Power supply in remote areas in Australia is often ensured through so called single-wire earth return (SWER) networks. Though they are economic in the set-up, maintenance cost for dozens of kilometers of SWER lines for a single farm cause very high electricity prices. Also, the limited electricity capacity available on the SWER network often forces farmers to run expensive diesel generators to power larger machines.
A local administration, the McKinlay Shire Council, and Intech have defined specifications for a solar system providing sufficient power to the farms. The objective was to equip all farms with a similar system in order to facilitate future maintenance work.
The first Energy Container arrived in the shire in 2019. The system serves as an off-grid system and provides a reliable power supply for a remote farm.
3 off-grid inverters