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Solar installer convicted on false certificates scheme

A Brisbane-based man pled guilty to a scheme where solar installations were certified while the signed supervisor was, at the time, overseas.

Dodgy solar installer convicted after CER investigation

Former solar installer Gavin Brady has been convicted by a Victorian magistrate after an investigation by the Clean Energy Regulator found he falsely claimed to have installed 11 solar systems. When converted to Small-scale Technology Certificates, those false claims were worth $50,000 (USD 35,500).


Tasmanian installer convicted and two agents suspended following Regulator’s investigations

A Tasmanian solar installer has been prosecuted for providing a false signature on a certificate form after being investigated by the Clean Energy Regulator. The Regulator has this month also suspended the registration of two solar agents, one permanently.

Regulator seeks to disqualify installer from SRES, prosecutes Queensland company

The Clean Energy Regulator has, for the first time, sought to disqualify a solar installer from the small-scale renewable energy scheme (SRES), effectively Australia’s solar rebate program. It has also commenced civil proceedings against a solar and electrical installation company and its two directors.

Solar installer fined $32,000 after ignoring fall risk

A Victorian solar installer that ignored a seven-metre fall risk on a job site in Geelong has been convicted and ordered to pay almost $40,000 after pleading guilty to three charges under the Occupational Health and Safety Act.


Energy Australia fined $1.5 million after worker’s death

Energy Australia has been convicted and fined a total of $1.5 million (USD 1.04 million) following the tragic death of a worker at the Yallourn power station in Victoria’s Latrobe Valley.

Rules changed to allow multiple installers to complete jobs

Rooftop solar installations may now be conducted by multiple installers, the Clean Energy Regulator (CER) announced today. The rule change will afford companies more flexibility as CER continues tightening its surveillance of the rooftop industry.


CER investigation leads to electrical company conviction

A Canberra electrical retail company has been convicted and fined $9,000 for providing false or misleading documents in the Small-scale Renewable Energy Scheme (SRES) following a Clean Energy Regulator investigation.

What tomorrow’s SRES changes mean for Australia’s solar industry

On Friday, major changes to the regulatory framework surrounding the small-scale renewable energy scheme (SRES), effectively the country’s solar rebate program, will come into force. Pv magazine Australia spoke to Smart Energy Council CEO John Grimes about the changes and how they will impact Australia’s solar players.

Solar installer fined $500,000 after string of safety breaches

A Victorian solar installer has been fined $500,000 for a string of workplace safety breaches, including a 2019 incident where a worker suffered serious injuries after falling through a skylight.

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