Malmsbury Firestation Solar & Tesla Battery install

This is a great result for the Malmsbury community. It ensures we can operate and respond from the fire station during a power outage and it can also be a hub for the community at the same time
Tony Stephens, Malmsbury Fire Brigade Captain
Malmsbury Firestation Solar & Tesla Battery install

Customer

Customer: Malmsbury CFA Fire Station
Location: Malmsbury, Victoria
Commissioned: 2020
Applications: Back up, Self consumption
Size: 10.54kW
Solar panels: 32 x Seraphim 330w Mono Perc panels
Inverter Technology: 1 x Sungrow SG8K-D Inverter
Solar power generation: 12,378kwh per year
Greenhouse gas emissions reduction: 14 tonnes

Solar and Powerwall providing back up for a rural fire station in grid outages.

Opportunity

During emergency events, like bush fires, it is common for the electricity grid to go down. This causes significant issues for regional communities’ communication systems, storage of medicines, food refrigeration and internet. To help protect these services, Malmsbury Fire Station were searching for a solution that could provide backup power in the instance of a grid outage to keep critical operations running and provide shelter for members of the community with no power.

Solution

Specialized Solar Solutions installed 10.54 kW of solar and Powerwall at Malmsbury Fire Station. The purchase of Powerwall was enabled through the Central Victorian Greenhouse Alliance (CVGA) solar bulk buy programs, which helps install free solar and battery systems on community buildings and schools across the region. Tesla Powerwall stores excess solar energy and ensures backup power for Malmsbury Fire Station is delivered instantaneously when the grid goes down. Additionally, Powerwall helps lower power costs through access to renewable energy day and night, reducing reliance on the grid and decreasing the Station’s
environmental footprint.

Results

Powerwall will be able to provide at least one full day of power autonomy in the event of an outage, and depending on weather conditions, the system can run indefinitely whilst the grid is down. With back up power, Malmsbury Fire Station can continue to run their critical operations like communications and internet, while providing a shelter with power to the community of Malmsbury.