Is It Possible to Install a 10KW Solar System on a Single Phase?

Energex has now made it possible to install a 10KW solar system on a single phase but with export limiting less. Here’s what you need to know.

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Before, households could only install a maximum of 5KW solar power systems in Brisbane per phase. Therefore, houses with two phases could install 10KW, and those with three phases could install a maximum of 15KW. However, Energex has now made it possible to install a 10KW solar system on a single phase. That said, there’s an important factor to consider, i.e., the export limiting must be to 5kVA or less. Here’s what you need to know.

What Is Export Limiting?

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You can install a 10KW solar power system as long as only a specific amount of power goes back to the grid at a given time. So, single-phase homeowners can use a 10KW system affordably with export limitation. It’s in your benefit to choose a larger system because it helps you save more money in the long term, despite the greater initial investment.

What You Must Know about a 10KW System

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Increasing the baseload allows the solar system to reach its full potential. At the same time, there is no production wasted. It’s good to follow this practice when you want to install a 10KW solar system in your single-phase home.

What to Do If You Have an Existing 5KW System Installed

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If you already have a 5KW system installed, you don’t have to get rid of that. You can upgrade it by installing an additional 5KW system as long as you have more roof space available. The data loggers for both inverters can be linked. Therefore, you can monitor the power consumption from just one place.

10KW System Size Restrictions with Batteries

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You won’t be able to install an AC battery, such as a Tesla Powerwall if you want a 10KW system in a single-phase home. An AC battery converts AC power received from a solar inverter to DC power for storage using an inverter. Energex considers the storage inverter as inverter capacity, despite it not affecting the grid. So, you will need to install a DC battery in this case. In addition to that, an AC battery will not be enough to support the additional power from a 10KW solar system.

Last Few Words

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It’s definitely possible to install a 10KW solar system on a single-phase but with export limitations. That is why it’s best that you speak to a professional solar systems advisor at Suntek Energy on what type of system is best for your home. You must make sure that you secure a system that works well while also provides you with the greatest value for money. With that said, a 10KW solar system with export limitation, if installed correctly, can be a much more affordable option than upgrading your home to a two or three-phase household. For information on solar power solutions in Australia, contact Suntek Energy !


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