Objectives & Site Considerations:
“Designed to uplift and inspire”, the Kinetica artwork, by Artists Justin Sayarath and Sarah Anne Rodriguez, is seen by over 100,000 motorists a day on the Hills M2 Motorway at Macquarie Park.
The Kinetica art installation needed power for its multiple motors, lighting, and remote communications devices. Connecting grid power wasn’t feasible due to distance and the difficult location.
The site had a limited window of access given its location on the side of the M2 Motorway. Remote monitoring was an important requirement, and the system would need to be installed in a customised, IP rated, lockable enclosure – as there was no existing infrastructure on site.
Average summer demand: 7.38kWh
Average winter demand: 7.38kWh
Max surge: 810W
This art installation received a mixed reaction since its opening in 2017. Transurban and Landcare have planted 16,000 native species of flora over the past nine months to replace noxious weeds.