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Compliance activity

Here is a snapshot of the Solar Accreditation scheme and it's compliance activity between 1 July 2019 and 30 June 2020.

Number of CEC-accredited installers and designers

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ACT
112
NSW
1693
NT
121
QLD
1939
SA
768
TAS
129
VIC
1600
WA
745
Total
7119
No results for this state.

Breakdown by type of accreditation held:

Accreditation type
Grid-connected solar4997
Grid-connected solar and battery storage1023
Grid-connected and stand-alone solar673
Grid-connected and stand-alone solar, and battery storage383
Stand-alone solar43
Total7119

Compliance - raising the bar

Compliance is critical to the value of CEC accreditation. The CEC receives reports of solar designs and installations that do not meet relevant standards and guidelines. The CEC's compliance activity is based on these reports. Below is a summary of actions taken between 1 July 2019 and 30 June 2020.

ActionCount
Number of compliance cases assessed2457
Demerit points allocated12,217
Suspended installers137
Cancelled installers36

These reports come from the Clean Energy Regulator inspections, state regulators and consumer complaints. You can find out more about our compliance procedure here.

Compliance data sources

    Maintaining standards - training and education

    Continuous professional development (CPD) ensures that the skills and knowledge of CEC-accredited installers and designers remain relevant and up-to-date with the latest changes in technology, regulation and industry best practice. You can find out more about the CPD program here.

    CPD points earnt525,385

    Through:

    ActivitySessions held

    Installer Nights

    13
    Online training sessions7

    Other technical information provided via:

    ActivityProducedViews

    New toolbox talk videos and recorded webinars

    1310,000+

    New technical bulletins and advice

    315,000+

    New CEC initiatives supporting rooftop solar installation and design integrity, and safety in FY 2019-2020

    • Advice on AS/NZS 5139:2019
    • COVID-19 workplace health and safety advice when installing rooftop solar
    • Accreditation ID card became digital to reduce the amount of time accredited persons need to wait for ID cards.
    • System performance estimator calculator re-launched as part of My Jobs. Improved functionality to include site specific weather and solar irradiance data from across Australia, making the output more accurate.
    • Inverter and panel testing and de-listing as part of our Product Assurance program. Log in to view de-listing notifications.

    Want to learn more about the Clean Energy Council’s compliance activity?

    Visit the Approved Solar Retailer page for more information.