CLEAN ENERGY COUNCIL ACCREDITATION FOR SOLAR AND BATTERY DESIGNERS AND INSTALLERS
To claim federal and some state incentives, solar installation companies must ensure that the supervising electrician on the installation job is a Clean Energy Council accredited installer. The Clean Energy Council offers a series of different types of accreditation covering grid-connected solar or battery systems, off-grid solar systems, and micro wind or hydro systems.
To become a Clean Energy Council accredited solar (or battery) installer, the installer must be a qualified electrician and have completed certain prerequisite units through a TAFE or private training organisation.
The process involves two types of assessment: an online assessment and a practical component to demonstrate competency in the installation of a system. Accreditation is annual and a certain number of continuous professional development points must be demonstrated through approved training each year for the accreditation to remain valid.
As well as being able to take advantage of government incentives, Clean Energy Council accreditation provides access to ongoing technical support and updated information on standards, guidelines and product testing.
Visit the Clean Energy Council’s website for more information on the types of accreditation, the accreditation process and training organisations that offer prerequisite courses.