Off-grid Power for Wildlife Shelter

9 March 2020

After the devastation of this summer’s bushfires in East Gippsland, we are happy to play our part in the recovery phase – and restoring power is a key part of this rebuild.

Thanks to generous donations from our friends at Tesla, Trina Solar, Clenergy Australia and Fronius, we have been able to donate a portable emergency power system to the Bruthen Bat and Roo Wildlife Shelter.

Tesla provided a pair of Powerwall batteries (with a total of 27kWh of usable electricity) to provide temporary power for the refuge. These batteries are paired with 10kW of solar panels (provided free of charge by Trina), a Primo inverter donated by Fronius, and a ground mounted framing system donated by Clenergy.

Our in-house engineers designed and installed a portable system to power the site, with the entire project scoped and delivered within a week.

This emergency power system will allow the refuge to provide critical medical care to injured animals, including storage of medicine and climate control. When the mains electricity returns, we can simply pack the system up and move it to somewhere else where it’s needed.

This project was a monumental challenge for our team to deliver, but we are thrilled to see the result.