Enphase Energy’s smart grid-ready S-Series micro-inverters and AC battery have been certified as compliant to the AS/NZS 4777.2:2015 grid connection standard.

The Enphase S-Series micro-inverter and Enphase AC battery are fully compliant to AS/NZS 4777.2:2015 when installed with the new Envoy-S Metered +DRM Communication Gateway.

These products have also been listed as approved equipment by the Clean Energy Council in Australia. Enphase is the only micro-inverter manufacturer that has achieved this certification to date.

AS/NZS 4777.2:2015 replaces AS/NZS 4777.2:2005 and AS/NZS 4777.3:2005, which expire on October 9. The new standard provides a framework for advanced grid functions and demand response features that enable intelligent distributed energy resources such as the Enphase S-Series micro-inverter and AC battery to contribute to the smooth functioning of the electrical grid and allow greater adoption of renewable resources, the company said.

The new standard will be required throughout Australia on October 9, and will be required in New Zealand once regulations are updated to cite the new standard. After October 9, authorities may require new installations or upgrades to existing grid-connected PV and battery storage installations to use inverters that are certified to meet the new standard.

“This certification is the result of a long-term collaborative effort from our technical teams who have worked tirelessly to ensure our systems meet these new requirements ahead of the deadline,” said Nathan Dunn, managing director of Enphase Asia-Pacific.

The company’s Australian and New Zealand distribution partners have provided volume projections totalling 70,000 batteries in Australia and New Zealand over the next 12 months.