Solar connections (residential)
Do you want to connect a solar system or upgrade an existing one? Find out how to connect embedded generation to the Tasmanian electricity network.We understand connecting solar can be a complex process. You may need the assistance of an electrician or solar installer to determine which connection type is best for you. Your electrician, solar installer or solar system retailer can also submit an application on your behalf.
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What do I need to know about solar connections?
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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.
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?
- 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
- AS4777.2.2015 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)