Territory Stories

Renewable energy systems

Details:

Title

Renewable energy systems

Creator

Bushlight; Centre for Appropriate Technology (Alice Springs, N.T.)

Collection

E-Publications; E-Books; PublicationNT

Date

2006

Description

Cover title. Front cover: "Light and life in the bush."

Abstract

This publication contains detailed images of RE systems installed by Bushlight contractors, and is intended to demonstrate and showcase the work of the renewable industry in Australia. It is also intended to act as a handy reference guide for people working with or in the RE industry in Australia, showing examples of appropriate RE system installation standards applied in the field.

Notes

Made available via the Publications (Legal Deposit) Act 2004 (NT)

Table of contents

1. Photovoltaic Array -- 2. Batteries -- 3. Control Equipment -- 4. Demand Side Management -- 5. Sheds and Fencing -- 6. Documentation -- 7. Acknowledgements

Language

English

Subject

Aboriginal Australians; Services; Remote area power supply systems; Renewable energy sources

Publisher name

Bushlight, the Centre for Appropriate Technology

Place of publication

Alice Springs

Format

65 pages : colour illustrations ; 22 cm.

File type

application/pdf

Use

Copyright

Copyright owner

Bushlight, the Centre for Appropriate Technology

License

https://www.legislation.gov.au/Series/C1968A00063

Related links

www.bushlight.org.au

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/299698

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/381989

Page content

12 Bushlight Renewable Energy Systems Marshalling Boxes Installed in protected location under array or other shaded location (not on roof or in direct sunlight) Conduits securely fastened wiring inside array frame preferable Maintain IP rating by using appropriate glands Neat internal wiring with sufficient length to enable string currents to be measured (tonged) during maintenance Install Metal Oxide Varistors (MOVs) on each array string to protect against transient over- voltages One circuit breaker per array string Use only circuit breakers with appropriate DC rating for PV string voltage Avoid connecting multiple cables in single or double screw (BP) connectors use earth and neutral bars insulate bars or cover appropriately Apply appropriate labelling


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