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PROJECT NAME:

Carinya Cottages – Luxury Off Grid Escape

PROJECT NAME
Carinya Cottages – Luxury Off Grid Escape
SYSTEM TYPE / APPLICATION
Off-Grid – Comprehensive System
LOCATION
Byron Bay Hinterland, NSW
INSTALLED
May 2018
KEY BRANDS
Selectronic, BAE, Trina Solar, Fronius

PROJECT DETAIL

Objective:

Power for 6 luxury accommodation villas, and homestead.

Faced with the cost of a grid infrastructure upgrade, including a new transformer and private power poles, which would then only provide an unreliable power – the customer decided that going off grid was a much more reliable and cost-effective option. With the added bonus that he didn’t have to deal with power utilities or retailers by going off the grid.

This whole property is off-grid in every sense. Including huge rainwater storage, fire-fighting facilities, and reed-bed sewage wastewater filtration system.

Site Considerations:

Off-grid system installation in shed, with solar arrays installed on the shed roof as well as ground mounted. AC sub-mains electrical connection from the system switchboard to the house/cabin switchboard will be completed after the off-grid system installation as the cabins were yet to be built.

Load Analysis:

Average summer demand: 78.35kWh
Average winter demand: 85.76kWh
Demand surge: 34.14kW

System Design:

  • Selectronic SP Pro SPLC1202 20kW Inverter Charger
  • BAE VRLA Sealed Gel batteries (248kWh)
  • Trina Solar 300W solar modules (32.4kW)
  • 3 x Fronius Primo 8.2 Solar Inverters
  • Roof and ground mounted solar framing

OTHER OFF-GRID POWER PROJECTS

While the site had grid power available, it wasn’t adequate for the power needed by the new eco villas
Lobethal Rd Wines were expanding their winery but couldn’t rely on their existing old off grid system, which was too small and fading fast.
The customer had an old off grid system that needed replacing. We needed to fit a new solar array to the existing ground mounted frames as well as adding a new ground mounted solar array.
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