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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 Standards Australia.

The relevant standards are:

  • AS 4509 Stand-alone power systems
    • Part 1: Safety and installation
    • Part 2: Design guidelines
  • AS 4086 Secondary batteries for SPS
    • Part 2: Installation and maintenance
  • AS/NZS 5033 Installation of photovoltaic (PV) arrays

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

Under development

  • AS 5139 Electrical installations – Safety of battery systems for use with power conversion equipment.
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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.


Product standards

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


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.