Customer

Tom and Victoria Brown – Horizon Power customer

Location

Mt Ney, 87 kilometres east of Esperance, Western Australia

Situation

Crop farmers Tom and Victoria Brown experienced power fluctuations or outages most weeks. Living towards the end of a distribution spur line of aging infrastructure, the Brown’s had power poles and wires running through their cropping paddocks.

Power poles in paddocks present a range of safety issues including:

  • Farm machinery colliding with power poles, particularly during seeding and harvesting when machines operate at night, risking:
    • peoples’ safety
    • machinery damage
    • power pole damage
    • lengthy power outages
  • Pole top fires caused by:
    • dust on the wires
    • extreme weather events
    • bird collisions
    • Aerial sprayers clipping power lines.

Solution

Design and deploy a customised Stand-Alone Power System (SAPS) combining solar photovoltaic panels, advanced battery storage technology and back-up generation to power:

  • Homestead
  • Workshop

Specifications: R-Series SAPS

  • 10.5 kW of solar panels
  • 25.2 kWh of battery storage
  • 15 kVA of back-up diesel generation
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