Installing a new solar generator

If you want to install a new solar generator or upgrade an existing solar installation at your premises you’ll need to decide which connection is right for you, then complete an application.

Applying for a connection

If you are connecting a new solar micro generation system or upgrading an existing system with a total output capacity to be no greater than 5kW single phase (230v) or 30kW three phase (400v) and;

Your premise is currently connected to the network you may use our on-line application to receive an immediate permission to connect.

To use our online service, click here.

We allow connection of up to 8kW total panels to a 5kW inverter or up to 40kW total panels to a 30kW inverter.

If your connection requirements are other than stated above please refer to our micro embedded generator connection service page to determine the right connection service for you.

Find an installer

Endeavour Energy does not make recommendations on who should install your solar power system. You can search for an approved solar installer by calling the Clean Energy Council on (03) 9929 4100 or visit their website:

www.cleanenergycouncil.org.au

Registration of your solar generator

Solar power has been so successful that their combined input is changing the way that the electricity network is planned and operated. Getting this right for everyone requires better visibility of all solar generators being installed.

From 1 December 2019, the details of your solar generator need to be entered into the Australian Energy Market Operator’s (AEMO) Distributed Energy Resource (DER) Register. Once your application has been approved by Endeavour Energy, your installer will be able to log onto the Register using the reference number quoted on your Permission to Connect.

Your installer has 20 business days after connection of your generator to enter the relevant information. They should provide you a copy of the confirmation from the Register as proof that the information has been submitted.

Due to delays in release of AEMO and third-party systems to allow installers to input DER Register Data the requirement for installers to provide data by 1 December 2019 has been postponed till further notice. At this time, it is expected that the earliest start date will be 1 March 2020.

More information regarding the Distributed Energy Resource Register can be found in AEMO’s fact sheet Information for Installers in NSW.