Water Corp Leonora
Outback Western Australia is renowned for its hot and dry climate. While townships in the region bask in abundant sunshine, water is a scarce resource. Located 833 kilometres northeast of the state capital Perth, the town of Leonora has been looking for solutions to increase its water usage efficiency. Supported by Water Corporation's "Water Forever: Towards Climate Resilience" 2060 strategy.
Balance was tasked to supply a solar powered source that provided sufficient energy to run the water treatment plant for not less than 8 hours on a clear sunny day and a sufficient battery storage for night time and overcast operations.
The recycled water was to irrigate the Biggs Street sporting oval, reducing the need to use drinking water for irrigation. Balance designed a 30.7kWp soar system mounted on twin axis trackers to get maximum yield and 45kWh of battery storage.
- Town of Leonora Western Australia
- Water Corporation Mirco-Grid Power Supply
- Twin axis trackers with Solar PV (31 kWp) and Lithium Iron Storage Batteries (45 kWh)
- February 2018