More solar is on the way

Living in regional Western Australia shouldn’t mean you can’t access solar. We're working hard to make solar available to more of our communities - so no one misses out.


We're building a greener energy future

Smart Connect Solar

Energy managed solar is here...

Smart Connect Solar uses internet connected solar technology that enables us to effectively manage high levels of solar energy on the network, whilst maintaining a safe and reliable power supply for the community. The new technology resolves the technical challenges that currently exist with balancing energy flows across the network.

Watch the video to see how it works or learn more here.

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 6 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. 

26 March 2024
Broome 30 April 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.

Is solar right for you? Explore your potential savings

Use the calculator to see how much you could save each year with solar. Find out if you are eligible to install and apply for our buyback offer.

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Sunshine Saver is on the horizon

Sunshine Saver is a new subscription based product that is designed to help people who can’t access the benefits of rooftop solar, save on their energy bills.

Sunshine Saver is currently only available to our Esperance customers. During the first 12 months, we'll gather customer feedback along the way to inform any improvements - and then look to extend this offering to other towns across regional WA as we increase our investment in renewables.
Learn more about Sunshine Saver

Energy storage for regional towns

We’ve been working hard to fix the hosting capacity constraints and make solar available to more of our communities. By installing battery energy storage solutions across our service area, we were able to support a significant increase in solar capacity, while still maintaing the stability of our network.

From 2021 to 2023, we released over 7.5MW of solar capacity - equitably across homes and busnesses - to get as many of our customers access to rooftop solar as possible.
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Here's a recap of our past solar releases:

  • Gascoyne MidWest
      Release date Solar capacity released
    Carnarvon November 2021 400kW
    Cue June 2022 140kW
    Denham November 2021 200kW
    Exmouth November 2021 400kW
    May 2023 725kW
    Wiluna June 2022 81kW
    Yalgoo July 2022 60kW
  • Goldfields Esperance
      Release date Solar capacity released
    Esperance October 2021 1,050kW
    June 2022 50kW
    September 2023 500kW
    Hopetoun October 2021 150kW
    Laverton June 2022 76kW
    Norseman June 2022 85kW
  • Kimberley
      Release date Solar capacity released
    Broome July 2021 900kW
      March 2022 1,400kW
    Kununurra/ Lake Argyle June 2022 1,000kW
    Wyndham June 2022 250kW
  • Pilbara
      Release date Solar capacity released
    Marble Bar May 2023 100kW
    Nullagine June 2022 20kW

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How solar and energy management works

Solar is a great way to generate your own energy and reduce your electricity bills.

Here's an overview of how a rooftop solar system works and what it means when your system is 'energy managed'.

How it works

Apply for a rebate

If you don’t use all of the energy you generate, you may be able to export some to the network and sell that power back to us through one of our buyback schemes.


How rebates work

Are you solar ready?

Investing in a rooftop solar system is an important decision and we’re here to help.

When solar becomes available in your town and you're ready to install, check out our helpful tips for buying, installing, and choosing the right solar system for you.

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