Australian Standards

Author: Lachlan O'Shea  

 

Off Grid Power System Standards 

 

So, you are building your own power station, you will need to comply with the relevant standards some of which are listed below.

Standalone power systems can be complex and have many standards so it is highly recommended that you have your system installed by a person with experience and holding the appropriate license, this is currently issued by the clean energy council and your installer will have the SPS endorsement.

The contractor that installs your system should be able to produce copies of the relevant standards relating to your installation 

 

AS1170

Structural design actions General principles

AS1170.1

Structural design actions Permanent, imposed and other actions

AS1170.2

Structural design actions Wind actions

AS1680

Interior and workplace lighting

AS1768

Lightning protection

AS1940

storage and handling of flammable and combustible liquids

AS2676.1

SPS Batteries - Vented - Install, maintenance and testing in buildings

AS2676.2

SPS Batteries - Sealed - install, maintenance and testing in buildings

AS3000

Wiring rules

AS3010

Generating sets - electrical installation

AS3011.1

SPS Batteries - Vented - electrical installation in buildings

AS3011.2

SPS Batteries - Sealed Cells - electrical installation in buildings

AS4029.1

Secondary batteries -lead acid - vented

AS4029.2

Stationary batteries - Lead-acid Valve-regulated type

AS4086.1

SPS Batteries - General Requirements

AS4086.2

SPS Batteries - install and maintenance

AS4509.1

SPS - Safety and installation

AS4509.2

SPS - System design

AS 4959

Measurement, prediction and assessment of noise from wind turbine generators

AS IEC 61400.2

Wind turbines Design requirements for small wind turbines

AS5603

Standalone inverters

AS4763

Portable inverters

AS4777.1

Grid inverters - Install

AS4777.2

Grid inverters - Requirements

AS5033

PV Arrays

AS5139

Safety of battery systems for use with power conversion equipment -  currently in draft