Energy Solutions

Renewable Energy Solutions

RFI is Australia’s largest distributor of renewable energy, with unmatched experience in the industry for over 35 years. We are one of the industry’s first solar PV suppliers, and continue to be the leader in the industry today. We have designed, installed and supplied solar solutions including: On Grid and Off Grid, rooftop and ground-mount, Building-Integrated (BIPV) and Hybrid Renewable Energy Systems for sectors across Australia. Experienced in both Large and Small scale PV Systems for Government, commercial and industrial applications, RFI offers the experience needed for a successful PV System installation.

EPCM Project Delivery

RFI has the experience, capability resources and financial strength to offer an Engineer, Procure, Construct and Maintenance (EPCM) model for solar power system project delivery. This end to end service provides a low risk, ‘turnkey’ solution for our clients.

Project Management

Often overlooked, professional project management processes are critical to the timely and effective delivery of your solar power project. RFI has a team of highly experienced renewable energy project managers who have worked on large scale solar and energy projects throughout Australia.

From site visit to system commissioning, RFI has the team, logistics and skills to ensure a successful project roll out.

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RFI Energy Solutions

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Northwest Rapid Transit Rail Facility – Sydney Metro Trains Facility

Location Northwest Rapid Transit, Corner of Schofields Rd & Tallawong Rd, Rouse Hill, New South Wales
Size of System 1.12MWP
Solar Modules 3287 × Trina 340W Mono-crystalline solar modules
Inverters 15 × SMA STP60kW 3-phase Tripower inverters
Mounting Clenergy EzRack SolarRoof mounting system with Klip-lok brackets to provide non-penetration mounting solution
Completion October 2017
Customer NSW Government-Sydney Metro Northwest Rapid Transit

RFI supplied, installed and commissioned a 1.1mW solar system at the time, the largest ever installed on a NSW government building. The project in Rouse Hill was delivered on a strict timetable for the Northwest Rapid Transit Facility. 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.

The size of a football field, this project is one of the largest roof top solar systems in Australia, consisting of 3287 340W solar modules and 15 large commercial grid-connected inverters.

Yamba Waste Treatment Centre, NSW

Location Yamba Sewerage Water Treatment Plant, Yamba, NSW
Size of System 44.98 KWP
Solar Modules 173 × Jinko 260W Poly-crystalline solar modules
Inverters 1 × SMA STP25kW 3-phase Tripower inverters; 1 × SMA STP15kW 3-phase Tripower inverters
Mounting Clenergy EzRack SolarRoof mounting system; Roof edge protection – guardrails
Grid Essential Energy NSW
Completion August 2015
Customer Haslin Construction Pty Ltd

RFI completed the EPC (engineering, procurement and construction) for the Yamba water treatment facility. It is a roof mounted 45kW grid-connected system. Fixed guardrails around the roof edges were also supplied and installed. RFI successfully managed multiple sub-contractors in this project to deliver better outcomes.

RFI Melbourne Branch 100kW Solar System with 40kW Energy Storage System

Location Bayswater Victoria
Size of System 99.7kWP PV + 40kWh Battery
Solar Modules 350 x Stion 140W Thin Film solar modules; 190 x 270W / 260W Jinko / Trina / Suntech poly-si solar modules
Inverters 1 × SolarEdge 27.6kW 3-phase inverters; 4 × SolarEdge 10kW 3-phase inverters; 4 × Samsung All-in-One 5kW PV inverters
Mounting Clenergy EzRack SolarRoof mounting system
Batteries 4 × Samsung All-in-One 10kWh Energy Storage System
Completion On-going
Grid Connection SP AusNet

RFI is working on this 100kW roof mounted solar system at the RFI Melbourne Branch to offset the electricity usage and reduce power bills. The 40kWh energy storage system will also reduce the peak demand power on site. Besides design and supply of this battery on-grid PV system, RFI will also liaise with the network provider, obtain grid-connection approval, and manage delivery of the whole project.

Solar in Schools Programs – Rounds 1 & 3

Location 48 School Sites in ACT
Size of System 646kWP PV
Solar Modules Trina 245W Poly-crystalline
Inverters SMA Tripower 10000TL/15000TL
Mounting Roof mount – PV EZ Rack
Grid Connection Utility Grid – Actev AGL

Project scope included site reviews, structural assessments & approvals, dilapidation reports & building approvals along with system design, project planning, procurement, logistics, supply, installation, commissioning, manuals, routine maintenance over the first 4 years & security connections for each solar power system built. This has been an immensely successful project delivered on time and on budget.

RFI Melbourne Branch 100kW Solar System with 40kW Energy Storage System

Location Bayswater Victoria
Size of System 99.7kWP PV + 40kWh Battery
Solar Modules 350 x Stion 140W Thin Film solar modules; 190 x 270W / 260W Jinko / Trina / Suntech poly-si solar modules
Inverters 1 × SolarEdge 27.6kW 3-phase inverters; 4 × SolarEdge 10kW 3-phase inverters; 4 × Samsung All-in-One 5kW PV inverters
Mounting Clenergy EzRack SolarRoof mounting system
Batteries 4 × Samsung All-in-One 10kWh Energy Storage System
Completion On-going
Grid Connection SP AusNet

RFI is working on this 100kW roof mounted solar system at the RFI Melbourne Branch to offset the electricity usage and reduce power bills. The 40kWh energy storage system will also reduce the peak demand power on site. Besides design and supply of this battery on-grid PV system, RFI will also liaise with the network provider, obtain grid-connection approval, and manage delivery of the whole project.

Yamba Waste Treatment Centre, NSW

Location Yamba Sewerage Water Treatment Plant, Yamba, NSW
Size of System 44.98 KWP
Solar Modules 173 × Jinko 260W Poly-crystalline solar modules
Inverters 1 × SMA STP25kW 3-phase Tripower inverters; 1 × SMA STP15kW 3-phase Tripower inverters
Mounting Clenergy EzRack SolarRoof mounting system; Roof edge protection – guardrails
Grid Essential Energy NSW
Completion August 2015
Customer Haslin Construction Pty Ltd

RFI completed the EPC (engineering, procurement and construction) for the Yamba water treatment facility. It is a roof mounted 45kW grid-connected system. Fixed guardrails around the roof edges were also supplied and installed. RFI successfully managed multiple sub-contractors in this project to deliver better outcomes.

Northwest Rapid Transit Rail Facility – Sydney Metro Trains Facility

Location Northwest Rapid Transit, Corner of Schofields Rd & Tallawong Rd, Rouse Hill, New South Wales
Size of System 1.12MWP
Solar Modules 3287 × Trina 340W Mono-crystalline solar modules
Inverters 15 × SMA STP60kW 3-phase Tripower inverters
Mounting Clenergy EzRack SolarRoof mounting system with Klip-lok brackets to provide non-penetration mounting solution
Completion October 2017
Customer NSW Government-Sydney Metro Northwest Rapid Transit

RFI supplied, installed and commissioned a 1.1mW solar system at the time, the largest ever installed on a NSW government building. The project in Rouse Hill was delivered on a strict timetable for the Northwest Rapid Transit Facility. 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.

The size of a football field, this project is one of the largest roof top solar systems in Australia, consisting of 3287 340W solar modules and 15 large commercial grid-connected inverters.

Doomadgee Aboriginal Community , Queensland

Location Doomadgee QLD
Size of System 264kWP
Solar Modules Trina 250W Poly-crystalline
Inverters SMA Sunny Tripower 17000TL
Mounting Ground Mount – Clenergy Solar Terrace III
Grid Connection Diesel Grid

This project included design, supply, installation, testing, commissioning, and certification of a PV power station, connected to an isolated diesel grid, to provide a yearly energy output of 410MWh. The solar array is a ground mount construction on land leased by Ergon in Doomadgee.

Flinders Island Solar Farm, Tasmainia

Location Whitemark, Flinders Island, Tasmania
Size of System 200kWP
Solar Modules 800 x Suntech 250W Poly-crystalline solar modules
Inverters 7 x SMA STP25kW 3-phase Tripower inverters
Mounting Clenergy Solar Terrace II ground mount system – extra galvanised steel posts embedded into concrete piers
Grid Hybrid Energy Grid
Completion Installation completed in 2016, commissioning completed in October 2017.
Customer Entura Hydro Tasmania

This project involved integrating a 200kW ground mount solar farm is into the Flinders Island Hybrid Energy Hub (including solar energy, wind energy, battery storage, and diesel, etc.) which supplies electricity and power to the residents on the island, with the ultimate goal being to reduce Flinders Island’s generation costs. RFI’s scope of work includes design, supply, installation and commissioning of this 200kW ground mount solar system which is designed to operate and last in a high humidity and salty corrosive environment.

University of Western Sydney

Location Hawkesbury Campus, NSW
Size of System 100kWP
Solar Modules Suntech 190W Poly-crystalline
Inverters SMA Tripower 10000TL/15000TL
Mounting Ground mount – NESP Frames
Grid Connection Utility Grid – Integral Energy

RFI designed, supplied and installed this 1 kW ground mounted solar system for the University of Western Sydney.

RFI Melbourne Branch 100kW Solar System with 40kW Energy Storage System

Location Bayswater Victoria
Size of System 99.7kWP PV + 40kWh Battery
Solar Modules 350 x Stion 140W Thin Film solar modules; 190 x 270W / 260W Jinko / Trina / Suntech poly-si solar modules
Inverters 1 × SolarEdge 27.6kW 3-phase inverters; 4 × SolarEdge 10kW 3-phase inverters; 4 × Samsung All-in-One 5kW PV inverters
Mounting Clenergy EzRack SolarRoof mounting system
Batteries 4 × Samsung All-in-One 10kWh Energy Storage System
Completion On-going
Grid Connection SP AusNet

RFI is working on this 100kW roof mounted solar system at the RFI Melbourne Branch to offset the electricity usage and reduce power bills. The 40kWh energy storage system will also reduce the peak demand power on site. Besides design and supply of this battery on-grid PV system, RFI will also liaise with the network provider, obtain grid-connection approval, and manage delivery of the whole project.

Solar in Schools Programs – Rounds 1 & 3

Location 48 School Sites in ACT
Size of System 646kWP PV
Solar Modules Trina 245W Poly-crystalline
Inverters SMA Tripower 10000TL/15000TL
Mounting Roof mount – PV EZ Rack
Grid Connection Utility Grid – Actev AGL

Project scope included site reviews, structural assessments & approvals, dilapidation reports & building approvals along with system design, project planning, procurement, logistics, supply, installation, commissioning, manuals, routine maintenance over the first 4 years & security connections for each solar power system built. This has been an immensely successful project delivered on time and on budget.

Doomadgee Aboriginal Community , Queensland

Location Doomadgee QLD
Size of System 264kWP
Solar Modules Trina 250W Poly-crystalline
Inverters SMA Sunny Tripower 17000TL
Mounting Ground Mount – Clenergy Solar Terrace III
Grid Connection Diesel Grid

This project included design, supply, installation, testing, commissioning, and certification of a PV power station, connected to an isolated diesel grid, to provide a yearly energy output of 410MWh. The solar array is a ground mount construction on land leased by Ergon in Doomadgee.

Flinders Island Solar Farm, Tasmainia

Location Whitemark, Flinders Island, Tasmania
Size of System 200kWP
Solar Modules 800 x Suntech 250W Poly-crystalline solar modules
Inverters 7 x SMA STP25kW 3-phase Tripower inverters
Mounting Clenergy Solar Terrace II ground mount system – extra galvanised steel posts embedded into concrete piers
Grid Hybrid Energy Grid
Completion Installation completed in 2016, commissioning completed in October 2017.
Customer Entura Hydro Tasmania

This project involved integrating a 200kW ground mount solar farm is into the Flinders Island Hybrid Energy Hub (including solar energy, wind energy, battery storage, and diesel, etc.) which supplies electricity and power to the residents on the island, with the ultimate goal being to reduce Flinders Island’s generation costs. RFI’s scope of work includes design, supply, installation and commissioning of this 200kW ground mount solar system which is designed to operate and last in a high humidity and salty corrosive environment.

University of Western Sydney

Location Hawkesbury Campus, NSW
Size of System 100kWP
Solar Modules Suntech 190W Poly-crystalline
Inverters SMA Tripower 10000TL/15000TL
Mounting Ground mount – NESP Frames
Grid Connection Utility Grid – Integral Energy

RFI designed, supplied and installed this 1 kW ground mounted solar system for the University of Western Sydney.

Remote Radio Sites, Across NSW

Combining both from our wireless and energy portfolios – RFI was enlisted by the NSW Police to transition 22 sites from analogue to digital signal processing for their radio communications sites. RFI provided the design & supply for all 22 & a full turnkey solution for the 7 most complex sites, to meet higher energy demands.

The sites are off-grid, standalone & the upgrade included lead acid battery storage, regulators & a customised mounting frame to meet site specific requirements. The system size totals to 43kW.

Doomadgee Aboriginal Community , Queensland

Location Doomadgee QLD
Size of System 264kWP
Solar Modules Trina 250W Poly-crystalline
Inverters SMA Sunny Tripower 17000TL
Mounting Ground Mount – Clenergy Solar Terrace III
Grid Connection Diesel Grid

This project included design, supply, installation, testing, commissioning, and certification of a PV power station, connected to an isolated diesel grid, to provide a yearly energy output of 410MWh. The solar array is a ground mount construction on land leased by Ergon in Doomadgee.

Flinders Island Solar Farm, Tasmainia

Location Whitemark, Flinders Island, Tasmania
Size of System 200kWP
Solar Modules 800 x Suntech 250W Poly-crystalline solar modules
Inverters 7 x SMA STP25kW 3-phase Tripower inverters
Mounting Clenergy Solar Terrace II ground mount system – extra galvanised steel posts embedded into concrete piers
Grid Hybrid Energy Grid
Completion Installation completed in 2016, commissioning completed in October 2017.
Customer Entura Hydro Tasmania

This project involved integrating a 200kW ground mount solar farm is into the Flinders Island Hybrid Energy Hub (including solar energy, wind energy, battery storage, and diesel, etc.) which supplies electricity and power to the residents on the island, with the ultimate goal being to reduce Flinders Island’s generation costs. RFI’s scope of work includes design, supply, installation and commissioning of this 200kW ground mount solar system which is designed to operate and last in a high humidity and salty corrosive environment.

Remote Radio Sites, Across NSW

Combining both from our wireless and energy portfolios – RFI was enlisted by the NSW Police to transition 22 sites from analogue to digital signal processing for their radio communications sites. RFI provided the design & supply for all 22 & a full turnkey solution for the 7 most complex sites, to meet higher energy demands.

The sites are off-grid, standalone & the upgrade included lead acid battery storage, regulators & a customised mounting frame to meet site specific requirements. The system size totals to 43kW.