Flinders Island - Remote Area Power System (RAPS) - Ground Mounted Solar Panels

Trouser Point, Flinders Island

  • Design Phase: December 2004
  • Main Installation: November 2005
  • Full System Commissioning: July 2006

Client: Private Client

Project Goals

Design, supply and install a stand alone power system to suit load requirements of 9.8 kW hours per day.


  • Ground-mounted photovoltaic array (to avoid local high wind-loading) consisting of 16 x 160W Schott Solar PV panels.
  • 24 x 1750Ah Battery Energy Sun-Gel batteries.
  • Selectronic PS1 6/48 Inverter/Charger.
  • Auto-start ACP-100 Powerguard fitted to Quietline generator.
  • Complete system documentation including maintenance schedule and log sheets.


Expected renewable energy supply:

  • 3.035 Mega Watt hours per annum

Expected diesel energy required:

  • 764.5 kW hours per annum