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Electrical safety (solar farms) amendment regulation 2019

New laws commencing 13 May 2019 will require mounting, locating, fixing and removal of solar panels at solar farms to only be undertaken by licensed electricians. This change is necessary to ensure the safety of workers and other people during the construction and operation of solar farm. The amendment regulation will also to reduce the risk of electric shock, burns or fire, if there is a fault with the solar panels because of incorrect installation, earthing, or removal. The new laws commence on the same day as the Construction and operation of solar farms Code of Practice 2019.

The new Electrical safety (solar farms) amendment regulation 2019, applies to all solar farms (new and existing) with a total rated capacity of at least 100kW, operated by a person conducting a business or undertaking.  This amendment will ensure consistency for new and existing solar farms, irrespective of the design or system used, and safety measures used.

A copy of the amendment regulation and associated explanatory notes can be found on the Queensland legislation website.

Last updated
09 April 2019

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