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Flexible Exports now offered in additional areas with more compatible equipment

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From 14 February 2022, new or upgrading solar customers in certain areas of Adelaide will be offered a choice of either a Flexible Exports connection option or a 1.5kW fixed export limit with no change for existing solar customers.

It has been a few months since SA Power Networks introduced a trial of our innovative “Flexible Exports” connection for new and upgrading small embedded generation customers. This is being offered as an alternative to a 1.5kW fixed limit for customers connecting in congested parts of our network. Flexible Exports allows compatible smart inverters to access a variable export limit between 1.5kW and 10kW per phase that automatically adjusts to the export capacity of the local network throughout the day. 

Flexible Exports has been a popular choice for customers in these areas. We are continuing to prioritise the introduction of these new connection options in the most congested parts of our network and working with technology partners to support additional inverter equipment. 

We are also continuing to work towards making Flexible Exports a standard service offering for new or upgrading solar customers from July 2022, coinciding with the proposed commencement of the SA Government’s new regulations that require all new exporting generation systems to be capable of remotely updating their export limits.

Flexible Exports available in more areas

From 14 February 2022, new or upgrading solar customers in some parts of the suburbs listed below will be offered a choice of either a Flexible Exports connection option, or a 1.5kW fixed export limit. There is no change for existing solar customers. 

Flexible Exports is now available in some parts of the following suburbs:*

Belair Glengowrie North Brighton Seacombe Gardens
Bellevue Heights Hallett Cove North Haven Sheidow Park
Blackwood Happy Valley Oaklands Park Somerton Park
Brighton Hawthorndene O'Halloran Hill Taperoo
Coromandel East Hove Old Reynella Trott Park
Coromandel Valley Largs North Osborne Warradale
Craigburn Farm Marion Park Holme  
Eden Hills Mitchel Park Reynella  
Glenalta Morphettville Reynella East  

*Because congested areas are classified by their network connectivity, only certain properties within these suburbs will be eligible to take advantage of these changes.


Solar retailers and installers will be able to identify the residences to which these connections options apply using our SmartApply system, which can be found at Small Embedded Generation page on our website. 

More Flexible Exports compatible equipment now available

From our initial feedback, we have heard that a potential barrier to choosing Flexible Exports has been the limited range of compatible inverter equipment. Technology providers are continuing to develop more Flexible Exports-compatible solutions, allowing you to offer a greater choice of inverters to customers interested in the option.

Inverters available now

Brand Model Phase(s) Flexible Connection
SMA Sunny Boy AV-41 series 1 SwitchDin Droplet
Fronius (New) Symo (SnapINverter) series 3 SwitchDin Droplet
Fronius (New) Primo (SnapINverter) series 1 SwitchDin Droplet
GroWattt MIN TL-X series 1 SwitchDin Droplet


Inverters available soon

Brand Model Phase(s) Flexible Connection
SMA Sunny Tripower AV-40 3 SwitchDin Droplet
ABB/ Fimer UNO DM PLUS Q 1 SwitchDin Droplet
Fronius Gen24+ Primo and Symo 1-3 Native*

*Flexible connection integrated within inverter. No external device required.


Find the most up-to-date information on all the available and upcoming compatible equipment and associated installation and commissioning guides


Where can I find more information on Flexible Exports?

More information, FAQs, videos and infographics on Flexible Exports are available on our website:

For assistance with the new Embedded Generation Portal, read our ‘How-to guides’ on SmartApply and SmartInstall.

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