Client at a glance

Client
Parkes Shire Council
Location
Parkes, NSW
Completion date
First Stage: Jun 2017 Expansion: Sep 2017
System size
405kW
Project type
Rooftop Solar PV (Design and Construct)
Connection Type
415 volts, behind the meter
Parkes Shire Council engaged Autonomous Energy to deliver 2 x 107.5kW ground mounted solar power systems, one at the new Water Treatment Plant (WTP) and one at the new Sewage Treatment Plant (STP). These solar PV systems form an integral part of Parkes Shire Council’s wider sustainability strategy for both the reduction of its carbon footprint and a buffer against rising electricity prices. The construction of the solar PV systems was integrated into the construction of both treatment plants.

We managed the construction of both sites simultaneously whilst also meeting the strict safety requirements of both the Council and the principal contractor, John Holland. Following the successful commissioning of both systems, we were engaged to expand the system at the STP by a further 190kW. We installed a 125kW export control on this system to comply with the Network authority’s requirements, although most electricity will be used onsite to offset consumption. In order to ensure the highest quality, safety and performance standards were adhered to, one of our site managers was on site in Parkes at all times.

Autonomous Energy solution

  • Designed, managed and installed by our in-house engineering and installation staff.
  • Ground mounted
  • Delivered 2 x 107.5kW solar PV systems simultaneously across 2 rural sites
  • Engaged to expand the existing system at the STP
  • Both systems designed for all electricity to be used onsite with no export
  • Engaged a surveyor to ensure systems are oriented due north
  • First phase of the project completed in June 2017, with the expansion completed in September 2017

Client at a glance

Client
Parkes Shire Council
Location
Parkes, NSW
Completion date
First Stage: Jun 2017 Expansion: Sep 2017
System size
405kW
Project type
Rooftop Solar PV (Design and Construct)
Connection Type
415 volts, behind the meter

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