Standards Australia have responded to feedback on its draft standard for inverter-connected batteries.
When Standards Australia published its draft standard for inverter-connected batteries, many commentators said it was too tough and unworkable.
The standard would result in installation requirements that were likely appropriate for many types of lithium-based batteries that represent a significant fire risk, but unnecessary for those that do not. It also failed to account for design elements of all-in-one battery systems that mitigate against fire hazards.
In response feedback received, Standards Australia will:
- Continue working towards a final version of the standard
- Redraft the section on placement and location of batteries, with reference to relevant standards, and publish a second draft for further consultation
- Fast track adoption in Australia of relevant international standards