Are there any NZ Standards in the solar field?
Solar industry is well regulated in Australia with Australian Standards regulating the product as well as installation and maintenance. Below is a list of the major Australian Standards:
PV & Inverter Standards
AS/NZS 5033:2005, Installation of photovoltaic (PV) arrays.
AS 4777 Inverters
AS 1170.2 Wind loadings.
Grid Connected Solar Electric Systems
AS/NZS 3000:2007, Wiring Rules.
AS/NZS1768:2007, Lightning Protection
Standalone Solar Power Systems
AS/NZS 4509:2009, Standalone Power systems, Part 1: Safety & installation.
AS 4086.2:1997, Secondary batteries for use with standalone power systems, Part 2: Installation & maintenance, wind system. AS/NZS 3000:2007, Wiring Rules
Quality solar installation companies follow these standards.