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Solar installations

Guidance to ensure compliant solar and small scale generation installations.

These resources include

  • installation advice and requirements (for electricians and others involved in installations)
  • news about requirements
  • links to relevant industry bodies.

Guidance documents

  • Ensuring a compliant PV installation – industry guidance:
ESV_Guidance_Compliant_PV_Installations_Jun2021
PDF 645.85 KB
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  • Identifying mismatched d.c. connectors in PV installations:
ESV_Guide_IdentifyingMismatchedDcConnectors_Nov2022
PDF 772.65 KB
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  • Safely installing photovoltaic (PV) systems:
PV Installers Safety - Guideline
PDF 137.37 KB
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  • Solar installations (PV) alterations requirements:
Solar_Instal_PV_alter_Requirements_Aug2015
PDF 554.18 KB
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  • Grid connected inverter requirements from 18 December 2021:
ESV_Guidance_AS60947.3_20211216
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The Installation and inspection of grid-connected PV systems April 2015 (no battery storage) document has been superseded by Australian Standard AS/NZS 5033:2021 Installation and safety requirements for photovoltaic (PV) array and AS/NZS 4777.1:2016 Grid connection of energy systems via inverters Installation requirement.

Guidance pages

Guidance news items

  • 17 December 2021: Grid connected inverters - certification to AS NZS 4777.2 2020
17 December 2021 Grid connected inverters - certification to AS NZS 4777_2 2020
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  • 24 November 2021: Revised industry standard – ASNZS 5033 2021
24 November 2021 - Revised industry standard – ASNZS 5033 2021
PDF 173.74 KB
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  • 25 October 2021: Poor documentation causing solar safety risk
25 October 2021 - Poor documentation causing solar safety risk
PDF 138.69 KB
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  • 15 September 2021: LEI solar inspection pilot program
15 September 2021 - LEI solar inspection pilot program
PDF 133.59 KB
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  • 26 November 2020: Solar inspectors – Understanding the PV audit checklist
26 November 2020 - Solar inspectors – Understanding the PV audit checklist
PDF 167.59 KB
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  • 21 October 2020: Solar inspectors – d.c. connector guidance
21 October 2020 - Solar inspectors – d.c. connector guidance
PDF 127.84 KB
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  • ERAC (Electrical Regulatory Authorities Council) provides various resources and publications about electrical products, installations and solar / small scale generation.
  • Solar Victoria is responsible for the delivery of the Victorian Government’s Solar Homes Program and provides information for industry and the general public about this and other solar programs.
  • WorkSafe Victoria provide guidance and assistance to ensure all employers and employees have a safe work place in the electrical and solar industry.

Date: 19/06/2024 23:51

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