• Utility scale solar – Uterne Part 2
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    SunPower have released their time-lapse video of the construction of the Uterne II tracking solar PV plant. While at SunPower, I negotiated the sale of the site (including the 969kW T20 plant seen in the background) to Epuron, an Australian solar and wind power developer. I then worked with Epuron to negotiate the EPC agreement…

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  • Solar and irrigation pumping
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    On the face of it, solar photovoltaic (PV) equipment seems a perfect match for irrigation pumping. And it can be. But a recent project in northern Victoria showed some interesting results on the best size of solar to suit their needs. Firstly, for those of you using diesel, then solar will be cheaper. While it’s…

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  • Utility scale solar Alice Springs
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    This is an interesting video produced by Dara Switchboards who conducted electrical installation at the site. Uterne (which means “bright sunny day” in the local language) was originally a 1MW utility scale solar array constructed by SunPower as part of the Alice Springs Solar Cities program. The 1MW was built using the SunPower T20 product, which…

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