WA Innovation Minister Visits Magellan Power

WA Innovation Minister Visits Magellan Power

Australian Renewable Energy Innovation on Agenda for Hon. Dave Kelly’s Visit.

 
The Western Australian Minister for Water; Fisheries; Forestry; Innovation and Science, the Hon. Dave Kelly has visited Magellan Power to see the homegrown renewable energy innovations being worked on at the Bibra Lake facility. 

Discussed during his visit was the Sky Eye Solar Smoother, the Home Energy Storage System (HESS), Stand Alone Power Systems (SPS) and Magellan Battery Modules.

Managing Director Masoud Abshar says "we were really pleased the Minister was able to take the time to come and see the Australian made and designed innovations we are working on at Magellan." 

"His visit raises the profile of the work we are doing here to ensure manufacturing and smart jobs stay in this country."


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Western Australian Minister for Innovation Dave Kelly and Magellan Power Managing Director Masoud Abshar. 

The Magellan Sky Eye Solar Smoother is a practical, innovative and cost-effective solution which uses real-time information from a Sky Camera to predict cloud’s motions for periods of 12 mins ahead, and applies ramp down before the arrival of moving clouds. The Sky Eye works proactively through using the latest imagery and predictive algorithms together with machine learning software.

It is used on solar arrays where the erratic nature of solar generation causes stability problems for the grid. The Sky Eye solves this by "seeing" the approaching weather, tracking the cloud movement and precisely calculating the moment of  impact of the cloud shadow on the solar panels and therefore the solar generation. It then commands the solar inverter to reduce solar generation in a controlled manner, allowing the grid generator to ramp up and take the load again. 
 
The HESS and SPS are energy storage innovations which are used to reduce reliance on the grid for either homes or remotely based businesses or projects using lithium batteries, and the Magellan Battery Modules are a component also manufactured for these devices by Magellan.



 
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