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In the quiet leafy hills of Doonan in the foothills of the Noosa Shire, a residential property owner committed to a battery energy storage solution after losing power to his premises one too many times.

The site was already well developed sporting established gardens, pools, tennis courts and existing solar for the main house. The team at Solaron worked with the client to assess their power consumption needs and future expectations. A Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) was discussed and a design was agreed to using the Century Yuasa SLR1000 Advanced VRLA batteries.

Solaron completed the groundwork for the 30kW PV solar array including the civil works, land clearing and communication network. The BESS storage shed was designed and constructed by Solaron and the BESS power electronics were assembled with the support from Century Yuasa.

The success of this project can be attributed to the great relationship between the project owner and installer, Solaron and Century Yuasa who provided the battery experience needed to deliver this large quality residential system.

Working with Solaron

  • Contract and project management
  • Ground and civil works & installed the solar array and panels
  • Ground and civil works for the battery shed
  • System integration, testing and reporting
  • Battery and DC system installation
  • SLR1000 batteries and racking
  • Engineering design for DC board and wiring
  • DC power board fabrication
  • Battery and DC system installation
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Solar Array  
Array Size 39kW Ground Mount & 17kW Roof Mount
Cell Type 285w MonoCrystalline
Total Number of Cells 199
Max Power Rating 45kW Nominal

Inverter Type SMA Sunnyboy 8.0
Inverter Configuration 3 Phase
Batteries Used Yuasa 48V SLR1000-2
Total # of Strings 6
Total Usable Energy (kWh) 144
Total Capacity (Ah) 6000
Nominal Voltage (V) 48
Cycles to 50% DOD 5500