The Queensland Electrical Safety Office (ESO) have reversed a recommendation that all home battery units should be installed in a separate external enclosure.

Clean Energy Council General Manager of Industry Integrity, Sandy Atkins, said the decision meant the ESO had listened to the industry and taken a sensible approach to regulating the technology.

“Customer safety is a big priority for the energy storage industry, and the Clean Energy Council believes battery units should meet strong international standards and be installed by an accredited installer to clear guidelines,” Mr Atkins said.  

“If batteries meet these strong standards, there is clearly no need for them to be installed in a separate external enclosure.”

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