| February 29, 2024

Joint release: Industry Welcomes Launch of Solar Accreditation Australia

Canberra – 29 February 2024 – The Smart Energy Council (SEC) and Master Electricians Australia (MEA) have welcomed the announcement that Solar Accreditation Australia (SAA) will provide solar installer accreditation in support of the Small-scale Renewable Energy Scheme from today.

“SAA will work collaboratively with industry, government bodies, and other relevant stakeholders to ensure the accreditation scheme promotes best practice, encourages continuous professional development and supports a growing workforce to deliver smart energy solutions for Australian households and businesses.”

Master Electricians Australia President Peter Matthews said, “we are pleased to support the creation of a new independent solar designer and installer accreditation service provider.”

“The industry wanted to see a collaborative whole-of-industry approach to accreditation delivered by a separate and independent body.  That is what Solar Accreditation Australia is delivering from today to support the federal government’s ongoing commitment to program integrity,” said John Grimes, Chief Executive of the Smart Energy Council.

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About Master Electricians Australia

Master Electricians Australia operates across Australia, encouraging members to meet the highest standards of quality, sustainability and service, and supporting them to build and grow contracting businesses. The association has been supporting and advocating on behalf of electrical contractors for over 80 years, making it one of the longest-standing industry associations of its kind. The Master Electricians brand has become a hallmark that inspires trust for electrical contractors and consumers nationally.

About Smart Energy Council

Representing more than 1500 businesses, the Smart Energy Council is the independent body for the Australian smart energy industry. The Smart Energy Council is here for ambitious action. We’re bold partners and a vital voice for the industry, bringing a proactive, hands-on approach that drives real progress.

We actively connect the smart energy industry across Australia, building momentum and unlocking the barriers that hold us back from embracing a smart energy future. We deliver tailored solutions for our members, delivering practical help to meet our members’ individual needs.

With the world’s best renewable energy resources, and innovative people and businesses, Australia has the opportunity to be a smart energy leader.

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