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  • Solar panels at dusk
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  • Ground mounted solar array installation
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Project Name Sheep Station Diesel Offset
System Type/Application Large Domestic Off-Grid System
Location Leigh Creek, SA
Installed March 2014
Key Brands SMA, Trina, Sonnenschein, Agrison
  • Solar panels at dusk
  • remote battery storage system
  • Ground mounted solar array installation
  • Solar and battery installers

Project Detail

Objective:

The station was running a large, inefficient diesel generation system 24/7 for their power supply, the renewable off-grid installation goal is significantly reduce generator operation costs and provide increase power self sufficiency for the the remote site.

Considerations included detailed load analysis under multiple occupation scenarios (Eg. Shearing) and understanding the most suitable solar and battery equipment locations given the large and complex power distribution network.

System Design: 

The system included robust system components with suitable tolerances for the harsh, hot and dusty conditions of the site. A diesel generator was incorporated into the system as a backup power source when required.

  • 2 x SMA SI8.0 Inverter Chargers
  • 79kWh Sonnenschein Battery Storage
  • 11.5kW Trina Solar 260W Modules
  • SMA SMC10000TL Solar Inverter
  • SMA SB5000TL Solar Inverter
  • 20kVA Diesel Generator

Project Outcome:

After the installation, fuel savings will achieve a return on investment in as little as 4 years. Additional benefits included massive reduction in onsite noisefromthegenerator,andtheneed to transport large volumes of diesel to the site. The system requires minimal user maintenance, and has made the property far easier to manage and operate for the client.