CEC Flags Changes To Approved Solar Retailer Program

Michael bloch | February 18, 2019

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Changes to the Clean Energy Council’s Approved Solar Retailer Program will see suspended or canceled participants publicly named. The CEC’s Approved Solar Retailer program seeks to provide added assurance to solar buyers in Australia. Companies wanting to participate in the program are required to jump through a bunch of hoops, sign a Code of Conduct and pony up some extra cash to attain the status. You can learn more about the differences between CEC accredited installers, approved retailers and members here.

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