In 2018, 21% of the electricity generation in Australia came from renewable energy and this is also the sector where the Clean Energy Council plays its primary role. The membership-based, non-profit organisation works with more than 600 businesses to operate and support renewable energy development in Australia. Since its inception in 2007, its focus has been on safety and quality of renewable energy sources.
Clean Energy Council’s vision
- Promote clean energy
- Provides initiatives to the wider industry and its members to grow the clean energy sector.
- Works closely with federal, state and local governments to increase clean energy product demands.
- Works within the clean energy industry to improve standards while maintaining integrity.
- Develop and drive sustainable policies and advocacies.
- Representing and standing up for the clean energy industry as a strong voice for renewable and clean energy.
The Clean Energy Council aims to continue influencing and accelerating the use of clean energy throughout Australia. Their focus is on increasing the rising standards which are achieved in a number of ways. They do the accreditation of Australian solar installers, develop guidelines and have input in Australian Standards development, runs an Approved Solar Retailer program and maintain the listing of battery energy storage products, inverters and modules.
Australian consumers can use the Clean Energy Council as a guide and source of information when they need to make an informed decision regarding battery storage systems and which solar system to purchase. They do not sell or promote batteries or solar systems, do not support a particular company except care about the environment and the promotion of renewable energy.
Solar energy providers that are approved by the CEC meet the strict regulations, guidelines and compliance procedures. It maintains a listing of providers and solar equipment that meet the Australian Standards and recommends accredited installers that make choosing an energy-provider and its products safe. Consumers only need to look for the CEC stamp of approval when looking for a compliant and approved business.