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Compliance activity

Here is a snapshot of the Solar Accreditation Scheme and its compliance activity between 1 July 2020 and 30 June 2021.

Number of CEC-accredited installers and designers

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ACT
151
NSW
2096
NT
110
QLD
2283
SA
826
TAS
127
VIC
1845
WA
817
Total
8255
No results for this state.

Breakdown by type of accreditation held:

Accreditation type
Grid-connected solar5717
Grid-connected solar and battery storage1403
Grid-connected and stand-alone solar610
Grid-connected and stand-alone solar, and battery storage487
Stand-alone solar38
Total8255

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 2020 and 30 June 2021.

ActionCount
Number of compliance cases assessed1641
Demerit points allocated10,729
Suspended installers112
Cancelled installers37

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 - education and training

    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 earnt562,330

    Through:

    ActivitySessions held

    Online Installer Nights and Solar Masterclass sessions

    12
    Other online training sessions2
    New on-demand CPD courses via the Learning Hub5

    Other technical information provided via:

    ActivityProducedViews

    New Toolbox Talk videos and recorded webinars

    910,000+

    New technical checklists and advice

    46000+

    New CEC initiatives supporting rooftop solar installation and design integrity, and safety in FY 2020-2021

    Accredited installers and designers can click the link to log in and access these tools.

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

    Visit the Approved Solar Retailer page for more information.