Client at a glance

Client
Yarra Valley Water
Location
Yarra Valley, VIC
Completion date
October 2018
System size
Over 300kW across 3 sites
Project type
Ground Mount Solar PV

Yarra Valley Water (YVW) has set themselves a target to be 100% renewable by 2025, and we are proud to work with them to help them achieve this goal.

The key drivers for undertaking these solar initiatives were to reduce operational costs and reduce their carbon footprint. The YVW sites generally have land available and a good solar resource - making installing solar power systems a logical step.

Throughout 2018 our team installed over 100kW of solar PV at 3 remote sites for Yarra Valley Water. The multi-site installations took place at Upper Yarra, Healesville and Whittlesea. The solar project commenced in July 2018 and was completed in October 2018.


Autonomous Energy solution

  • The 3 sites - Upper Yarra, Healesville and Whittlesea STP's - contain ground mount solar systems, each featuring 256 Sunpower P19-390W solar panels.
  • The Upper Yarra Treatment Plant treats up to 2.5 million litres of sewage and water every day. At the Upper Yarra site the solar array is a ground-mount system - and will provide 25% of the plant's energy requirements. This solar installation alone will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 150 tonnes per year.
  • Beyond the initial solar project covering the 3 sites, Autonomous Energy were engaged to deliver a 324kW solar car park at the Yara Valley Water headquarters in Mitcham. To read more about this subsequent solar project, click here.

What the client said

Taking energy from the grid is carbon intensive, so generating solar onsite is a great way for us to reduce our operational costs and reduce our carbon footprint.
Simon Prunster, Greenhouse Gas & Energy Specialist, Yarra Valley Water

Client at a glance

Client
Yarra Valley Water
Location
Yarra Valley, VIC
Completion date
October 2018
System size
Over 300kW across 3 sites
Project type
Ground Mount Solar PV

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