There are systems in place in the Australian marketplace that require certification of Solar and Heat Pump Water Heaters as a prerequisite for the allocation of Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) and  incorporation in Federal legislation. The Office of the Renewable Energy Regulator (ORER) administers the Renewable Energy (Electricity) Act 2000 (the Act), Renewable Energy (Electricity) Charge 2000 and the Renewable Energy (Electricity) Regulations 2001 (the regulations) http://www.orer.gov.au

Australian Certification Services offers certification to those suppliers of Solar Water Heaters and Heat Pump Water Heaters to AS/NZS 2712 under the Product Compliance Scheme (PCS)