Remote Area Power
What is Remote Area Power?
Remote area power is an off-grid electricity solution for locations that do not have access to a traditional electricity distribution system.
Within a remote area power solution, there is typically more than one method of generating electricity, for example solar, diesel and hybrid power generation.
Power storage for a remote area solution can be implemented through batteries.
What we do
Our business was built on delivering sustainable power solutions to some of the most remote parts of Australia. A typical solution could include a range of different power infrastructure, from solar or hybrid systems, through to rectifiers, DC power systems and DC power plants.
When it comes to the installation and commissioning of solutions, we have an extensive suite of specialist vehicles to aid in delivery, from custom 4WD’s and flatbeds, through to caravans to support accommodation requirements for projects delivered into remote areas.
The Solar Cube is designed to supply continuous power without the needs for mains power. Using a combination of solar arrays and battery bank, the Solar Cube is customisable to various voltages and capacities and can be designed with or without a backup generator. Being pre-manufactured, the unit can be easily deployed in any remote application.
- Designed to suit specific load requirements
- Typical voltages are 12VDC, 24VDC and 48VDC
- Battery backup requirements can be designed to cover hours to days if required
- All Solar Cubes are tested before installation and commissioned onsite by experiences technicians who hold relevant Electrical Contracting licenses
- Process backed by AS/NZS4801
Standalone Power System
CPS National’s Standalone Power System (SPS) is designed to replace mains power as an alternative to traditional poles and wires. Using a combination of solar arrays, diesel generator, inverter and battery bank, the SPS is a robust stand-alone solution to replace mains power, or where mains power is not available.
- 12VDC, 24VDC and 48VDC Solar Hybrid System
- A single controller manages the power solution end-to-end, seamlessly selecting the priority source.
- System can use any combination of diesel, solar and wind power sources to drive DC power application
- MPPT-enabled solar converters/charge controller maximize solar energy production and protect your PV investment
- High temperature graded components avoid the need for special cooling
- N+1 redundancy a single-event fault will not compromise system performance or application availability
- TCP-IP or SNMP or MODBUS network based power management
- Custom Design to meet site requirement
- IP20, IP42 or IP56 fan filtered/air conditioning cabinets to operate up to 55 degrees Celsius for indoor and outdoor applications
DC Solar Hybrid System
The DC Solar Hybrid System provides cost effective, efficient and reliable DC power in off-grid and bad-grid areas. The system is integrated with a controller for multiple energy sources, enabling easy deployment, flexible evolution and priority power assignments.
How we Typically Approach This
We listen to our customers and work closely with them from the inception of a project to understand the unique requirements of all remote area power projects.
Design and Manufacture
Our system design is typically modular and all equipment and integration adheres rigorously to national engineering standards. We use industry leading technology and innovative and robust solutions, backed by our onsite manufacturing facilities in Sydney, NSW and Perth, WA.
Due to the remote nature of project sites, special logistics are often used (for example barges or helicopters) to get staff and equipment to customer site’s that may be isolated by water or terrain that normal off road transport cannot access.
Monitor and Maintain
We provide ongoing maintenance to our clients to keep their remote power infrastructure operating. Through our digitally enabled remote equipment monitoring, we can keep our clients up to date with the performance of their equipment and support them with field service to reduce downtime and ensure optimum performance when required.
Where are remote area power solutions typically deployed?
A remote area power solution will be deployed in geographical regions of Australia where there is limited or no access to traditional power sources. Example of these sites may include:
- Isolated communications towers
- Mining operations
- Isolated commercial and residential premises
- Remote fueling stations
We were contracted to design and build a fully-transportable solar-powered retail fuel outlet in Onslow, Western Australia. The project allows for Caltex Australia to supply 24-hour access to diesel in remote parts of the Pilbara Region.
CPS National was contracted to engineer, procure and construct a stand alone power system for utility provider Horizon Power in Exmouth, Western Australia. The system incorporates battery and solar PV.