Case Study: Hybrid Solar and Battery Back-up

Case Study: Hybrid Solar and Battery Back-up

This solution provides a clean, reliable, and renewable electric power supply. 

This project was for a coal mine based in NSW, which requested a more reliable and environmentally friendly solution.

The customer used a diesel generator to power up the telecommunication loads at a remote mining site. This type of system suffers from several major drawbacks, i.e. cost of fuel and transportation, operation noise, and CO2 emission. Moreover, running the diesel generators under low-load can result in glazing and carbon build-up. The client sought a reliable solar generator with sufficient battery back-up to replace their existing solution. 

Magellan Solution:
Magellan Power offered the hybrid solar and battery backup solution which provides a clean, reliable, and renewable electric power supply. This system is a zero-emission and cost-effective substitute to the diesel generators running at low load in remote industrial and mining plants. Moreover, the excess solar power is stored in a battery backup system large enough to provide up to 3 days of autonomy. In case there is not sufficient solar power available, the equipment has the ability to charge the battery bank from the generator. In order to ensure superior performance and an excellent service life in the Australian climate and weather extremes, the equipment features high temperature VRLA batteries as well as double-skin aluminium outdoor enclosures. 

List of manufactured & supplied products:
• Hybrid Solar Chargers
• 48V-450Ah VRLA battery back-up.
• Outdoor double-skin enclosures.
• 48V, 24V, and 12VDC outputs.
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