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Aus nz standards 1

It is essential that Clean Energy Council accredited installers adhere to the current and relevant standards for the design and installation of solar and battery storage systems.

Standards can be purchased from a few websites, view the list.

The relevant standards are:

  • AS 4509 Stand-alone power systems
    • Part 1: Safety and installation
    • Part 2: Design guidelines
  • AS/NZS 5033 Installation of photovoltaic (PV) arrays
  • AS 4086 Secondary batteries for SPS. In some states, this standard is superseded by the publication of AS/NZS 5139:2019. Check with your state regulator to find out which standard is mandatory in your state.
    • Part 2: Installation and maintenance
  • AS/NZS 5139:2019 Electrical installations – Safety of battery systems for use with power conversion equipment. Check with your state electricity regulator to see if it is mandatory in your state.

Other relevant standards include:

  • AS/NZS 3000 Electrical Wiring Rules
  • AS 4777 Grid Connections of Energy Systems via Inverters
  • AS 1768 Lightning Protection
  • AS/NZS 1170.2 Wind Loads
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Maintenance of systems

It is the responsibility of all accredited installers to advise the owner of a system if it does not comply with the current standards. This could be as a result of weathering, damage or an upgrading of the standards themselves.

We have developed a series of practical guidelines to assist CEC-accredited installers and designers interpret some of these standards.

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Product standards

For more information about PV product related Australian Standards, visit the products section.

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Competition and Consumer Act

It is a good idea to read the Competition and Consumer Act 2010. This act applies to most aspects of solar businesses including advertising and consumer transactions.