Aussie-made Tindo Solar Panels Power Queensland’s Remote Parks

The Queensland government is using Australia-made solar panels as it replaces the power systems at its remote National Park facilities.

The Queensland Parks and Wildlife Services’ ‘Turning the Parks Green’ program replaced Remote Area Power Systems (RAPS) at five National Park Ranger Bases during 2020-21, using high-performance solar modules made by Adelaide’s Tindo Solar – Australia’s only manufacturer of solar panels.

The state-of-the-art remote renewables systems – designed and installed by Brisbane energy company, Solar Hybrids – were installed on QPWS Ranger Bases at K’Gari (Fraser Island), Diamantina, Welford, Lakefield and New Laura. The systems provide autonomous renewable power to QPWS Rangers and their families, enabling critical services such as water purification, irrigation, plumbing and fire-fighting.

Shayne Jaenisch, Chief Executive Officer of Tindo Solar, said the decision of the Queensland Government to choose Australia-made solar panels – as well as Australia-made Selectronic and SunLock hardware – was a shot in the arm for Australian manufacturing, and an indication that Australian governments were ready to prioritise quality, reliability and safety in their energy transition rather than primarily focusing on cost.

“We congratulate the Queensland government for taking the lead on this issue,” said Mr Jaenisch. “They have installed world’s-best power systems for their remote bases and specified durability, safety and reliable power output under harsh conditions, rather than demanding the cheapest.”

Mr Jaenisch said Tindo Solar panels were not as cheap as Chinese imports, but they came with a 25-year warranty (imports offer 10), used superior materials, and produced performance that consistently topped the independent solar panel rankings by Choice and Desert Knowledge Australia Solar Centre.

“The new Queensland Ranger base systems have online performance monitoring and control portals, as well as sophisticated monitoring of fault redundancy, system reliability and longevity. They have a mix of AC and DC coupled solar, and fault alarms for the systems’ air conditioners and backup diesel generators,” said Mr Jaenisch. “They’re globally best-of-breed and they’re powered by solar panels made here, in Australia.”

Mr Jaenisch said Australia had been early into solar energy, and had focused on lowering costs through higher installation volumes, which made it hard for Australian panels to compete against imports. However, cost-benefit analyses showed that Tindo’s panels had better longevity, greater safety and were more likely to produce power at the claimed rating over a long period.

“The Queensland Government needed a very tough solar panel that produces reliable power in a harsh climate, allowing remote systems to be weaned off diesel,” said Mr Jaenisch. “They selected Tindo Solar panels and we are very proud of that vote of confidence.”

Source: https://www.tindosolar.com.au/

Tell Us What You Think

Do you have a review, update or anything you would like to add to this news story?

Leave your feedback
Your comment type
Submit
Azthena logo

AZoM.com powered by Azthena AI

Your AI Assistant finding answers from trusted AZoM content

Azthena logo with the word Azthena

Your AI Powered Scientific Assistant

Hi, I'm Azthena, you can trust me to find commercial scientific answers from AZoNetwork.com.

A few things you need to know before we start. Please read and accept to continue.

  • Use of “Azthena” is subject to the terms and conditions of use as set out by OpenAI.
  • Content provided on any AZoNetwork sites are subject to the site Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.
  • Large Language Models can make mistakes. Consider checking important information.

Great. Ask your question.

While we only use edited and approved content for Azthena answers, it may on occasions provide incorrect responses. Please confirm any data provided with the related suppliers or authors. We do not provide medical advice, if you search for medical information you must always consult a medical professional before acting on any information provided.

Your questions, but not your email details will be shared with OpenAI and retained for 30 days in accordance with their privacy principles.

Please do not ask questions that use sensitive or confidential information.

Read the full Terms & Conditions.