Improving access to renewables with
Smart Connect Solar

We are introducing a new way of connecting rooftop solar to a Horizon Power network, called Smart Connect Solar.

Our electricity networks were designed and built for one-way flow of electricity - from central power stations to customer homes along poles and wires or underground power cables. As more people connect solar energy to the network, and too much solar energy is being exported back into the network, it can cause voltage issues and potentially power outages.

We currently have hosting capacity constraints which mean there is a limit to the amount of solar that can be installed per town. We do this to make sure your town's network is safe and reliable. That means once the hosting capacity limit is reached in your town, no more solar can be connected until more hosting capacity is available.

What are the benefits?

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. With more and more rooftop solar installed, we will sometimes need to turn down the amount of electricity Smart Connect solar systems generate in each town. The new technology resolves the technical challenges that currently exist with balancing energy flows across your community.

Smart Connect Solar lets more people save with solar

Smart Connect Solar is our solution to address the challenges of too much solar energy on our grid.

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