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/Details/C2019C00042

Related links

www.bushlight.org.au

Parent handle

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

Citation address

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

Page content

8 Bushlight Renewable Energy Systems Array Structure Support structures manufactured to engineer certified specifications with appropriate wind loading capacity Ensure structure materials are suitable for environmental conditions - hot dipped galvanised in coastal areas Weed matting with a minimum 50 mm aggregate cover to reduce weed growth under array (fire and vermin hazard) Tamper-proof fasteners (if appropriate) to prevent theft of modules Ensure separation of dissimilar metals use aluminium bonded washers or flashing tape to separate aluminium from steel structures or roof cladding Ensure a minimum 100 mm air gap when mounting on a roof structure to allow air flow across the underside of modules Array orientation and tilt mounting angle to designer specifications minimum 10 tilt to allow self cleaning Array modules should be a minimum of 1.2m off the ground and have a maximum height that allows for easy access for maintenance and cleaning