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Bundaberg Christian College

Technology Type Lead-acid Battery
Rated Power 25 kW
Duration at Rated Power (HH:MM) 0:15.00 / 10.00
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A school in Queensland Australia is beginning to reap financial and sustainability benefi ts through its new hybrid PV and storage system. The system, engineered and installed by GEM Energy Australia, consists of 732 state of the art Q.PRO modules that feed power into the school as well as a containerised bank of batteries. The system was carefully designed by GEM Energy to optimise generation for onsite loads and electricity tariffs plus charge the batteries during a relatively short time period. The site featured many roof orientations which further presented challenges during the design and installation of the PV array. The inverters required custom programming in order to integrate with other system components. Q CELLS PV modules were chosen for their high energy yields and high reliability in the tropical conditions experienced in Queensland Australia. The system is expected to reduce grid electricity consumption by approximately 80% - resulting in savings of up to $100,000 (AUD) per year.
This data has been validated by project staff through a review of publicly available information about the project, and verified by the project owner. Information is accurate as of 2016-04-29.
Project Status
Status Operational
Commissioning On DD.03.YYYY
Project Includes Multiple Systems No
Siting
Location

234 Ashfield Rd
Ashfield, QLD 4670
Australia

ISO/RTO N/A
Utility Type Cooperative (Customer Owned)
Paired Grid Resource
Project Includes Multiple Systems No
Ownership & Value Chain Partners
Ownership Model Customer-Owned
Equity Owner 1 Bundaberg Christian College
Equity Owner 1 Percent 100%
Energy Storage Technology Provider HID Australia
Power Electronics Provider Selectronic
Integrator Company Gem Energy Australia
O&M Contractor Gem Energy Australia
Developer Gem Energy Australia
Cost & Performance
Projected Project Lifetime 18 years
Performance http://gemenergy.com.au.solar-log.com/BCC_Graphic.html?c
Capital Expenditure $654416
Benefits
Service Use Case Electric Bill Management
Electric Bill Management with Renewables
Onsite Renewable Generation Shifting
Renewables Capacity Firming
Renewables Energy Time Shift
Funding
Funding Source 1 Private/Third Party
Research Partner
Research Institution Gem Energy Australia
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