Solar connections (residential)
We understand connecting solar can be a complex process.
An electrician or solar installer can assist to determine which connection type is best for you, they can also submit a connection application on your behalf.
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Connecting a solar system under 10 kW for a single phase solar system, or connecting a solar system under 30 kW for a multi-phase solar system.
How long will it take to get connected?
If the network doesn’t require a change or upgrade in order to support your new solar connection, the average timeframe for us to finalise our component of the process is about 4-6 weeks.
If the network does require changes or upgrades to support your new solar connection, the average timeframe for us to finalise our component of the process is about 4-7 months. In addition to the work we undertake, your energy retailer will arrange for the meter installation and final connection.
When will my new meter be installed (if my existing meter is not compatible)?
As part of the connection process, TasNetworks will forward metering requests to your energy retailer once the required information is provided (serial number and installation date) and electrical works are verified by the electrical contractor. Your energy retailer will arrange for any metering works and final connection.
How much will my new connection cost?
There’s no fee if the network doesn’t require changes or upgrades. A fee may be charged if the network requires some type of change/upgrade to support your solar connection.
You may also need to contact your energy retailer to find out if any other fees apply for this connection.
Will I need to pay a deposit?
No deposit is required.
What information do I need to know before completing my application?
- Electricity meter number
- Electrical Contractors License number
- Type of connection (overhead or underground)
- Length of overhead service wire/underground mains service wire
- Pole identification number
- Voltage measured at the existing installation before the connection
- Are voltage measurements available from onsite data logging?
- Existing maximum demand (in amps)
- Generator type
- Number of modules
- Rated output (watts per module)
- Connection and protective equipment incorporated
- Number of inverters
- Inverter model number
- Inverter manufacturer
- Inverter rating (in watts)
- Inverter rating (in KVA)
- Inverter phases
- AS4777.2.2020 Grid Connection of Energy Systems via Inverters certificate number
- Will the system incorporate battery storage? If yes, details of the battery storage system
- Single line diagram of generator system (and battery configuration if applicable)
Contracts, policies and applications
Getting Solar Connected (PDF) - This document explains how to get solar connected to a property or site, with an existing power connection.
Basic Micro Embedded Generation Connection Technical Requirements (PDF) - This document details TasNetworks’ access standards for micro embedded generation systems (less than or equal to 10 kVA per phase) connecting to the Tasmanian distribution system.
Low Voltage Embedded Generation Technical Requirements (PDF) - This document details TasNetworks’ access standards for low voltage embedded generation systems (less than 500 kW) connecting to the Tasmanian distribution system.
Medium Voltage Embedded Generation Technical Requirements (PDF) - This document details TasNetworks’ access standards for medium voltage embedded generation systems (less than 5 MW) connecting to the Tasmanian distribution system.
Embedded Generation Anti-Islanding Standard (PDF) - This docuemnt defines a standardised approach for anti-islanding protection associated with embedded generators connected toTasNetworks MV and LV networks.
Embedded Generation Application Form (PDF) - Paper version application form for new connection and supply of embedded generators (incl. solar, wind & micro-hydro).
Enquiry Form for Micro/Small Generators (PDF) - Paper version connection enquiry form for micro/small embedded generators (incl. solar, wind & micro-hydro).
Electricity Supply Contract (Deemed) (PDF) - This contract details the contractual agreement between us and you in relation to supply arrangements at your installation.
Electricity Connection Contract - Standard Terms & Conditions (PDF) - This document forms part of your connection contract and should be read before applying for a new connection or the alteration of an existing connection.
TasNetworks Distribution Connection Pricing Policy (PDF) - This policy provides the principles that will apply when a connection applicant seeks a new or modified connection to TasNetworks’ distribution network.
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