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In late 2020 South Australia introduced its mandatory Remote Disconnection and Reconnection requirement under its Smarter Homes initiative. FIMER has been working with leading technology providers to offer a future-proof solution that ensures installers and customers can comply with this and other incoming requirements on the network, state or national levels, as well as the opportunity to access virtual power plant programs.
FIMER’s current range of inverters (UNO-DM-PLUS-Q, PVS-50/60 and PVS-100/120) has been integrated with SwitchDin’s technology. Additionally, FIMER’s new three-phase range (PVS-10/33), alongside the REACT 2 hybrid inverter and energy storage solution will be tested for compatibility in April 2021.
By partnering with SwitchDin, FIMER will be able to address emerging regulatory requirements and take advantage of new opportunities such as dynamic export limits, which allow solar system owners to avoid strict solar feed-in limits in favour of more flexible interaction with the distribution networks.
SwitchDin is an Australian energy management software company that plays a critical role in the energy transition by making distributed energy resources (DERs) such as solar PV and battery storage smart, visible and controllable.
Warren Merritt, FIMER Technical Sales Lead, says, “It’s fantastic to be partnering with SwitchDin to offer solutions to our installers and end-customers. We are starting to see new and emerging rules or regulatory controls that are being imposed to address the high penetration of solar energy in some areas and this will potentially reduce a potential customers’ desire to invest in solar. FIMER is excited to be working closely with SwitchDin to ensure a smooth and reliable transition to a cleaner energy grid.”
Utilising SwitchDin’s unique Droplet controller in conjunction with its Stormcloud platform enables homeowners and businesses to not only comply with South Australia’s rapid-shutdown regulations but offer advanced whole-of-system monitoring, energy management and alert functions.
“As a vendor-agnostic provider of energy management software, the addition of FIMER’s inverters to our growing family of integrated devices is great news for anyone looking to tap into the grid of the future. We are proud to be partnering FIMER to enhance the value of their technology to their customers,” said Andrew Mears, CEO and Co-Founder of SwitchDin.
Utilising SwitchdIn’s technology, FIMER’s UNO-DM-PLUS-Q, PVS-50/60 and PVS-100/120 inverters comply with South Australia’s Smart Home program with no additional subscription costs for customers using these inverters.