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Smart Connect Solar

We’re working hard to enable more households and businesses to connect to the benefits of rooftop solar. The good news is, we've updated our DER Technical Requirements to remove hosting capacity restraints across most of our networks.

To facilitate this change, all new connections will need to be energy managed - with the introduction of Smart Connect Solar. Smart Connect Solar means more rooftop solar can be connected without impacting network stability.

Here's everything you need to know about how to install a Smart Connect Solar system.

 


How it works

As more renewables connect to the network, it becomes harder to maintain a stable power supply.  Smart Connect Solar means more rooftop solar can be connected without impacting network stability.

Most systems will need to be energy managed via a Secure Gateway Device connected to Horizon Power's DER Management system (DERMS).

 

When is Smart Connect Solar coming to your town?

Smart Connect Solar will roll out to regional towns in phases, beginning in early 2024.

 

Town Release date
Carnarvon February 2024

North West Interconnected System (Pilbara) and all towns with no existing solar capacity constraints:

Ardyaloon, Beagle Bay, Bidyadanga, Camballin/Looma, Coral Bay, Cue, Derby, Djarindjin/Lombadina, Halls Creek, Hopetoun, Kalumburu, Laverton, Leonora, Meekatharra, Norseman, Nullagine, Warmun, Wiluna, Wyndham, Yalgoo. 

Quarter 2 - 2024
Broome Quarter 2 - 2024
Exmouth, Sandstone, Denham, Gascoyne Junction, Mt Magnet Quarter 3 - 2024
Esperance and Menzies Quarter 3 - 2024
Onslow, Fitzroy Crossing, Yungngora, Marble Bar, Kununurra, Lake Argyle Quarter 4 - 2024
Release dates are subject to change and will be updated closer to the date.

 

Use our online calculator

Customers can use the calculator on our website or log in to MyAccount to see if Smart Connect Solar is available in their town, how much they could save with solar and if they can apply for our buyback offer.

Training requirements

To install Smart Connect Solar, you need to complete our new Clean Energy Council micro-accreditation and get up to speed on our technical requirements.

Compatible inverters

For Basic EG connections, only the following inverter makes and models are initially compatible with the SGD (supplied by us). This list will continue to grow as more inverters become compatible.

  • Fronius models
    Model Supported inverter sizes
    Symo (SnapInverter) SYMO 3.0-3-M
    SYMO 3.7-3-M
    SYMO 4.5-3-M
    SYMO 5.0-3-M
    SYMO 6.0-3-M
    SYMO 7.0-3-M
    SYMO 8.2-3-M
    SYMO 10.0-3-M
    SYMO 12.5-3-M
    SYMO 15.0-3-M
    SYMO 17.5-3-M
    SYMO 20.0-3-M
    Primo (SnapInverter)


    PRIMO 3.0-1
    PRIMO 3.5-1
    PRIMO 3.6-1
    PRIMO 4.0-1
    PRIMO 4.6-1
    PRIMO 5.0-1
    PRIMO 5.0-1AUS
    PRIMO 5.0-1 SC
    PRIMO 6.0-1
    PRIMO 8.2-1
    Eco (SnapInverter)

