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 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 / NZS 3000:2018 Electrical Installations
  • AS / NZS 1768:2007 Lightning Protection
  • AS / NZS 4777.1:2016 Grid Connection of Energy Systems via Inverters - Installation Requirements
  • AS 4086.2 Secondary Batteries for Use with Stand-alone Power Systems, Part 2: Installation and Maintenance.

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

Clean Energy Council

Contact details

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Clean Energy Council

Operating address: Clean Energy Council Accreditation
Level 15
222 Exhibition Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000
Phone: 03 9929 4100

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