To apply to have your inverter or power conversion equipment (PCE) included on the Clean Energy Council’s Approved Products List, ensure that your product meets the following requirements and that you complete the following process.
As different standards apply to different inverter categories, it is important that you know what type of inverter or PCE you are listing.
Download the following document to identify your inverter category and see which standards apply.
The Clean Energy Council does not currently include requirements for Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) in Approved Product listing requirements for inverters and PCE. Certification of installed equipment for EMC may be required under other regulations (e.g. state electrical regulations).
Please note: From 1 November 2019, all new applications for listing grid-connected inverters must demonstrate Volt-Watt and Volt-var capability. This capability is to be tested and recorded in the AS/NZS 4777.2 Test report.
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. State regulators are Energy Safe Victoria (Victoria), the Electrical Safety Office (Queensland) and the Office of Fair Trading (New South Wales).
A Responsible Supplier is a person, business or company that manufactures in-scope electrical equipment in Australia or New Zealand, or imports in-scope electrical equipment into Australia or New Zealand.
A Responsible Supplier must be a legally identifiable Australian or New Zealand entity, holding an Australian Business Number (ABN) or a New Zealand Inland Revenue Department (IRD) number.
The Responsible Supplier then must register the product brand and model name/number on the ERAC database as “non- declared” equipment. No certificates or other evidence need to be uploaded to this database. This is a product identification record only.
The Responsible Supplier must complete the Clean Energy Council’s online application form. You must provide the following information:
Applications will be delayed if incomplete or incorrect information is supplied.
As part of the application, you must pay the application fee. Applications will not be assessed until the Clean Energy Council has received payment of this fee.
Listing of an inverter or PCE on the Clean Energy Council’s Approved Products List does not grant automatic rights of connection of these devices to networks. Individual network distributors may have additional requirements above and beyond the Clean Energy Council’s list requirements.