source: Clean Energy Regulator

Are you scanning PV modules and inverter serial numbers correctly when claiming STCs?

The Clean Energy Regulator (CER) reminds agents, retailers, and installers of the requirement to supply accurate PV module and inverter serial number information when completing small-scale technology certificate (STC) applications.

As part of changes which commenced on 1 April 2022, inverter serial numbers in addition to PV module serials must be supplied to the CER for each panel and inverter installed when submitting an application for STCs. These serials are then cross-checked against manufacturer/importer supplied information.

It is recommended that photographs of the serial numbers are obtained at the time of installation.

Acceptable evidence of solar panel and inverter serial numbers includes a clear photo of the barcode label or sticker, obtained from the solar panel label itself and the inverter compliance plate on the inverter. Barcodes that have been scanned from pallet sheets, packaging or similar are not considered acceptable evidence of the installation of those panels.

Agents, retailers and installers must ensure accurate serial number information is supplied to avoid delays in processing STC applications. Upon request, you will be required to provide information, such as a photograph of the serial number to demonstrate that the panel and inverter serial(s) are correct. 

Visit our website for more information on Phase 1 changes to the Small-scale Renewable Energy Scheme and Document requirements for small-scale systems.

Yours sincerely

REC Registry