Only Licensed Electricians Will Be Allowed To Install Solar Panels In Queensland

The home is usually the biggest investment for most people and it is only right to ensure its safety by hiring electrician in Capalaba to provide high quality electrical services. Aside from full range electrical installations, a licensed electrician also provides maintenance and repair services to customers. Those who have undertaken specialized training can install solar systems in homes and buildings.

In Queensland, there is a dispute between the state government and renewable energy industry regarding new safety regulations in the installation of solar panels. The Queensland government has recently announced that only licensed electricians will be allowed to install commercial solar panels beginning May 13 this year.

Based on the estimates of the Clean Energy Council, the safety regulation could cost the industry between $170 million and $390 million over the next decade. This will put at risk the ambitions of Queensland’s renewable energy generation target by 50% by 2030. It will also make Queensland as a non-feasible place for investors.

According to Anna Freeman, the council’s director for energy generation, Queensland is the only jurisdiction in the world that has the requirements. Mounting of solar panels is usually manual work and does not require the expertise of electricians. However, Grace Grace, the state’s industrial relations minister said that unlicensed workers face the risks of electrocution. Concerns were also raised by the Electrical Trade Union regarding safety practices in the solar construction sites.

Developers of solar systems in Australia are not sure whether they can find enough licensed electricians to undertake projects in construction sites. For example, Impact Investment Group that is building the Brigalow Solar Farm said that they have plans of hiring 60 workers to be trained in the installation of solar panels. The company is worried that it might not find enough electricians to undertake the project and whether they are willing to do manual work.

For residential projects, the electrician in Capalaba usually provides kitchen installations, hot water systems, home appliance installations and lighting. Extra care is invested in every project to make sure that the job gets done right the first time. The homeowner saves a lot of money and gains long term peace of mind.

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