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To apply to have your modules included on the Clean Energy Council Approved Products List, ensure that your products meet the requirements and that you complete the following process.

Step 1

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

Module testing must be performed by a test laboratory approved to test PV modules to these standards under the IECEE scheme. The certificate must be issued by a national certifying body associated with that laboratory, who are accredited to certify PV module testing under the IECEE CB scheme. Module testing and certification is accepted only from the following organisations listed on the IECEE website.

Certificates must be issued after the date of joining the scheme.

The Clean Energy Council will only accept certificates where periodic factory inspections are carried out by the certifying body to ensure ongoing compliance with the international standards.

Enhanced Listings

If your modules are certified for a higher standard of quality or are certified for specific environments, they may be eligible to receive an Enhanced Listing. After ensuing that you have met all the requirements in the Enhanced Listings checklist, you can submit the details for consideration of an Enhanced Listing by email at the time of application.

No additional fee is charged for Enhanced Listings if applying with a PV Module application. Applying for Enhanced Listings for PV Modules already approved by CEC may incur an additional fee.

Step 2

Ensure you have at least one importer or local manufacturer of the product

The Clean Energy Council requires manufacturers to nominate all importers of their products. Importers are responsible for meeting the manufacturer warranty obligations in Australia.

Importers must keep a record of all serial numbers and make them available to the Clean Energy Council and Clean Energy Regulator on request.

Importers 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.

Step 3

Ensure you have the required documents

The following documents must be submitted with your application.

  • IEC 61215/61730 Certificate
  • CDF for Certificate
  • Datasheet for all model numbers in application
  • Sample labels for all model numbers in application
  • Serial Number Format Information
  • Installation Manual
  • Warranty Terms and Conditions

Refer to the application checklist for information to be covered by the documents.

Note: Roof integrated modules may have additional requirements under the Building Code of Australia (BCA).

Applications will be delayed if incomplete or incorrect information is supplied. Detailed information can be found in the terms and conditions and application checklist.

The Clean Energy Council is updating our PV Module application requirements to the 2021 version of the IEC 61215 Standards series.

All PV modules approved by CEC will need to comply with the 2021 edition of the IEC 61215 series from 1 October 2024.

Effective 1 April 2024, CEC stopped accepting applications with IEC 61215:2016 certification - all new PV module applications submitted from 1 April 2024 are required to have certification to the 2021 edition of IEC 61215 series.

In recognition that any new PV Module application with IEC 61215: 2016 will have a listing period of less than 12 months, the CEC had offered a reduced fee of $1000 (+GST where applicable) for new PV Module applications submitted with IEC 61215:2016 between 1 September 2023 and 30 March 2024. This is no longer available.

Step 4

Submit your application online

The applicant must complete the Clean Energy Council’s online application form. You must also review the Clean Energy Council’s Listing Terms and Conditions and complete the declarations on the application form.

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.

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Additional requirements

  • Roof integrated modules may have additional requirements under the Building Code of Australia (BCA).