In rural and remote areas, customers are serviced by powerlines that stretch over long distances. Stand-alone power systems can replace poles and wires on suitable properties, offering a number of benefits:
- Improved power reliability: As power generated is on-site, customers can expect up to 90% less power outages.
- Enabling lower emissions: Up to 90% of the SPS electricity comes from solar panels and stored energy in the battery, creating a more renewable energy source to power homes and businesses.
- Suited to customer needs: SPS units come in different sizes so they can be adapted to suit a customer’s energy needs.
- Small footprint: In most cases, asset footprint will be reduced from tens of kilometres of powerlines to a maximum of a 400m2 SPS installation.
- Reduced bushfire risk: SPS makes powerlines and poles in the area redundant. These are then ‘switched off’ and decommissioned, significantly reducing the risk of bushfire.
- Lower maintenance costs: The removal of power poles and powerlines reduces network maintenance costs.