications.

The equipment listed has shown sufficient evidence that it meets the required safety standards for use within Australia. Evidence of compliance, in the form of Certificates of Suitability, has been examined and verified by the Clean Energy Council.

Only systems with products from the approved lists are eligible to receive small-scale technology certificates (STCs) under the Small-scale Renewable Energy Scheme (SRES).

Accredited persons and retailers should always refer to the lists before performing an installation. 

As different standards apply to different inverter categories, it is important that you know what type of inverter or PCE you are listing.

Please refer to the following document to identify your inverter category and see which standards apply with AS/NZS 4777.2:2020.

While the Clean Energy Council does not currently verify compliance with Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) labelling requirements, manufacturers need to be aware of their obligations. Requirements for specific product types can be found on ACMA's website.

The Clean Energy Council accepts certificates from the following Joint Accreditation System of Australia and New Zealand (JAS-ANZ) accredited certifying bodies or state electrical regulators:

If you have certificates from a non-JAS-ANZ accredited organisation, we advise that you submit these and their accompanying test reports to a state electrical regulator for assessment in order to obtain a Certificate of Suitability from that state regulator. The certificate from the state regulator can then be uploaded with the application.

Responsible Supplier is a legally identifiable Australian or New Zealand entity or person who manufactures or imports in-scope electrical equipment in Australia or New Zealand (first supplier)

By law, to register on the EESS Database, the Responsible Supplier must be an Australian or New Zealand legal entity holding an Australian Business Number (ABN), or a New Zealand Inland Revenue Department (IRD) number.

The Responsible Supplier must register the brand and model number of the inverter/PCE as level 1 equipment in the EESS Database. DC isolators integrated into inverters/PCEs must be registered as level 3 equipment.

The applicant must complete the Clean Energy Council’s online application form. Please refer to the application requirements checklist for the information required.

You must also review the Clean Energy Council’s Product Listing Terms and Conditions and complete the declarations on the application form.

Applications will be delayed if incomplete or incorrect information is supplied.

As part of the application, you must pay the application fee outlined in the application process. Applications will not be assessed until the Clean Energy Council has received payment of this fee.

Once you've submitted your application and your payment has been processed, our Program Service team will validate and review your documents. Find out more detail in our application journey map.

Apply to have your inverter or PCE included in our product listing

To have your inverter or PCE included on the Clean Energy Council approved products list, ensure that your products meet the requirements outlined above, then begin your application.

Approved inverters list

Search the Clean Energy Council's list of compliant inverters and power conversion equipment (PCE) suitable for installation under the Small-scale Renewable Energy Scheme (SRES).

Inverters with Software Communication Clients

The Inverters with Software Communication Clients list includes Inverters that are considered to have a communication channel that is compliant to IEEE 2030.5 CSIP-AUS, either hosted locally on the inverter or a gateway device, or via a certified cloud connection to the network operator utility server. This list is based on testing conducted by SA Power Networks.

Additional Listing Notes

The Electrical Equipment Safety System (EESS) is a framework that regulates the supply chain of in-scope electrical equipment (low voltage equipment for household, personal or similar use). For more details about In-Scope equipment please refer to the EESS website. The CEC listing is based on proof of registration as provided by the manufacturer/certificate holder.

Model numbers with a (AS4777-2 2020) suffix are approved with a AS/NZS 4777.2:2020 Certificate issued by a JAS-ANZ accredited Certifier or State Electrical Regulator.