ABout The Project
First panel level embedded Safe SmartSolar module installed in Australia.
The project at Cub Campers was started in 2013 and saw SCE install a 58kw system. The system was designed to offset the businesses day energy consumption after several weeks of metering was conducted to determine system size. The solar concept was proposed by the owner’s accountant as a means of income for the owner’s superannuation fund. The power generated from the solar system is sold back to the business and the investment return forms part of the owner’s superannuation return. The system gives a 17.3% return while allowing for only a 5.5 day working week where savings can be made. After two years of these returns, Cub Campers decided to add an extra 20kWs to their system in late 2015 to further increase their savings.
Cub Campers were presented with the Excellence in Environmental Innovation award for 2013 for the solar installation at their premises. SCE are also very proud of this Environment award and are very honoured to be able to make the claim that the Cub Camper system was the first ever Panel level Tigo Embedded smart system to be installed in Australia. The director Roger Fagan, who already had several solar systems of his own and was familiar with solar technology, was very enthusiastic about the functionality of the smart module solar.
Project: Cub Campers
Installation date: 2013, 2015
System type NSW: 234 x 250watt UPSOLAR Smart modules, Fronius CL60 centralized Inverter with Fronius DC String Combiner box and isolator on the roof. Additional 80 x 250watt TrinaSmart Smart modules added to the existing system.
System size: 78kWs (58kW original system installed May 2013, added another 20kWs in January 2015)
Location: North Rocks, NSW
Rebate assistance: $62,160
Annual Energy Production: 131,531kWh per year and 360.4kWh per day
Annual CO2 saved: 107,860kg per year and 295.5kg per day
Safety: Tigo DC management system with full optimization and Rapid Shutdown compliance