NHP Electrical Engineering Products has partnered with Kangan Institute and Smarter Green in a milestone project involving the design and installation of a state-of-the-art training facility for solar solutions.
NHP provided its expertise as a recognised solar solutions provider to assist Kangan Institute in setting up a pioneering learning centre designed to redefine training and education in the solar industry sector. NHP engaged the services of Smarter Green Pty Ltd for the design and installation of the centre using quality NHP renewable energy products and the combined technical and engineering expertise of NHP and Smarter Green.
According to Raymond Ward, NHP’s Sales Representative who worked closely on the project, following discussions with Kangan who expressed an interest in NHP’s solar products and services, the company arranged to partner with Smarter Green to create a design that met the scope of the solar training to be offered at the learning centre.
The complete fit-out included the installation of a custom manufactured manually adjustable 1kW, 2-axis solar tracker coupled with a standalone cabinet for testing, measuring and experimentation within the grounds, 4 x 1.5kW roof mounted solar arrays, ENA solar inverters, and a main PLC control board to control the entire system and create various environments to help students understand possible problems associated with a solar PV installation. A PTZ camera was also fitted to view the system from the classroom in addition to some shade controls that enable the students to create different yield environments.
Tony Devlin, Energy Consultant from Smarter Green added that NHP provided some of the best quality products for the project in addition to the engineering support required to bring the project together.
NHP views the recent venture with Kangan Institute of TAFE and Smarter Green as an investment in the future of the solar industry. NHP looks forward to further involvement on similar projects in the future while continuing to provide the commercial and industrial sectors of the industry with complete energy management solutions for their projects.