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Solar (Photovoltaic) Systems Standards - Australian Government


You will need 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 5033:2021 Installation and safety requirements for photovoltaic (PV) arrays
  • AS / NZS 5139:2019 Electrical Installations - Safety of Battery Systems for use with Power Conversion Equipment
  • AS / NZS 4509.1:2009 Stand-alone Power Systems - Safety and Installation
  • AS / NZS 3000:2018 Electrical Installations
  • AS / NZS 4777.1:2016 Grid Connection of Energy Systems via Inverters Installation Requirements
  • AS / NZS 5139:2019 Electrical installations - Safety of Battery Systems for use with Power Conversion Equipment
  • AS / NZS 1170.2:2021 Structural Design Actions - Wind Actions
  • AS 1768:2021 Lightning Protection.

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 Australian Government

Regulation(s) name

Renewable Energy (Electricity) Regulations 2001 Australian Government

Administering agency

Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water

Supporting information