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SpringCity has been appointed by the Australian Clean Energy Regulator as one of its selected organisations to carry out inspections on small scale solar PV systems across Australia.


What is the Clean Energy Regulator?


The Clean Energy Regulator (CER) is the statutory agency that administers the Federal Government’s Small-scale Renewable Energy Scheme.  The Office of the Renewable Energy Regulator (ORER) formerly administered the scheme and was amalgamated into the Clean Energy Regulator on 2 April 2012.


The scheme encourages the purchase of solar water heaters, heat pumps, solar panels and small-scale wind or hydro systems by offering a financial incentive to owners through the creation, assignment and/or sale of small-scale technology certificates (STCs).  It is implemented through the Renewable Energy Electricity Act 2000 (the ACT) and the accompanying Renewable Energy (Electricity) Regulations 2001 (the Regulations).


The Renewable Energy Electricity Act 2000, as a facet of the scheme,  requires a random selection of solar installations that have received STCs to be inspected to ensure they comply with Australian Standards and Industry Regulations.

The Clean Energy Regulator has the power to enforce compliance requirements as listed under the Act and Regulations.



Why are the inspections being conducted?


The CER is required under the Renewable Energy Electricity Act 2000 to conduct inspections of solar panel installations that have had STCs listed against them in the REC Registry.  Solar panel installations that are roughly one year old are randomly selected from the REC Registry for inspection. The inspectors will complete a comprehensive check of the selected solar panel installations to ensure that it conforms with:


  • applicable Australian Standards and industry guidelines that were in force at the time the unit was installed

  • State / Territory and local government requirements

  • requirements for the creation of the STCs



What do you do if you have received a letter from SpringCity?


If you have received an inspection notice letter from SpringCity about a solar inspection, you can contact us on

08 9460 3793, via email or using the form below to discuss or obtain for more information.


Alternatively, SpringCity will attempt to contact you in the days or weeks following the receipt of the letter to obtain consent for the inspection to proceed.

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