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.
Please note: A new version of AS/NZS 4777.2 was released on 18 December 2020, starting a 12-month transition period. Applicants will need to choose which version of the standard to apply with.
Applications with AS/NZS 4777.2:2015
The CEC will continue to accept applications with the 2015 version of AS/NZS 4777.2 until September 2021. However, all listings under this version of the standard will expire on 18 December 2021. After this date, inverters tested to the 2015 version will no longer be eligible for listing.
Please refer to the following document to identify your inverter category and see which standards apply with AS/NZS 4777.2:2015.
Applications with AS/NZS 4777.2/2020
To have a listing beyond 18 December 2021 a new application will need to be submitted to the CEC with AS/NZS 4777.2:2020 certification (including any standard referenced in AS/NZS 4777.2:2020).
Please refer to the updated inverter categories document below to identify your inverter category in accordance 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 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. Applications will not be assessed until the Clean Energy Council has received payment of this fee.