When our Infrastructure team in Victoria were awarded the Halls Road East contract award from Major Road Projects Victoria (MRPV), the team set themselves a stretch target of having a fully sustainable site office and compound where they weren’t reliable on the electrical grid.
The team approached Sky Energy for some off-grid expertise and a solar and battery solution that would enable solar power energy to generate enough kWh to power the office, lunchrooms, meeting room and amenities, and also designed in a way for the panels to remain intact for transport to another location once the project was complete.
It took three months from engagement with Sky Energy to the system being installed and functional. During this time, Sky Energy and MACA were able to calculate the energy output required, design, procure and install 30 solar panels and six batteries.
MACA Project Manager Luke Gilling said in previous projects MACA relied on powering its site offices and compounds from diesel powered generators which emit and contribute to high carbon dioxide emission.
“By engaging Sky Energy and installing the solar panels and sky box system we were able to reduce the reliance on diesel generators significantly.
“With a design life of 15 years for the Sky Box and 25+ years for the solar panels, the system can be utilised for many future projects and this technology is already being explored to assist North East Link site offices and compounds,” he said.
Watch the Sky Energy and Hall Road case study below.