Solar (Photovoltaic) Systems Standards - Australian Government


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 and safety requirements for 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.

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 is a set of rules which details how people in a certain industry should behave. A code of practice can be defined as a result of legislation or by industry regulators and bodies.

Act(s) name

Renewable Energy (Electricity) Act 2000 AG

Regulation(s) name

Renewable Energy (Electricity) Regulations 2001 AG

Administering agency

Clean Energy Regulator

Reporting and Carbon Market Division

Registrations and Reporting

Contact details

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Registrations and Reporting

Reporting and Carbon Market Division

Clean Energy Regulator

Operating address: 5 Farrell Place
Australian Capital Territory 2601
Phone: 02 6159 3100
Phone: 1300 553 542