Members are advised that the DRAFT AS/NZS 5033:2021 Installation and safety requirements for photovoltaic (PV) arrays, is currently open for public comment until 6 May 2021.
The 102 page draft standard will supersede AS/NZS 5033:2014 (inc. Amd 1 & 2) and is available to download from the Standards Australia portal for review.
There are a number of changes in requirements in this revision, which include but are not limited to:
(a) change in the scope of this document with respect to maximum PV array power limit
(b) additions of provisions relating to d.c. conditioning units regarding voltage and current calculations
(c) changes to requirements for overcurrent protection and earthing
(d) changes to methods of PV isolation including for d.c conditioning units
(e) changes to requirements for wiring systems and connector requirements
(f) new signs, verification and commissioning requirements.
Should you wish to submit your feedback to Standards Australia, please do so prior to the close date of 6 May 2021, via the Standards Australia portal.
The portal requires a login to access. If you do not already have a Standards Australia login, click on ‘register’- the process is straightforward. Once logged in, the draft can be viewed online and your comments submitted per section.