source: Clean Energy Regulator

Reduced daily limits for solar PV installation to promote safety and integrity

From Saturday 29 June 2019, version 13 of the Clean Energy Councils (CEC’s) guidelines for ‘Grid-Connected Solar PV Systems’ will become mandatory.

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.