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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.
Fast Facts On The Project
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.
Thank you to everyone who visited us at AgQuip 2017 in Gunnedah, NSW. RFI has been exhibiting at AgQuip for more than 25 years. It is an excellent place for us to showcase our solar and IoT technology solutions to the bush. The team were kept busy over the 3 days with product spotlights, on solar and battery storage, monitoring and control and wireless communications. This was the first year we brought our Maxon range of modems to the show. See you all next year!