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Why become accredited?

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Clean Energy Council accreditation is a must have for individuals who want to design or install solar or battery storage systems and make claims against the Small Scale Renewable Energy Scheme (SRES).

By becoming a Clean Energy Council accredited installer you will:

  • be eligible for government incentives such as Small-scale Technology Certificates (STCs)
  • have access to the CEC’s solar technical advice support line
  • have access to discounted, market leading insurance solutions via dedicated Clean Energy Council partnership with Howden
  • have access to the dedicated CEC Learning Hub with a wide variety of online training toward Continuous Professional Development points
  • be kept up to date with important upcoming changes to industry standards and guidelines
  • be kept up to date with the latest information around product testing and emerging issues from Clean Energy Regulator inspections
  • be included on the find an installer tool in the consumer section of our website
  • have your views on standards represented to the standard committee
  • have your voice heard by government and regulators through the Installer Reference Group
  • support the important work of the Clean Energy Council, including advocacy on behalf of the solar and storage industry.

Please note: accreditation is only available to individuals. This differs from Clean Energy Council membership, which is available to businesses, and the Approved Solar Retailer program, which is only available to qualifying solar and storage retail businesses. Accreditation is not a legal requirement but is mandated in some government incentives such as STCs.


Accreditation and STCs

For a small-scale solar, wind or hydro system to be eligible for STCs, it must be designed and installed by someone who is accredited by the Clean Energy Council.

This is to ensure that the small-scale renewable energy systems, for which the government issues STCs, are correctly designed and installed by Clean Energy Council accredited designers and installers who have received proper training. Systems that are designed and installed by someone who is not accredited will not be eligible to receive STCs.

For more information about STC eligibility visit the Clean Energy Regulator’s website.

Become accredited so you can claim STCs.


NEW: Exclusive insurance offer for Accredited Solar Installers and Designers

Clean Energy Council and Howden have teamed up to provide Accredited Solar Installers and Designers access to
market leading insurance products online.

Howden provides insurance broking, risk management, workers compensation and claims consulting services, globally.

Essential cover customised for Clean Energy Council Accredited Solar Installers include

  • Public and Products Liability
  • Tools of Trade

All easily accessed on a user friendly via a dedicated portal for Clean Energy Council Accredited Solar Installers and Designers, learn more here or via the video below.