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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.

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