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  • 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!”

Off-Grid Energy Australia