What are Australian Standards?


There are various guidelines regarding the design and installation of Solar Power Systems that must be abided by the installer and known to the owner. The Australian Standards are one such backbone of guidelines that are followed strictly for the installation of Solar Power. The current and pertinent standards for the design and installation of solar and battery storage systems must be followed by installers who have earned accreditation from the Clean Energy Council.

If a system doesn’t meet the most recent standards, all licensed installers are required to inform the owner of the system. Weathering, damage, or a raising of the standards itself could all be contributing factors.

Here are the most recent and updated standards:

  • AS 4509 Stand-alone power systems
    • Part 1 of AS 4509: Safety and installation
    • Part 2 of AS 4509: Design guidelines
  • AS/NZS 5003:2021: It is the updated guidelines for the installation of the photovoltaic arrays.
  • AS/NZS 5139:2019: Electrical installations – Safety of battery systems for use with power conversion machinery.

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What are Some Australian Standards?

Here is a list of conventions of the Australian Standards:

AS/NZS 3000: Wiring Rules

AS/NZS 5033: The installation and the safety requirements for Solar panels, specifically, photovoltaic arrays.

AS/NZS 4509.2: Designs of Stand-alone Power Systems.

AS/NZS 1170.2: The wind actions of the Structural design actions

AS/NZS 4777.1: Installation requirements regarding the grid connection of energy systems via inverters.

AS/NZS 1768: Lightning Protection

AS/NZS 3008: Selection of Cables regarding Electrical installations

AS/NZS 5139: Ensuring the Safety of the battery systems for their usage along with power conversion equipment regarding Electrical installations.

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