- Location – Yallalong Station, Murchison, Western Australia
- 4 x ZCell zinc-bromine flow batteries – 40kWh stored energy
- Custom-built 9.5kW PV array
- 15kVA Victron Quattro Inverter
- 2 x Victron 250/100 MPPT Solar Chargers
- Victron CCGX (Colour Controller)
- 3kW refurbished wind turbine
- At least $10,000 per year saving in diesel costs
In late 2019, Renewable Battery Storage Solutions (RBSS) designed and installed an energy storage system at Yallalong Station, a 348,000ha cattle station 650km north of Perth in Western Australia.
The cattle station, in the dry Murchison region north east of Geraldton, can swelter in +40°C temperatures in summer – sometimes as high as 48°C.
Yallalong Station owner Lyndon Brown wanted a 24-hour power supply for fridges, air-conditioning and other comforts of life, that are essential to attracting staff to work at the remote location.
RBSS installed 4 x Redflow ZCell zinc-bromine flow batteries and a 15kVA Victron Quattro inverter to manage, store and distribute energy from a 9.5 kilowatt/peak solar array. A three seasonal position solar panel frame was also custom-built for the station. The final system, which can store as much as 40 kilowatt-hours (kWh) of energy, enables the Yallalong Station to operate completely off-grid.
As well as providing a 24-hour power supply, the new battery system including a 3kW/peak wind turbine, will save the station at least $10,000 a year in diesel fuel, transport, logistics and maintenance costs.
RBSS chose the zinc-bromine flow battery technology and partnered with Redflow to offer the future in off-grid battery storage power stations.
At RBSS we know that regional clients want a product that will last in the tough, hard conditions, reduces the stress of managing a battery storage system in a remote location and avoids the need to replace batteries for a very long time.
For more details about this installation contact –
Leith Elsegood on 0419 948 098
or email email@example.com
Completion of the upgraded electrical Distribution Switchboard in existing generator room. New electrical submains and control cables were installed from the new power room main switchboard to the old existing generator room 50m away. This was required to enable auto control start and monitoring of the existing generator. RBSS were able to design and install a control system to work with client's existing generator to help save costs.