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  • Ground Mount Solar Installers
  • Programming off grid system
  • Solar Ground Mount Array
  • Solar array and train
  • Solar array and train
  • Remote off grid system
  • Standalone power system
Project Name Remote Train Monitoring System
System Type/Application Commercial Off-Grid System with Extended Autonomy
Location Northern SA
Installed Nov 2014
Key Brands SMA, Tindo, Surefoot, BAE
  • Ground Mount Solar Installers
  • Programming off grid system
  • Solar Ground Mount Array
  • Solar array and train
  • Solar array and train
  • Remote off grid system
  • Standalone power system

Project Detail

Objective:

An off-grid system was required to power trackside monitoring and computer equipment 24/7. The harsh conditions and remote location meant that the power system’s reliability, robustness, and redundancy was critical to maintain uninterruptible power.

Site Considerations:

Installation crews would be required to meet rigorous client-specific safety training and conduct detailed pre-planning before accessing the site. The equipment needed to be capable of withstanding temperatures commonly higher than 45°C during summer.

System Design: 

  • 2 x SMA SI6.0 Inverter Charger
  • 32 x Tindo Solar 250W Modules
  • 2 x SMA SB4000TL Solar Inverters
  • 2 x 48V PVV770 BAE Battery Banks
  • SMA Webbox Remote Monitoring

Project Outcome:

After two years of operation the system has not required a technician visit. Remote monitoring allows assessment of system performance and proactive addressing of any system warnings before they become an issue.

“The CEO personally asked for a brief to be presented to the company board in the US on the outcomes of the project. Feedback was extremely positive. We cannot be more happy. Good job, well done!”