Australian standards

  • The usage of approved products is a must as far as Australian standards are concerned.
  • The solar installers must accredit themselves and use products that meet Australian Standards.
  • The compiled list of approved products by the Clean Energy Council includes solar PV modules (panels) and grid-connect inverters that meet these standards.
  • In order to qualify for government incentives for the solar PV system, installers are required to use equipment approved and listed by the Clean Energy Council.
  • Every installation carried out by an accredited installer is required to meet the following Australian Standards:
    • AS477 Grid-connections of energy systems via inverters
    • AS/NZS 3000 Electrical wiring rules
    • AS 1768 Lightning protection
    • AS/NZS 1170.2 Wind loads
    • AS/NZS 5033 Installation of photovoltaic (PV) arrays

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