The Australian Wool Testing Authority (AWTA) decided they needed to find a way to fix their increasing electricity costs as a path to a more sustainable future. With recent increases in power prices and simultaneous reductions in solar PV technology costs they decided to investigate solar options.

Acting solely on the financials of a traditional capital purchase with a focus on high quality componentry AWTA decided the time was right to make the investment decision. They were confident it could realise the savings it desired at a commercially competitive rate of return.

The AWTA, which support the Australian agricultural industry by providing a wool testing and certification service, commissioned Infinite Energy to design and install a solar PV system at their testing facility in Bibra Lake WA. At 150kW the system provides most of their daytime power requirements.

The system is another 100kW+ commercial solar installation by Infinite Energy on Western Power’s network that complies with its connection criteria, overlayed with a unique and innovative power optimisation solution. By dynamically controlling the power required from the system to correlate to that of the site (in real time), the power optimiser means Infinite Energy can ensure unparalleled levels of asset utilisation for AWTA’s system, maximising their investment return. 

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Company AWTA
Location Bibra Lake
Installation Date 04 / 2013
Industry Agriculture, Produce & Wineries
Solution Solar Power System - System capacity 150 kW
  • x625 Conergy Power Plus 240w solar panels
  • 9 x SMA Sunny TriPower inverters 
  • Integrated SMA & Greensense View remote monitoring systems
CO2- e. Abatement Per Year 145 tonnes
CO2 Equivalent Reduction 542 trees saved per year
Energy Output Per Year 247,350 kWh

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