QuestionsCategory: ConsultingWill I need a new switchboard and/or meter?
Haley asked 2 years ago

Will I need a new switchboard and/or meter?

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admin answered 2 years ago

In order to install a grid connected solar power system at your premises, you will need to have a compatible switchboard and meter.
A meter exchange may be necessary after the installation of your new solar system. The energy that your solar system produces interacts with the main power grid and the loads in your house.
Without an appropriate mains meter, any energy you sell to the power grid cannot be accurately measured. It could even be completely disregarded, greatly reducing the system’s effectiveness in reducing your energy bill. A ‘bi-directional’ meter replaces the existing one-way ‘detented’ meter, allowing the reading of energy in both directions. That is, both buy and sell.
To help you determine if your meter and switchboard are compatible and approximate pricing for upgrades if required