Customer Case Study:
In 2016, Barwon Water began looking at solar PV options as part of several emissions abatement programs to reduce their carbon footprint by 5% in 2018. After thorough investigation, they chose to pursue the installation of a 1MW solar PV project at the highest energy use site, the Black Rock Water Reclamation Plant (WRP). The Black Rock WRP accounts for 39% of Barwon Water’s overall electricity use and switching to solar PV for this site will not only provide the most cost effective solution but also save 1,500 tonnes of CO2 emissions annually.
The scope for this project included:
1MW ground mount solar PV designed and engineered for the corrosive coastal environment.
Installing the 1MW solar PV system will provide Barwon Water with a secure, green source of generation that matches Barwon Water’s daily load profile and hedges their risk against the rising cost of electricity. The Static Var Generator System (SVG) will improve Power Factor to 0.95 reducing demand charges and increasing equipment life.