Client: Solar Systems Pty Ltd

CTP Scope:

Optimisation Study

  • Design Phase: March – July 2011
Project Goal:

Optimisation study for a 2MW CPV project, evaluating the cost, risk and performance of a range of different system configurations in order to arrive at a preferred design and specification.

Project Challenges:

Wide scope

Project Results:
  • Design tool was developed for Solar Systems that automates the electrical design – sizing of cables, selection of inverters and impact of junction boxes. This tool facilitated a detailed cost analysis of the many potential configurations available. The tool was designed to be forward compatible and the process documented so that the analysis can be simply replicated for future projects.
  • System cost was analysed alongside risk, efficiency and a detailed supplier and product evaluation against shortlisted options in order to finalise the system design and specification.