Construction of a Small Scale Solar Farm
Start Date: Jun 1, 2020
Construction of a Small Scale Solar Farm
A project to research the practicality and how-to of building a small scale solar farm. The research was conducted in Australia and so is based on data from the Australian weather services. Legalities are also based on the Australian legal requirements for a construction. The project involves a variety of subject areas.

The initial modelling to determine practicality was done with software. These models are based on freely available sun data in Australia. The scipt can be viewed here.

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To download the file, click here: Once the project was determined theoretical practical, with a sufficient return on investment, a detailed account of the various project expenses was constructed. This balance sheet is viewable here.

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To download the file, click here: Once the practical and financial aspects of the project were understood, the legalities were then pursued. These are only applicable if the solar farm is to be connected to a national grid. In order to sell the energy produced, this is necessary.

The do's and don'ts are covered in various 'Australian Standards' - these are documents stating what is allowed in connection to a national grid. Below is the very arduous summary I produced converting the legal and technical jargon into plain English.

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