Code of Practice risks solar project pipeline

Australia’s big solar industry looks set to face yet another major development hurdle, with a new regulation in the works requiring the panel mounting, locating, fixing and removal on Queensland solar farms to be undertaken by licensed electricians only.

Renew Economy is reporting the new regulation, which is described on page 38 of the Queensland government’s new draft Code of Practice for the construction and operation of solar farms, also applies to all solar installations of 100kW and more and, essentially, prevents labourers from carrying out any work on basic PV panel installation.

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