PV Anti-islanding test

As an owner of a solar PV system, it is a requirement that as part of the upkeep and  maintenance of your system, a PV inverter test, also known as an anti-islanding test, is performed at least once every 5 years. This process is necessary to ensure your system remains safely operational and is in compliance with your network suppliers safety requirements. Below we outline what exactly this test is, and some important details to note.

What is a PV inverter test?

A PV Inverter test, also known as an anti-islanding test, is a test performed on your inverter after 5 years of solar use. The test is undertaken to check your connection safety, and ensure that if mains power was lost for any reason, your PV inverter would shut down, preventing any power from being sent back to the grid. This is extremely important for not only the safety of your solar system, and your household, but also the power workers and the general public. The PV inverter test can also help to avoid damage to equipment, appliances, and minimise any interference to supply quality for your home or business.

Is this test necessary?

This test is essential for all solar users within the ACT, and failure to do so may lead to your system being switched off by your network provider to ensure the safety of the public and electrical workers.

Who can complete this test?

Only a registered provider may conduct a PV inverter test due to the risk involved with working around high voltage.

How long does it take?

The test takes approximately 60 minutes, with longer times if faults or difficulties are experienced.

What happens afterwards?

Once completed, your SolarHub consultant will advise you of any changes (if needed), and will manage and submit the paperwork for you in order to make the process as hassle-free as possible.

What now?

If you need to book an anti-islanding test, or would like to find out more, contact SolarHub today on (02) 6140 4678 or email sales@solarhub.net.au to arrange a time.