Standards Australia have delayed the release of their draft guidelines for the installation of battery storage units in domestic properties because of huge protests from the industry. The concern is that the draft installation guidelines are overkill and would ban the installation of lithium-ion battery storage inside homes and garages.

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Battery storage is revolutionising the energy industry around the world and Australia is playing an important role as a test market for the mass deployment of energy storage systems. The proposed guidelines could mean that battery systems would need to be installed in separate cabinets or kiosks and add immense additional cost to install storage systems into homes and businesses.

Standards Australia is now working on a new draft in consultation with industry stakeholders to ensure safety of installation but to not be so restrictive to harming the development of battery storage industry in Australia and New Zealand. AS/NZS 5139.

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