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17/09/2020 - The Clean Energy Regulator is working with the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) and the Clean Energy Council (CEC) to incorporate checks of inverter settings into its inspection program of rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) systems under the Small-scale Renewable Energy Scheme.

14/08/2020 - Additional and Replacement PV systems. The regulator requires detailed information when adding to existing PV systems or replacing PV systems. This artiicle explains the information required when submitting through FormBay

17/07/2020 -  Energy Safe Victoria has reverted back to include the Date of Completion as a mandatory field in the COES. As a result the installation date will no longer need to be noted in the ‘Description of work undertaken’ field within the form.

08/05/2020 - Trina Solar has entered into an Enforceable Undertaking (EU) with the Clean Energy Regulator (CER) in relation to Small-scale Technology Certificate (STC) claims where the solar panels were not eligible..

10/03/2020 - The Clean Energy Regulator (CER) has released STP percentage for 2020 at 24.40% which equates to 42.6 million STCs for the year.

18/11/2019 - The CER have sent out a reminder that version 13 of the Clean Energy Councils (CEC’s) guidelines for ‘Grid-Connected Solar PV Systems’ came into effect from 29 June 2019. This includes a limit to the number of installations an accredited person can sign off per day.

31/10/2019 - The Clean Energy Regulator has released October market updates for large-scale generation certificates (LGCs) and small-scale technology certificates (STCs), providing our view on progress towards the 2020 target and key factors that may impact certificate supply and demand.


26/09/2019 - Recent changes to the format of the Victoria Certificate of Electrical Safety (COES) has caused some confusion around what information is required when creating small-scale technology certificates (STCs). The Clean Energy Regultor has released guideance on the requirements.