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Re: Claiming STC when panels replaced under warranty

Postby davidg » Mon Oct 07, 2013 4:09 pm

Tracker wrote:
......you can create them your self, it's really not that hard to do.....

But.... don't they demand accreditation numbers..?

Yes there must designer/installer CEC accreditation numbers on the form/s, signed off by them to complete the "process" for creating them, but there also must be a signature from the system owner as well, that either clearly shows that have been signed over to the designer/installer/business or the owner is doing STC assignment themselves.
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Carbon Tax..?

Postby Tracker » Mon Oct 07, 2013 5:19 pm

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Given the obvious uncertainty and ethically incorrectness of creating WARRANTY credits, I think I would prefer to let the INSTALLER take them, and know that I had the money.. ;)
- after all.. It is one thing to claim the credits, and another to be paid for them.
ie.. Many an installer has found his credit reduced, because THEY found something deficient with a claim..
... I think they just reject the claim and leave it to YOU to scream.. aloud - "Where are my credits"

ALSO - I would prefer to not get involved in a long term claim, as we really have no idea what will happen to the value of each credit, given the Coalition's plan to scrap the CT..
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Re: Carbon Tax..?

Postby davidg » Mon Oct 07, 2013 7:20 pm

Tracker wrote:..
Given the obvious uncertainty and ethically incorrectness of creating WARRANTY credits,

When we/I do the claim / discount I have never had the amount reduced. It's not hard to get it right, however the STC's are actually being claimed on behalf of the system owner who has signed them over the "business" to claim on their behalf, because the amount has been provided to the system owner as payment typically in the form of a discount. I never save them up and do the paperwork pretty quick typically takes about a week or so to get paid back by DD into our account. It's never been longer than 21days although they do say it can be up to 30 days.

If it's really a warranty, then ethically there should be nothing to claim.
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Re: Carbon Tax..?

Postby Tracker » Tue Oct 08, 2013 11:44 am

davidg wrote:.....If it's really a warranty, then ethically there should be nothing to claim.

Precisely, but we hear that officially "THEY" don't mind warranty certificates being created.
Totally wrong in accordance with the concept of the original certificates being for the deemed life of the system..

Warranty Replacements... I could imagine MANY situations where an installer would not wish to carry the can, for replacing panels, even replaced FOC by the importer..
eg.. the installer was simply paid to install the system for a third-party "Spotter"..
I could see the installer claiming those certificates as payment of LABOR..
Technically, he is adding panels to the existing system..

Is there anything on the claim form that says... "are these panels increasing the existing capacity" and "are these panels replacing existing panels"

Just curious.. ;)
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Re: Carbon Tax..?

Postby davidg » Wed Oct 09, 2013 12:42 am

Tracker wrote:Is there anything on the claim form that says... "are these panels increasing the existing capacity" and "are these panels replacing existing panels" Just curious.. ;) .

You can read the forms from the company I use for STC's which is "http://www.greenenergytrading.com.au" it is not hard to find in the site it's a PDF form all the details are on it. ;)
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Re: Claiming STC when panels replaced under warranty

Postby KPrawn68 » Sat Oct 12, 2013 7:35 pm

I would be wary signing any paperwork re generating STCs as legislation is quite clear the onus falls on the owner of the system and any repayments are the owners responsibility.
STCs are created for 15years so if you create new STCs for a system that has been there say 5yrs you may find them knocking on your door down the track with their hand out the original 5 yrs
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Re: Claiming STC when panels replaced under warranty

Postby davidg » Sat Oct 12, 2013 7:41 pm

KPrawn68 wrote:I would be wary signing any paperwork


Funny thats what I said more or less back in this earlier post :lol: great minds and all that :lol:
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