Kyocera (News - Alert) Solar Inc announced the completion of the installation of 100kW Kyocera photovoltaic (PV) modules at ABB Australia’s Moorebank facility. The custom rooftop solar installation along with ABB’s high-performance inverter was aimed at reducing ABB Australia’s environmental impact by producing approximately 121,800 kWh of clean, renewable energy annually and offsetting 6 percent of the daily energy needs at the Moorebank facility. Kyocera Solar Inc is a leading provider of solar electric energy solutions.
In a release, Anthony Froelich, Sales Manager, ABB Australia, said, “ABB's goal is to engineer power and automation systems that enhance our customers’ success while minimizing their impact on the environment. When we looked at our own business, we realized we could make a reduction in our own energy requirements by installing solar. After researching thoroughly we knew that only Kyocera solar modules would provide the quality and reliability we're looking for on a long-term basis. Our priority was to use high-quality components that offer proven long operating life. We chose every aspect of our solar installation – from component manufacturers to the installer, Autonomous Energy -- based on their credentials and reliability.”
Kyocera Solar completed the PV rooftop installation of a fully functional solar array of 400 high-efficiency and highly reliable Kyocera solar modules in November 2013 at the Moorebank facility. ABB combined its high-performance PVS800 100kW Central ABB Inverter with the solar array, in order to maximize the amount of usable and renewable solar energy.
George Phani, National Manager, Kyocera Solar Australia, said, "It's encouraging to see ABB and many other commercial customers making the switch to solar not just for cost-reduction but also because it's the right thing to do for our planet. Kyocera is delighted to offer full turnkey services that will serve these companies well for many years to come.”
ABB central invertor optimized the conversion of the PV solar installation’s direct current (DC) output into alternating current (AC), to be used by electrical grid. During the installation, Kyocera and system installer Autonomous Energy provided high-quality components and on-site health and safety. It is estimated that the 100kW PV system will yield 121,800 kWh of clean energy annually, which can offset nearly 2417 tons of carbon dioxide emissions over a period of 20 years.
Edited by Cassandra Tucker