The Clean Energy Regulator is an Australian independent statutory authority responsible for administering legislation to reduce carbon emissions and increase the use of clean energy. It has kept a close cooperation with relevant industries for a long time and implemented the Solar Panel Validation (SPV) initiative. SPV aims to protect the integrity of the renewable energy plan, and provide enterprises and consumers with a convenient way to check and confirm the specific information of solar panels. The successful passing of its professional test and verification means that the relevant product of a manufacturer conforms to the quality and performance standards of Australia.
SPV consists of two parts:
an app for installers to use on a mobile device and a database of serial numbers for approved solar photovoltaic (PV) modules, received directly from manufacturers. Installers use the app to scan solar panel serial numbers, which are then checked against a database to ensure they correspond to verified serial numbers for panels approved by the Clean Energy Council.
SPV provides customers with an electronic record of confirmation their installed solar panels are verified as part of SPV. The record includes information such as the make and model of the solar panels, their serial numbers, the time and date of installation and the location. Customers are now asking solar businesses if they are participating in SPV and for a record of verification for their solar panels.
Over the years, with remarkable technical superiority and manufacturing level as well as reliable product quality, Suntech has won a high brand reputation in the Australian market; undoubtedly, the gaining of this solar module certificate wins Suntech a fast pass. In addition, Suntech has successfully passed the verification of the Australian Clean Energy Council (CEC) and is included in the solar PV module list database of CEC. As an institution of supreme authority in clean energy in Australia, CEC imposes quite strict standards in the admittance verification of products, and requires the manufacturer to provide test data from a qualified third-party independent laboratory to ensure the product’s consistency with performance and safety requirements; all PV modules to be admitted into the Australian market must have the strict qualification examination of CEC.
Suntech pays much attention to the Australian market. The successful passing of this Solar Panel Validation not only verifies the quality and reliability of Suntech’s products in the Australian market, but also provides a guarantee for the rights and interests of Suntech’s local customers; and at the same time, it is helpful for the Australian government and solar energy industry to maintain market stability. In the future, Suntech will keep on developing Australian market to wholeheartedly provide photovoltaic products and services with high quality, high reliability and high cost performance for customers.