Featured Projects

Byron Bay Solar Electric Train

Driven by a Solar Electric Drive System at 70 tonnes, the “Red Rattler” is a restored passenger train able to travel at 70km/h, accelerating from 0 to 40km/h in 30 seconds!

The Byron Bay Railroad Company restored a heritage listed train and three kilometers of railway line linking two Byron Bay Centers.

This is a world-first Solar Train brought to you by Byron Bay Railway Company and Solar Power Australia/ELMOFO.

Stockton Breakwall

The solar lighting system on the Stockton Breakwall which allows ships and tugboats to safely navigate their way into the Newcastle Harbour at night.

Bond University

18.4kW grid connect solar power system on Australia’s first 6-Star Energy Rated building at Bond University in Robina QLD.

This system comprises of 105 x Sharp 175W monocrystalline solar modules, our Solar Rail mounting system, 3 x Fronius IG60 grid connect inverters (1 per phase) and a Fronius datalogger for system monitoring.

Solar Power Australia also installed a 1kW vertical axis wind turbine which feeds power to the grid via a SMA Windyboy 1100W grid connect inverter.

7kW Grid Feed Solar System Darling Harbour

7.2kW grid feed solar power system installed in Darling Harbour NSW for the Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority (SHFA). Energy Australia purchase the exported green power to contribute to their green energy production.

The system comprises 90 x 83 Watt BP Solar (Solarex) panels and 2 x Fronius IG40 Grid Feed Inverters c/w full data logging. This system runs at a nominal panel voltage of 440V.

Grid-Feed Solar System Muswellbrook Shire Council

2.1kW grid feed solar power system installed above the entrance of the Muswellbrook Shire Council Administration building.

System has 12 x Sharp 175W solar panels connected to a Fronius IG20 grid feed inverter with datalogging and comms cards to facilitate the connection of a PC. The PC is located in the foyer and utilises Fronius control and information software to display the system status and generation data.

Scone Grammar School

5.7kW grid-feed system installed at Scone Grammar School in 2009 includes 32 x Sharp 180W monocrystalline solar panels connected to a Fronius IG60 6700Wdc grid connect inverter. A Fronius datalogger is incorporated for system monitoring.

CSIRO Energy Centre

An experimental battery-connected, grid-feed solar & wind hybrid system at the CSIRO Energy Centre in Newcastle NSW.

This system included a Bergey XL.1 wind turbine on a 20m tower, 6 x BP Solar BP4175 175W monocrystalline solar modules on a solar tracker, an Outback Power Systems MX60 MPPT solar controller, Battery Energy SunGel deep cycle battery bank and a Xantrex SW3024E pure sine inverter charger performing the battery connected grid feed functionality.

Garie Beach Surf House

In 2008 we designed and installed a standalone Solar and Battery System to support the Surf Lifesaving Club building, offices, kiosk and amenities along with the National Parks office. We have provided ongoing support and maintenance over the past 8 years with a full upgrade completed in 2017.

Newcastle City Council Pedestrian Crossing Solar Lighting

In 2015 Newcastle City Council approached Solar Power Australia to provide a lighting system for a new crossing being installed on Wharf Road. Made to order, our solar lights have a custom distribution pattern to meet Australian Standards for Pedestrian Crossings.

Newcastle City Council No.2 Sportsground Energy Storage System

ELMOFO E-Cells were chosen by Newcastle City Council over other alternatives for their No.2 Sportsground Energy Storage System. The E-Cells incorporate an Australian engineered Batrium BMS (Battery Management System) which enables integration with an advanced monitoring system and ensures maximum safety and lifespan.