Solar PV R&DProject SA Power Networks Flexible Exports for Solar PV Trial
This fourth lessons learnt report covers the activities undertaken during the operational phase of the trial.
The Flexible Exports for Solar PV project is a demonstration project seeking to help integrate more rooftop solar into Australia’s electricity network. Most current rooftop solar systems across Australia lack the ability to intelligently control the amount of electricity exports to the network. At certain times in the year, too much electricity is generated in the middle of the day and exported back to the network. As a result, the local distribution networks in areas with high rooftop solar uptake can become congested. To avoid exceeding the technical limits of the network and manage this issue today, some energy networks impose zero or near-zero energy export limits on new solar systems in congested areas.