Earlier this year Brooklyn Trade Services completed a job in Broughton, NSW which we then submitted to the NECA competition. The National Electrical and Communications Association (NECA) provides an industry-wide opportunity for contractors to show off their best projects and receive feedback on their technical innovation, adherence to safety, timeliness and budget.
This premises had an existing off-grid system installed which had been operating for over 15 years. The system had reached the end of its life and it was now time for it to be decommissioned. We palletised the units which were then shipped to an indigenous women's shelter in Central Australia to be re-assembled.
We then installed a new state-of-the-art 22kW solar PV system, connected to 3 x 8kW
single-phase string inverters connected to 3 x 7.5kW multi-mode interactive inverters connected to 96kWh Lithium Ion Battery Bank. Notably, all the major components are Australian-made - these have only become available in very recent times.
The entire project including the decommissioning of the existing system was completed in the short time frame of just two days. This ensured the client was able to promptly resume work and continue his day-to-day business on the working farm.