Reduced Daily Limits for Solar Installers

From the 29th June new guidelines will limit the number of installations an accredited installer can supervise per day. The complete list of guidelines can be found here:

Below is a summary of the changes from the Clean Energy Regulator:

Key changes

There will be a reduction in the number of installations an accredited person can sign off per day:

  • For complete installations, an accredited person installing or supervising will only be able to sign off on two installations per day (rather than the current three).
  • For complete installations and upgrades/repairs, an accredited person installing or supervising can only sign off on one complete installation and no more than three upgrades/repairs per day.
  • For upgrades/repairs to existing systems, an accredited person installing or supervising can only sign off on four system upgrades/repairs per day.

The changes aim to ensure integrity is maintained within the solar industry and systems are installed in a safe manner.

What this means for registered agents

The CEC guidelines outline eligibility requirements for claiming Small-scale Technology Certificates (STCs) under the Small-scale Renewable Energy Scheme. All scheme agents and installers should ensure they are familiar with the CEC guidelines. STCs that have been improperly created will be failed and subject to enforcement and/or administrative activity.

Any enquiries relating to these changes should be directed to the Clean Energy Council on 03 9929 4141.

The Clean Energy Regulator takes fraud and non-compliance seriously and takes necessary action to ensure the integrity of the scheme. We closely monitor the activity of registered agents and installers to ensure compliance with the CEC installation guidelines. It is important to remember that the provision of false and misleading information is an offence under the Renewable Energy (Electricity) Act 2000.

Habitat’s latest STC pricing here: