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As featured in Ecogeneration Magazine- Our Women in Renewables

As featured in Ecogeneration Magazine- Our Women in Renewables

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Five women in our Solar Team were featured in the August 2018 edition of EcoGeneration Magazine. The RFI team includes Leonie DeJager, Jennifer Hilder, Alkyra Hutchison-Menzer, Lois Yutong Li and Hana Said, represent women both new to the industry, as well as involved in the industry for more than a decade. The article features having a frank discussion about women’s  experiences working in the renewables industry. The article, printed in the August edition of Ecogeneration Magazine, is part of their continued support of #womeninrenewables and the @cleanenergycouncil pledge.

A link to the article is here.

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Why Choose Suntech?

Why Choose Suntech?

Suntech has now been a part of the Australian module market since 2001 when it was founded by an Australian with a UNSW doctorate in Solar Power technology.

One of the true pioneers of the Australian solar industry, we reckon if you haven’t had a good look at Suntech lately, it’s time to have another.

Here are 4 great reasons to install Suntech on your next residential or commercial project.

Design & Innovation Unmatched

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1. High-Tech EVA

Highly transparent to provide an extremely stable component connection

2. Strong frame

A hollow chamber profile ensures a tough and high performance frame

3. IP68 Rated Junction Boxes

IP68 rated junction box ensures an outstanding and reliable performance at waterproof level, supports installations in all orientations, and reduces stress on the cables

4. Superior Solar Glass

Low reflection, anti-glare and self-cleaning for maximum output and low maintenance

5. Special 4-5 Busbar Design

Developed and produced for Suntech for high and reliable yields

6. Solid Back Sheet

High level of UVA resistance and long-term durability using DuPont’s Tedlar PVF film

Powerful Warranties for Powerful Products

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Linear Power Output Warranty Product Warranty
Suntech is proud to offer their customers an industry-leading linear warranty. They guarantee a 97% power output in the first year, with nominal output decreases of no more than 0.7% through the module’s 25th year. Thereby one ends with 80.2% nominal power guaranteed in the 25th year after the defined warranty starting date. Suntech is proud to be one of only a few solar module manufacturers in Australia whose products are backed by a 12-year manufacturer’s warranty. Their repair, replacement, or refund remedy guarantees your Suntech products will remain free from defect in materials and workmanship under normal application, installation, use, and service conditions.

VDE Quality Tested

rfi_suntech_vde The VDE Quality-Tested Certification is the seal of approval for a level of quality control that goes beyond existing standards in the PV industry. This level of commitment to quality cannot be introduced overnight. It takes a culture of continuous improvement and years of practice and testing to achieve this outcome. These exacting standards set Suntech apart from our competitors, ensuring unmatched reliability and consistency of solar energy production.

Not Your Average Solar Panel

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Product Range

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RFI Technology Solutions Named Distribution Partner for Nextivity in Australia; Introduces Cel-Fi QUATRA Active DAS Hybrid for the Enterprise

RFI Technology Solutions Named Distribution Partner for Nextivity in Australia; Introduces Cel-Fi QUATRA Active DAS Hybrid for the Enterprise

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SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA and SAN DIEGO – July 30, 2018 – RFI Technology Solutions announced today it has signed a distribution agreement with San Diego-based Nextivity for Cel-Fi QUATRA, an innovative and affordable solution to poor cellular reception inside commercial buildings. RFI will also be distributing the Cel-FI GO range of industrial and mobile coverage repeaters in the Australian market.

Introducing Cel-Fi QUATRA to the Australian Market

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Spotty cellular coverage, poor voice quality, dropped calls, and dead zones continue to plague employees and visitors in business venues. As an all-digital solution that provides uniform, high quality cellular signal throughout a building, and is scalable to the size needed, Cel-Fi QUATRA solves this problem. Cel-Fi QUATRA is an active DAS Hybrid solution that solves coverage issues for 3G/4G/LTE voice and data applications in spaces up to 500,000 sq. ft.

The Cel-Fi QUATRA from Nextivity perfectly complements our significant in-building solutions portfolio,” says Scott Magee, CEO of RFI. “There is tremendous potential in the Australian market and we are pleased to introduce this game-changing solution from Nextivity to our telecommunications partners, installers, and system integrators.”

Cel-Fi QUATRA is designed to improve indoor signal coverage without any risk of interference on the mobile network and can be installed in just days (compared to months typical of other solutions). This solution is also delivered at a price point that meets a small to medium-size enterprise budget.

The easy-to-deploy Cel-Fi QUATRA has been installed in a range of applications, including apartment complexes, hospitals, corporate offices, hotels and manufacturing plants.

Cel-Fi GO for Industrial and Mobile Applications

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RFI will also be supplying Cel-Fi GO range for industrial and mobile applications. The Cel-Fi GO Smart Repeaters boost and distribute cellular signals within a building. These solutions support 3G/4G/4GX LTE voice and data applications, featuring industry-leading 70 dB system gain.

