Rapid Solar Module takes shape in the Pilbara

06 October 21

Rapid Solar Module (RSM) installation is taking shape in the Pilbara.

CDI Energy’s proprietary, redeployable solar array is supporting a mining company to implement sustainable renewable energy solutions – drastically offsetting its diesel consumption and reducing its carbon footprint.

The innovative solution is 30 per cent more cost effective than traditional options on the market, with a smaller footprint and faster installation time frames.

The RSM required minimal preparation time as the system was partially prefabricated in CDI Energy’s workshop, before being transported to the Pilbara earlier this month. A team of five CDI technicians are currently installing the system onsite.

The Pilbara project consists of a 100kW RSM PV array, 161kWh battery storage system and a 90kW inverter charger arrangement with two 110kVa generators.

“Generating 1.5 to 2 times more energy from the same amount of land than conventional fixed tilt or single axis tracking solutions, our RSM is quick to install with a minimal land footprint,” explained Mr Bower.

The entire system is designed for bespoke maintenance and is completely scalable for tailored energy requirements.

CDI Energy’s CEO and Founder Darryl Bower said the Pilbara installation was an exciting project, featuring one of the biggest batteries the company had designed to date.

“We are very pleased to be able to provide this technology to our customers and excited to see the mining sector transitioning to renewables,” he said.

CDI Energy’s RSM can also be easily dismantled and re-deployed to a new site if no longer needed, making them particularly beneficial to our mining clients with short mine lives.

Projects like this highlight why CDI Energy is an industry leader in delivering clean energy projects to mining clients across WA.

“It has only been six weeks from the design of the energy storage system and micro grid to its delivery and installation in the Pilbara – which is an extremely fast turnaround,” Mr Bower said.