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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.

Step 1

Ensure the product is tested to the required Australian and/or IEC Standards by a suitably accredited testing laboratory

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).

Step 2

Ensure the product is independently certified by a JAS-ANZ accredited certification agency, or state electrical safety regulator

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).

Step 3

Ensure the importer or manufacturer of the product (or its Australian subsidiary) registers with the Electrical Regulatory Authorities Council (ERAC) as the “Responsible Supplier” and obtains an ERAC Supplier Number (visit www.erac.gov.au)

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.

Step 4

Submit your application online

The Responsible Supplier must complete the Clean Energy Council’s online application form. You must provide the following information:

  • Responsible Supplier name and ERAC Supplier Number.
  • Link to a webpage which shows contact details for Australian warranty support.
  • Certificate of Suitability (see item 2 above).
  • Test Reports (see item 1 above).
  • Link to an online Specification Sheet or web location where this can be downloaded.
  • Electrical specifications, including the manufacturer and model number of DC plug/socket connectors if applicable. If your product has quick-connect fittings for the DC input connections, the make and model of these connectors must be identified. This is due to requirements in the Australian Standard for solar PV installations (AS 5033) that DC connectors “shall only be mated with those of the same type from the same manufacturer”.

You must also review the Clean Energy Council’s 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.

Apply now

Note

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.