    FRONIUS ECO 25.0-3-S
    FRONIUS ECO 27.0-3-S
    Symo GEN24(+) SYMO GEN24 10.0 (AS4777-2 2020)
    SYMO GEN24 10.0 Plus (AS4777-2 2020)
    SYMO GEN24 3.0 (AS4777-2 2020)
      SYMO GEN24 3.0 Plus (AS4777-2 2020)
      SYMO GEN24 4.0 (AS4777-2 2020)
      SYMO GEN24 4.0 Plus (AS4777-2 2020)
      SYMO GEN24 5.0 (AS4777-2 2020)
      SYMO GEN24 5.0 Plus (AS4777-2 2020)
      SYMO GEN24 6.0 (AS4777-2 2020)
      SYMO GEN24 6.0 Plus (AS4777-2 2020)
      SYMO GEN24 8.0 (AS4777-2 2020)
      SYMO GEN24 8.0 Plus (AS4777-2 2020)
    Primo GEN24(+) PRIMO GEN24 10.0 (AS4777-2 2020)
    PRIMO GEN24 10.0 Plus (AS4777-2 2020)
    PRIMO GEN24 3.0 (AS4777-2 2020)
    PRIMO GEN24 3.0 Plus (AS4777-2 2020)
    PRIMO GEN24 3.6 (AS4777-2 2020)
    PRIMO GEN24 3.6 Plus (AS4777-2 2020)
      PRIMO GEN24 4.0 (AS4777-2 2020)
      PRIMO GEN24 4.0 Plus (AS4777-2 2020)
      PRIMO GEN24 4.6 (AS4777-2 2020)
      PRIMO GEN24 4.6 Plus (AS4777-2 2020)
      PRIMO GEN24 5.0 (AS4777-2 2020)
      PRIMO GEN24 5.0 Plus (AS4777-2 2020)
      PRIMO GEN24 6.0 (AS4777-2 2020)
      PRIMO GEN24 6.0 Plus (AS4777-2 2020)
      PRIMO GEN24 8.0 (AS4777-2 2020)
      PRIMO GEN24 8.0 Plus (AS4777-2 2020)
  • GoodWe models
    Model Supported inverter sizes
    D-NS GW5000D-NS
    GW3000D-NS
    GW4200D-NS
    MS Series GW5000-MS
    GW6000-MS
    GW8500-MS
    GW10K-MS
    ET Series GW5KL-ET
    GW6KL-ET
    GW8KL-ET
    GW10KL-ET
    EH Series GW6000-EH
    GW5000-EH
    GW3600-EH
  • Growatt models
    Model Supported inverter sizes
    MIN TL-X Series MIN 2500TL-X
    MIN 3000TL-X
    MIN 3600TL-X
    MIN 4200TL-X
    MIN 4600TL-X
    MIN 5000TL-X
    MIN 6000TL-X
    MIN 7000TL-X
    MIN 8000TL-X
    MIN 9000TL-X
    MIN 10000TL-X
    MOD TL3-X Series MOD 3000TL3-X
    MOD 4000TL3-X
    MOD 5000TL3-X
    MOD 6000TL3-X
    MOD 7000TL3-X
    MOD 8000TL3-X
    MOD 9000TL3-X
    MOD 10KTL3-X
    MOD 11KTL3-X
    MOD 12KTL3-X
    MOD 13KTL3-X
    MOD 15KTL3-X
  • SMA models
    Model Supported inverter sizes
    Sunny Boy AV-41 SB3.0-1AV-41
    SB4.0-1AV-41
    SB5.0-1AV-41
    SB6.0-1AV-41
    Sunny Tripower AV-40 STP3.0-3AV-40
    STP4.0-3AV-40
    STP5.0-3AV-40
    STP6.0-3AV-40
    STP8.0-3AV-40
    STP10.0-3AV-40
    STP50-40 STP50-40
  • Sofar models
    Model Supported inverter sizes
    Sofar SOFAR 3KTLM-G3
    SOFAR 3.6KTLM-G3
    SOFAR 4KTLM-G3
      SOFAR 4.6KTLM-G3
      SOFAR 5KTLM-G3
      SOFAR 5KTLM-G3-A
      SOFAR 6KTLM-G3
      SOFAR 7KTLM-G3
      SOFAR 8KTLM-G3
      SOFAR 9KTLM-G3
      SOFAR 10KTLM-G3
  • Sungrow models
    Model Supported inverter sizes
    Sungrow  SH5.0 RT
    SH10  RT
      SG5.0RT (AS4777-2 2020)
      SG7.0RT (AS4777-2 2020)
      SG8.0RT (AS4777-2 2020)
      SG15RT (AS4777-2 2020)
      SG20RT (AS4777-2 2020)

 

Inverter configuration update

All systems must be configured with Australia Region C settings in accordance with AS4777.2:2020.

Horizon Power has been made aware of an issue with the connect and reconnect over-frequency setting in AS4777.2:2020 (Section 4.7 in our DER Technical Requirements). For new Basic and LV EG connections, this setting is required to be updated to 50.5Hz to comply with the new Technical Requirements.

Horizon Power is working with Standards Australia to have this updated in AS4777.2:2020. However, in the interim, a manual update to this setting is recommended to ensure inverters operating in our service area work correctly.

Request to connect a renewable energy system to the network

It only takes around 5 to 10 minutes to complete - we'll let you know if there's available capacity along the way.

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