This project, funded by ARENA as part of their Advancing Renewables Program, is developing a new approach to integrating rooftop solar with the grid, using smart inverters. New and upgrading solar customers connecting to overloaded parts of the network will be offered Flexible Exports rather than lower, fixed exports. This means that more customers may benefit from investing in rooftop solar, with higher exports, less solar energy wasted, greater reliability of solar systems and a more stable electricity supply.
Working with others in the solar industry, including leading inverter manufacturers and technology providers, our trial runs in overloaded parts of our network from 2021-2022. We then hope to make Flexible Exports available as a standard service offering for customers. Read more