Cel-Fi GO Stationary is a smart signal repeater, ideal for use in homes, businesses, commercial properties, government buildings, agricultural settings, small manufacturing operations and rural areas.

The Cel-Fi GO Mobile smart signal repeater is designed for mobile applications including trucks, vehicles, RVs, and boats.

RFI will be releasing additional information on the Cel-Fi GO range in the coming months.

About Nextivity

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Headquartered in San Diego, Nextivity Inc. develops the award-winning Cel-Fi family of products for delivering best-in-class cellular coverage for home, office, and on the go – at the lowest cost per decibel. Authorized for use by more than 179 leading global carriers in 98 countries, Cel-Fi products leverage advanced signal processing and intelligent antenna design, and are the world’s only self-configuring, environmentally aware indoor coverage systems. Additional information is available at Cel-Fi.com, on Twitter, LinkedIn, and on Facebook.

About RFI Technology Solutions

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RFI is a global technology solutions company, specialising in wireless coverage and solar power. RFI has one of the largest, most innovative and experienced wireless and solar solutions teams with dedicated engineers, product managers, deployment engineers, logistics, distribution and R&D staff.

RFI’s wireless coverage solutions team has designed, deployed and integrated over 2000 In-building/DAS and underground communications systems to carriers, building operators and contractors across Australia. This includes networks for road and rail tunnels, stadiums, shopping centres, multi-story office buildings, hospitals and airports. We are proud to be an Australian success story with manufacturing, distribution and warehousing across Australia, NZ, the USA and the UK.

Nextivity, the Nextivity logo, Cel-Fi, Smart Signal Booster, and Supercell are registered trademarks of Nextivity Incorporated in the United States and/or other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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RFI Now Offers New Connectivity Solutions.

RFI Now Offers New Connectivity Solutions.

As featured in Critical Comms Magazine, RFI has launched some exciting new connectivity solutions!

Click the links below to learn more about our comprehensive range of Fibre Connectivity and IoT/M2M Connectivity.

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Fibre / Data Connectivity IoT / M2M Connectivity
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Introducing Enphase IQ7

Introducing Enphase IQ7 - Available Now at RFI

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RFI is excited to be an authorised distributor of the new Enphase IQ7 micro-inverter range. Enphase’s seventh-generation microinverters are powered by our unique software-defined architecture, offering the most efficient design with a single hardware SKU worldwide. With 96.5% EU efficiency, the IQ 7 series produces up to 23% more power at nearly half the weight of the S-Series.

The All New Enphase IQ7

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Enphase IQ 7 + Enphase IQ 7
Suitable For Residential / Commercial Suitable For Residential / Commercial
Commonly Used Module Pairing –Input Power 235-400W Commonly Used Module Pairing –Input Power 195-330W
Module Compatibility 60- and 72-cell modules Module Compatibility 60-cell modules
Smart Grid Ready Smart Grid Ready
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Key Features

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Light

  • Much easier handling on the roof
  • IQ 7 is 47% lighter than S270
Flexible

  • New lighter Q Cable for more flexible design
  • Simpler branch layout
Powerful

  • Supports both 60 and 72 cell modules
  • IQ 7 delivers 23% more power than S-Series
  • Most efficient microinverter at 96.5%

Components and Accessories

Enphase has released a complete range of accessories, including the new Q Cable system and relays.

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PDDs and Downloads

Below are all critical resources you’ll need, including installation guides, information on the new cable and connectors, FAQ’s and much more!

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RFI Signs Distribution Agreement for OCC’s Fibre Cable and Connectivity Range

RFI Technology Solutions (RFI) is pleased to announce that they have signed a distribution agreement with Optical Cable Corporation (“OCC®) covering the Australian, New Zealand and Pacific regions. The agreement provides RFI with distribution rights in these markets for OCC’s range of fiber optic cables, fiber optic connectivity, copper cables and assemblies.

OCC is internationally recognised for engineering and manufacturing of a variety of high-performance, top-tier cabling and connectivity solutions. They are a leading manufacturer of a broad range of fiber optic solutions, offering an integrated suite of high quality products, which operate as a system solution.

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Harsh Environment Specialists

OCC is the ideal choice for industrial fibre applications in harsh environments, making it well suited for SCADA networks in utilities and for solutions in military, oil/gas, transport and mining applications. The OCC range of fibre connectivity includes pigtails and patch leads, enclosures, pre-terminated cables, connectors and adaptors.

We are excited to partner with OCC to incorporate their range of world class fibre into our product portfolio. We believe the range is a great fit to complement our growing fibre and data technology solutions.” Scott Magee, RFI CEO, commented.

Who is OCC?

Optical Cable Corporation (“OCC®”) designs tight-buffered cables to be smarter than the most challenging situations, and tougher than the toughest environments. In addition, OCC’s innovation and expertise has moved beyond cable products to entire connectivity systems.

