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Ningaloo Centre

SOLAR HYBRID SOLUTION FOR REMOTE LOCAL GOVERNMENT

The pristine waters and lively aquatic life of Western Australia's Ningaloo Reef, brings thousands of visitors to the the site every year. The Ningaloo Visitor Centre (Ningaloo Centre) is located at the doorstep to the Ningaloo Coast World Heritage Area and is positioned on the main road into Exmouth.

The Shire of Exmouth is seeking to expand the existing PV system to further enhance the social, environmental and economic performance of the Ningaloo Centre.

Location:
Exmouth, Western Australia
Project:
Ningaloo Centre Solar Hybrid
Solution:
Total DC Power: 267.8kWp,Total AC Power: 200kVA, BESS: 600kWh
Commissioned:
TBC
Ningaloo Centre
BALANCE SOLUTION

BALANCE SOLUTION

The proposed generation management system (GMS) topology is a DC coupled system. The energy generated by the solar will prioritise charging of the batteries via a DC busbar. The battery will be responsible for feeding the loads via the PowerCore.

During periods of insufficient solar generation (cloud events) the control system will manage the discharge of the BESS, ramping output of the GMS in accordance with the requirements of the utility provider, Horizon Power.

Exmouth is a particularly challenging environment to deliver projects due to the it being in an area prone to extreme cyclonic activity.

Total production of this system is expected to be 472,298kWh per annum equating to a 54% renewable energy fraction and it will abate 105,757kg CO taking 54 cars of the road.