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ABB goes solar at its Moorebank facility

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article image ABB’s Moorebank Solar Project

Leading power and automation technology company ABB Australia has installed a 100kW rooftop photovoltaic (PV) power system at its Moorebank, New South Wales site.

This is the second ABB site in Australia to introduce solar, reinforcing ABB’s commitment to clean and sustainable energy while reducing overall environmental impact. The 100kW photovoltaic system is expected to harness approximately 121,804 kWh of clean energy annually.

The 400-module photovoltaic installation was commissioned in November and will contribute six percent of Moorebank’s daily energy usage covering a site measuring over 27,000 square metres of office and factory space and accommodating over 500 employees. ABB worked collaboratively with suppliers Kyocera and system installer Autonomous Energy on the installation.

ABB Australia's country manager Axel Kuhr explains that solar is no longer just an alternative but a real energy choice. The Kyocera solar modules were chosen for this project due to their proven reliability and lifetime operating standards. 

To raise the efficiency of the system, ABB has installed its high performance PVS800 100kW central inverter, which converts the DC generated by solar modules into high quality and CO2-free AC that can be fed into the distribution network. The optimised system control and a maximum power point tracking (MPPT) algorithm maximise energy and feed-in revenues.

Ideal for large scale photovoltaic power plants, ABB’s inverters are available from 100kW up to 1000kW, complete with a wide range of communications options including remote monitoring.

ABB offers a wide range of products, systems and solutions for the solar power industry. ABB’s solar portfolio ranges from turnkey photovoltaic power plants through to complete power and automation solutions for CSP plants for commercial and industrial rooftop PV installations. The recent acquisition of Power-One also enables ABB to offer a wide range of solutions for residential PV installations. 

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