Tom and Victoria Brown – Horizon Power customer


Mt Ney, 87 kilometres east of Esperance, Western Australia


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.


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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