New Accreditation Administrator Announced – Everything we know about Solar Accreditation Australia

The Clean Energy Regulator has just announced Solar Accreditation Australia (SAA) as the new installer and designer accreditation administrator! This means that the CEC is no longer the accreditation scheme operator, and the SAA accreditation scheme is now in effect. SAA is an independent, not-for-profit organisation founded by the Smart Energy Council and Masters Electricians […]

Battery DC cables to Inverters may need to be oversized by 25%

Part of the design of extra low voltage battery systems involves sizing battery cables and fuses. There is one aspect that is often overlooked which can easily result in under dimensioning these vital components. This article is aimed at 48V, 24V and 12V systems which are either grid connected or standalone. It provides the background […]

GSES Partners with Hi Neighbour to Provide PV Training Scholarships

This year, GSES has had the pleasure of working with the not-for-profit organisation, Hi Neighbour, to provide subsidised solar accreditation courses to workers in high carbon industries. Hi Neighbour was started by actress Yael Stone, who wanted to create positive climate action in response to the devastation of the Australian bushfires in 2019-2020.  What does […]

Accreditation Unit Changes 2023

In December 2022, the Australian Industry Skills Committee (AISC) and Clean Energy Council (CEC) announced major updates to the training units for small-scale renewables. The training units have been significantly restructured to reflect the updated skills and knowledge required to work on PV, battery and stand alone energy systems, as well as covering updated standards, […]

Your Guide to CPD Points and Maintaining your SAA Accreditation

If you are an accredited solar designer or installer, or aspiring to be one, you may have heard of CPD points. This article will run you through what CPD points are, and how you can earn them to ensure you maintain your solar accreditation. What are CPD points? The Continuous Professional Development (CPD) programme has […]

Free solar course! Solar Awareness for Tradespeople

New South Wales Tradie Safety Week is August 23rd-27th 2021! To celebrate, we are announcing our free solar course for tradies! Solar Awareness for Tradespeople focuses on working safely near solar PV systems. With so many homes and business across Australia with solar, every tradesperson will encounter a system. Even if the worker is not […]

Solar Jobs In Australia: How to work in the solar industry in 2021

Solar Is big, but are the jobs growing? In the past, solar jobs in Australia have risen and fallen on the “solarcoaster”. However, the solar industry is on steady legs now that solar is the cheapest form of electricity. Though the Covid 19- Pandemic has hampered many things, it’s had a strange effect on solar. […]

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