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The NETCC program will replace the ASR program

Here's what you need to know

From February 2023, the NETCC program will replace the ASR program

The New Energy Tech Consumer Code (NETCC) program expands the scope of the Approved Solar Retailer (ASR) program to cover new energy tech products and services including solar PV, energy storage, EV charging, VPPs and more.

We will support all ASRs in transitioning their business to meet the new NETCC standards and become New Energy Tech Approved Sellers in preparation for February 2023. No additional application will be required to be submitted.

Find out how to get your business ready below.

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Familiarise yourself with the New Energy Tech Consumer Code

There are important differences between the NETCC and the Solar Retailer Code of Conduct

Download the NETCC

How the NETCC and ASR programs differ

Approved Solar Retailer program (retiring)

New Energy Tech Consumer Code program (coming soon)

Overview Sets voluntary standards for for the sale and installation of small-scale solar PV systems to consumers Sets voluntary consumer protection standards for businesses who sell new energy tech including solar PV, battery storage, EV chargers and more

Find out more about new energy tech

Signatories known as Approved Solar Retailers New Energy Tech Approved Sellers
Governance • Governed and administered by The Clean Energy Council
• Compliance monitored by a Code Review Panel composed of industry and consumer representatives
• Governed by a Council of peak industry and consumer bodies

• Administered by the Clean Energy Council
• Compliance reviewed by an independent Code Monitoring and Compliance Panel and the Finance Delegate.
• The NETCC program is independently reviewed every 3 years
Find out more about who runs the NETCC

More guidance on standards including Technical Guidance documents will be shared over the coming months.

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Update your business practices and documents

Once you have familiarised yourself with the NETCC, make sure your business practices and documents including quotes and contracts meet the new standards. Begin to inform your staff if any changes are needed.

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Get ready for February 2023

All Approved Solar Retailers will automatically become NET Approved Sellers in February 2023. From then, your business can use the new Approved Seller badge and should comply with the new NETCC standards. The Clean Energy Council will be providing all ASRs with further updates and supporting resources in the coming months.

Be careful not to order too much collateral with the Approved Solar Retailer logo in the meantime as it will be outdated from February 2023.

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