SolarEdge Technologies, Inc. (SolarEdge), a smart energy tech firm, announced that its products have met the new Dynamic Export requirements as part of the South Australian Govt’s plan to stabilize the grid with sophisticated, remote cloud control tech. SolarEdge is the first vendor to certify and offer this native dynamic export service to SA Power Network.
What are the Dynamic Export requirements?
The Dynamic Export requirements call for all new solar systems to allow the network operator to remotely update solar systems’ grid export limits to help maintain grid stability.
As part of the “Smarter Homes Program” for distributed energy, starting in July SolarEdge’s residential and small commercial systems in South Australia will be able to respond to network constraint issues through dynamic control of solar energy exports to the grid.
What does this mean for SolarEdge system owners?
The benefit to SolarEdge system owners is that for most of the year, they will be able to export up to six-times more energy back into the grid, compared to non-compliant sites which will be limited to small, 1.5kW fixed export power limits. SolarEdge’s smart inverters achieve this capability without the complexity and additional costs of third-party controllers.
Zvi Lando, SolarEdge’s Chief Executive Officer, said: “Australia is an early adopter of renewable energy technologies, with challenging and complex grid requirements. We are proud to be part of this milestone pioneered by SA Power Networks and we are excited to help network operators solving congestion issues to further increase solar adoption.”
SolarEdge’s solar inverters are on the Australian Clean Energy Council approved vendor list.