[clug] OT: Solar power recommendations and advice - Certification

Alastair D'Silva alastair at newmillennium.net.au
Wed Apr 21 16:41:52 MDT 2010

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Neil Pickford [mailto:neilp at goldweb.com.au]
> Sent: Thursday, 22 April 2010 12:03 AM
> To: Alastair D'Silva
> Cc: 'Felix Karpfen'; linux at lists.samba.org
> Subject: Re: [clug] OT: Solar power recommendations and advice -
> Certification
> Similar to Mikal I have been researching PV Solar/Grid for my own
> application at home.
> Be VERY CAREFUL importing panels and grid inverters.
> If they do not have Australian Certification and an Approval
> Certificate
> number then you cannot connect them to the grid...
> "The Australian Standard AS/NZS5033, Photovoltaic Installations,
> Section
> 4 states that modules SHALL be compliant with IEC61730 AND either
> IEC61215 or IEC61646." [1] Inverters have to meet AS4777 and
> AS/NZS3100.

Thanks Neil,

I was aware of the restrictions on inverters, but not on the panels

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