Brisbane Valley Protein - 95kW

Solar energy gives boost to the farming sector

Just like any other business, livestock farms like Brisbane Valley Protein have to come up with solutions to tackle rising energy prices and stay competitive. Solar provides just the answer they were looking for.

We began consulting Brisbane Valley Protein in mid-2017 to establish appropriate site requirements and installed 95kW of solar PV in April 2018. Brisbane Valley Protein are looking forward to approximately 38% of their power needs being covered by solar self-consumption. Being unable to export to the grid, our aim was to maximise the client’s solar benefit within manageable spill losses of around 20%. The farm’s carbon emissions are forecast to be reduced by 88 tonnes per year. We value-added 90KVA Power Factor Correction to the project to further decrease the farm’s peak demand and maximise post-solar power bill savings.

The three 27.6kW ABB Trio inverters at Brisbane Valley Protein

ClientBrisbane Valley Protein
LocationEsk, SE Queensland
CompletedApril 2018
System size94.5 kW
Solar panels270 x 350W Canadian Solar
Solar inverters3 x 27.6kW ABB Trio
Value-added enhancements90kVA inverter-level Power Factor Correction
GEM Energy specialise in renewable energy consultancy, photovoltaic engineering, electrical engineering, energy efficiency audits, financial feasibility analysis and the integration of solutions. From challenging custom installations to small home solar systems, GEM Energy’s experienced team has the skills to turn every project into a thriving investment. Our strong regional presence underpins the core of our success. At GEM Energy we build genuine connections with our many and varied clients who then refer us on to their friends, family, and business partners.

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