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Springfontein Dairy’s Solar Power Installation

Springfontein Dairy, located in the picturesque region of Underberg, KwaZulu-Natal, has been grappling with a weak and unreliable grid power supply. This inconsistent power has caused frequent failures of sensitive machinery, disrupting daily operations, and causing significant downtime.

This AC-coupled solar system, installed by Specialized Solar System’s commercial team, significantly enhances the reliability of the power supply at Springfontein Dairy. By generating and storing solar energy, the dairy ensures continuous and stable power for its operations. The Victron Quattro inverters play a crucial role in maintaining a pure sine wave output, safeguarding machinery from power anomalies.

  • Energy is stored using our new stackable architecture battery, the Storagedock LV-COM. This lithium iron phosphate (LiFePO4) battery design allows for effective transportation and ease of installation.
  • Important Terminology:
  • A module is an individual 15 kWh battery unit.
  • A stack is a number of modules connected in parallel (up to 6 units) and positioned on top of each other, with a foot piece and a BMU at the very top, forming a battery stack.

With this installation, Springfontein Dairy not only mitigates the risk of equipment failure due to power issues but also moves towards a more sustainable and cost-effective energy solution. This project exemplifies how modern solar technology can solve traditional energy problems, promoting both efficiency and sustainability in agricultural practices.

Project Client NameSpringfontein Dairy
Country and ProvinceSouth Africa, Kwazulu Natal
Location of the ProjectUnderberg, KZN
System TypeAC-coupled Solar System
Inverter Type45kVA
Panel Mount positionAlready existing
Storage (usable) kWh60kWh lithium iron phosphate (LiFePO4)
kWp 75kWp
Problems faced by ClientInconsistent grid power has caused frequent failures of sensitive machinery, disrupting daily operations and causing significant downtime
Solution ProvidedInstallation of a pure sine wave Victron inverter system, designed to provide cleaner and more reliable power. This system protects the delicate machinery at Springfontein Dairy from the detrimental effects of power fluctuations
System Metrics3 X 15kVA Victron Quattro’s, 60kWh Storagedock LV batteries (lithium iron phosphate (LiFePO4))

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  • Discover how solar innovation is transforming agriculture! View more information about our agriculture section at this link.
  • Witness the power of sun-driven success! Check out some of our recent solar-powered commercial projects at this link.
  • Need your system maintained, check out our system maintenance page for more info.

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