The Approved Solar Retailer program has now been replaced by the New Energy Tech Consumer Code (NETCC) program. A summary of the ASR program will be posted on these pages soon.
Approved Solar Retailers must abide by a Code of Conduct. Meet the representatives that make up the Code Review Panel.
This is an independent panel with consumer and industry representation. The panel meets regularly to monitor and review the program to ensure it is operating effectively and is meeting its identified objectives and community expectations.
Gerard has worked in consumer advocacy with Consumer Law Centre Victoria and Consumer Action where he currently leads the centre's policy and campaigns work.
Gerard has represented consumers on a number of bodies, including the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission's Consumer Consultative Committee, the Australian Securities and Investments Commission's Consumer Advisory Panel and the Australian Energy Regulator's Customer Consultative Group.
Gerard has a Masters in Public Policy and Management, Bachelor of Laws (Hons) and Bachelor of Arts (Hons) from the University of Melbourne.
Patrick has 20 years’ experience in sales, product and commercial management roles and more than 12 years’ experience in the solar industry.
He is currently a Director at The Energy Project, where he provides energy users and policy makers with advice on distributed energy resources (DER) policy, procurement, project delivery and quality assurance.
Patrick is passionate about ensuring consumers are at the centre of our shift towards a distributed renewable grid and believes that the grid of the future will rely more heavily on consumer trust and confidence in DER. Patrick is a member of SA Power Networks' Solar Industry Reference Group and has postgraduate qualifications in Energy Policy (UCL) and Climate Change Management (UniSA) and a Bachelor of Science from Macquarie University.