Client: BBC Plastics
BBC Plastics partner with Solar Bay to support sustainability.
BBC Plastics have a significant load, so the main goal was to maximise their roof space.
Shade creates a minor impact on solar system.
100% self consumption creates a faster payback.
Minimal maintenance or management costs.
This was a simple straightforward industrial installation. CT clamps had to be installed on bus bars for consumption data which could only be done on shut down on the plant and equipment, which is a major operation in a 24/7 operation. Completed successfully and without any inconvenience to the business.
During the initial site visit Solar Bay collects information on the existing electricity contracts, roof weight bearing and generation capacity, buildings electricity consumption profile, and most importantly the client goals.
Energy interval data and network tariff analysis showed a 60kW system would reduce total grid energy consumption to a new threshold allowing for a network tariff change, while only resulting in minimal export.
Grid connection was a straight forward process, grid protection was required, as expected.
Due to internal cranes at the site the load bearing capacity of the roof was not a limiting factor of the install.
Two Fronius 27kW inverters each with five strings were designed to maximise performance, at minimal cost.
Safety was taken into consideration from the first site visit. All measures were put in place for OHS, working at heights and electrical safety.
After identifying the location for the inverters and cabling, the team worked for 10 days to install the system.
A detailed handover and instruction manual was provided to Radcoflex to ensure all of their questions could be answered.