As part of the micro grid, solar panels are installed in an area the size of a soccer field, along with a 300 kWh DC battery system with one-hour storage.

A micro grid controller will integrate the clean, renewable energy from the solar panels and the battery storage with the existing diesel distribution system. The controller will balance generation and energy storage to reduce diesel generator use in the community, shutting diesel off entirely at times. This will eliminate more than 300 tonnes of carbon emissions annually.

So, what does this mean?

– 300 tonnes of carbon emissions will be eliminated annually through the micro grid

– 20 years is the expected service life of the micro grid 

– The battery system can store energy from the solar panels

– Gull Bay will be harnessing the energy from the sun through over 1000 solar panels