Clean Energy Council accreditation is an indispensable qualification for anyone in the business of installing solar PV and other renewable energy systems.

By becoming a Clean Energy Council accredited installer:

  • your solar PV installations will be eligible for government incentives such as Small-scale Technology Certificates (STCs) and feed-in tariffs
  • you will be listed in the find an installer section of this website – the go-to place for consumers looking for an accredited solar installer
  • you'll be kept up-to-date on the latest changes in the industry
  • you get access to expert technical advice, as well as effective dispute resolution services
  • you can let your views be represented in front of the standards committee
  • your voice will be heard by government and the regulators
  • you enjoy all of the benefits and resources of our installers-only area and free Solar Checklist app.
  • you support the important work of the Clean Energy Council, including advocacy on behalf of the solar PV industry

Please note: accreditation is only available to individual solar PV power system designers and installers. This differs from Clean Energy Council membership (which is only available to business entities) and becoming an Approved Solar Retailer (which is only available to qualifying solar PV retail businesses).

Hear from current installers

#Watch the below video to hear from accredited installers and members about the benefits of being accredited with the Clean Energy Council.

Solar accreditation and STCs

For a small-scale solar PV, wind or hydro system to be eligible for STCs, it must be designed and installed by someone who is accredited by the Clean Energy Council.

This is to ensure that the small-scale renewable energy systems for which the government issues STCs are correctly designed and installed. Clean Energy Council-accredited designer and installers have received proper training to ensure this. Systems that are designed and installed by someone who is not accredited will not be eligible to receive STCs.

As a non-accredited installer, you risk losing business from consumers wanting to take advantage of government schemes.

Ready to get started? Find out how to become accredited.