CER launches compliance action against accredited installer

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The Clean Energy Regulator (CER) has launched compliance action in response to the alleged misuse of accredited installer details in the Small-scale Renewable Energy Scheme (SRES).

“We have recently taken compliance action against Clean Energy Council (CEC) accredited installer, Mr Sandeep Chikhale,” the CER said in a statement.

“In this instance, Mr Chikhale submitted false information to a registered agent where he stated he was either the CEC accredited installer or supervised the installation of various solar photovoltaic (PV) systems, which was untrue.

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“The registered agents relied on this false information to create small-scale technology certificates (STCs).”

The CER says it has accepted an enforceable undertaking offered by Mr Chikhale of SSC Electrical Services Pty Ltd to address the non-compliance. The enforceable undertaking commits Mr Chikhale and SSC Electrical Services Pty Ltd to the inspection and, if necessary, rectification of a number of solar PV system installations.

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