As pioneers in fibre optic cable, OCC is manufacturing a broad range of tight buffered fiber optic cables and copper data communication cabling and connectivity solutions primarily for specialty and harsh environment applications, including military, industrial, mining, petrochemical, wireless carrier and broadcast applications. OCC offers an integrated suite of high quality products, which operate as a system solution or seamlessly integrate with other providers’ offerings.

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Who is RFI Technology Solutions?

RFI is a global technology solutions company, specialising in wireless coverage and solar power. RFI has one of the largest, most innovative and experienced wireless and solar solutions teams with dedicated engineers, product managers, deployment engineers, logistics, distribution and R&D staff. We are proud to be an Australian success story with manufacturing, distribution and warehousing across Australia, NZ, the USA and the UK.

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RFI’s Fibre and Data Solutions Range

RFI’s fibre and data connectivity solutions are designed specifically for harsh environments. RFI offers a comprehensive range of distribution fibre cable, loose tube fibre cable and enclosures for a range of industrial applications.

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Video Resources

So just why is OCC the perfect solution for harsh environments? The next 2 videos perfectly explain why they’re the preferred choice for installation in mining, tunnels, oil and gas, military, SCADA and other harsh environment applications.

Want to hear from us?

Want one of our Technology Solutions team to visit you and explain the full range? Or do you want to receive more regular communications on the fibre and data solutions we can offer? Register at the link below and we’ll be in touch!

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Introducing RFI’s Solar Modems

RFI designs and manufactures antennas, modems and cloud-based monitoring software to suit Australian 4G bands. Our global-leading modems for solar are rugged and built to last in the harsh Australian conditions.

The Range

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The perfect connectivity solution for remote sites and for commercial systems. 4G cellular for remote monitoring connectivity to the site. WIFI for use during site maintenance visits.

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The Unimax4GX modem provides superior 4GX cellular signal strength performance for energy system monitoring applications.

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RFI expands its mining portfolio with the acquisition of Digital Drift

RFI Technology Solutions is pleased to announce it has acquired the assets of Digital Drift™. Digital Drift™ provides power distribution and high-speed network connectivity to devices in challenging industrial environments, including: underground mines, tunnels, processing plants and agriculture.

The acquisition includes the product designs, intellectual property, manufacturing rights and key staff.

The acquisition of Digital Drift complements our fibre optic and wireless offerings, enabling RFI to provide complete data network solutions to underground mines – from the surface to the working face” Scott Magee, CEO of RFI commented.“This is an exciting technology solution with huge potential and advantages for our customers, particularly in the mining sector.”

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Digital Drift enables underground loaders to be operated from the surface at a nickel mine in Western Australia

An underground nickel mine in Western Australia has deployed the Digital Drift System to remotely operate their underground loaders from the surface. The loaders are fitted with RCT’s ControlMaster Guidance System and work across ore drives on multiple levels. Digital Drift connected eleven levels to the surface at a fraction of the cost of the fibre alternative, and was installed by the mine’s own tradespeople.

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RFI Powers Sydney Metro Trains Facility With 1.12 MW Rooftop Solar Plant

RFI Powers Sydney Metro Trains Facility With 1.12 MW Rooftop Solar Plant

RFI is pleased to announce it has completed supply, installation and commissioning of a 1.12 MW rooftop solar plant on the Northwest Rapid Transit Facility in NSW, Australia.

The installation is the largest solar system ever installed on a NSW government building, located at Rouse Hill, Sydney. The system consists of 3,287 solar modules and 15 large commercial grid-connected inverters.

From June to early October 2017, RFI supplied and delivered all the main system components on site and successfully installed the solar arrays and racking system within a strict project time-line.

“We are very proud to be involved in such an important infrastructure project for the people of Sydney”, Scott Magee, CEO of RFI commented. “With energy costs continuing to increase, we look forward to supporting governments across Australia in their efforts to minimise operating costs through solar energy”.

The Northwest Rapid transit facility will be the new home of the Sydney metro trains project. The Rapid transit facility is a brand new state of the art facility designed for train stabling, maintenance and the Operations Control Centre. All Sydney Metro trains will be serviced at this facility once the $8.3 billion rail network comes into operation in early 2019.

The solar system generates 1.5 million kilowatt hours of electricity a year, enabling Sydney Metro HQ and the new metro stations to reduce electricity operating costs and its carbon footprint.

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Fast Facts On The Project

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Project Overview

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RFI has delivered this 1.12MW roof top solar plant at Rouse Hill for Northwest Rapid Transit facility. It is one of the largest roof top solar systems in Australia, consisting of 3287 of 340W solar modules and 15 large commercial grid-connected inverters. From June to earlier October 2017, RFI supplied and delivered all the main system components on site and successfully installed the solar arrays and racking system within a strict project time-line.

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