The solar-powered system will save the Arsenal a substantial amount of natural gas when the buildings being served have no need for steam by eliminating thermal losses associated with approximately 2,000 feet of steam piping
The benefits of the system are reduced fuel consumption, reduced emissions, reduced noise levels at the employee housing and lower annual operational costs.
Customized solution of power system components to meet existing infrastructure site constraints.
SunWize worked with their customer, SEC Automation, to provide power in remote sites for dissolved oxygen (D.O.) monitoring sites at two hydro plants for the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission
Design summaries, created by SunWize, assisted SEC with the building and configuration of the solar powered D.O./radio control systems. Two separate systems consisting of two solar powered remote radios, D.O. analyzers and a master ModBus radio were installed at key locations along the river.
The system solution is a grid-tied SunWize® Power Online consisting of a 60 watt battery charger and a 48-hour battery bank assembled in a standard aluminum pole mounted enclosure
The security systems are immune to power failures and have an inherent 5-day battery backup to ensure power during inclement weather. The customer’s pre-existing central monitoring allows the remote systems to survey the large area with minimal manpower.
Biomark turned to SunWize for a low maintenance, reliable solar power system. Pre-engineered to continuously power the system through the winter during periods of low solar activity, SunWize developed an appropriately sized Power Ready solar system specifically tailored to the Biomark’s PIT system loads in order to maximize reliability and minimize costs.
SunWize engineers designed 5 models so the customer could choose the correct system to best meet each power requirement at a particular location. Some systems were carried to the sites by people and some on horseback.
One of the logistical challenges facing SunWize was the transportation of foundation materials to the site via boat and manual labor. To avoid the tremendous effort associated with the transport of materials such as cement and aggregate, SunWize used earth augers as solar array anchor points. The augers were hand installed and exceed specifications for maxi-mum wind loading at 120 mph.
The site consists of a high-precision GPS instrument powered exclusively by SunWize equipment. The nearest power line is 25 km away. This site has now been running for 6 years without any data loss. Research is also being conducted in the Lost River Range of Idaho.