About the Flexible Exports trial
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.
Lessons learnt from the Flexible Exports trial
During the trial, we are learning about the operational and customer experiences with Flexible Exports. We have recorded forums and developed public reports with what we have learnt. More information can be accessed below:
- Trial announcement
- Flexible Exports insight forum video (watch on YouTube)
- Flexible Exports lessons learnt report 1 (PDF 831KB)
- Flexible Exports lessons learnt report 2 (PDF 905KB)
- Flexible Exports lessons learnt report 3 (PDF 1436MB)
If you have any more questions on research undertaken during the trial, or about what we have learnt contact us.
Flexible Exports trial partners