The Australian Financial Review reported tough solar battery rules from Standards Australia could kill the industry. Standards Australia is pushing for solar battery storage to be housed in concrete bunkers at least 1 meter away from homes due to possible fire risks.
The renewable industry sector has responded:
- Standards Australia based its concerns on the safety of lithium ion batteries in smartphones and hoverboards, not solar batteries.
- Requiring a fire bunker will be a deterrent for consumers thinking of installing solar batteries.
- It’s an over regulation for a battery that is globally accepted and recognised for its safety.