A solar PV array at Daly Waters in the Northern Territory will reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by 22 tonnes each year.
A solar PV array has been installed on the accommodation facility at the Daly Waters Power Station. The power station uses distillate fuel and the 15kW solar array will cover the power station’s energy requirements as well as provide some surplus that can be exported to the grid.
The project was undertaken by Power and Water’s Remote Operations for Power and Water (Generation). Phil Schutte, Electrical Technical Coordinator Remote Operations was responsible for the design and documentation, installation and commissioning of the system.
The system payback period has been calculated at three years and will reduce the power station’s CO2 emissions by 22 tonnes each year.