AS/NZS Standards for Solar (Photovoltaic) Systems - Australian Government

Service summary

You will be required to comply with the following standards if you intend to design or install a solar (photovoltaic) system. A solar (photovoltaic) system is a unit that converts energy from sunlight into electrical energy. A renewable energy certificate will only be given where a written statement is provided by the installer of the unit that the installation complies with the following standards. The standards include:

  • AS/NZS 5033 Installation of Photovoltaic (PV) Arrays
  • AS/NZS 1170.2 Structural Design Actions Part 2: Wind Actions
  • AS/NZS 4509.1 Stand-alone Power Systems Part 1: Safety and Installation
  • AS 4086.2 Secondary Batteries for Use with Stand-alone Power Systems, Part 2: Installation and Maintenance, and
  • AS/NZS 5033 Compliant PV Modules.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance that may be required.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice can be either a legal requirement or non-legal requirement. Legal codes of practice are defined as a result of legislation. Non-legal codes of practice are defined by industry regulators and bodies.

Administering agency

Clean Energy Regulator
Reporting and Carbon Market Division
Registrations and Reporting

Act(s) name

Renewable Energy (Electricity) Act 2000 (Australian Government)

Regulation(s) name

Renewable Energy (Electricity) Regulations 2001 (Australian Government)

Contact details

Clean Energy Regulator
Reporting and Carbon Market Division
Registrations and Reporting

Operating address:
5 Farrell Place
Australian Capital Territory 2601
Mailing address:
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601




02 61593100

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