What are the benefits of SPS?
In rural and remote areas, customers are serviced by powerlines that stretch over long distances. Using stand-alone power systems, (SPS), instead of poles and wires on suitable properties and locations has a number of benefits, including:
- Improved power reliability: as power is generated on-site, customers can expect up to 90% less power outages.
- Enabling lower emissions: up to 90% of the SPS electricity comes from solar panels and the stored solar energy in the battery, creating a more renewable energy source to power homes and businesses.
- Suited to customer needs: SPS units come in different sizes so they can be adapted to suit a customer’s energy needs.
- Small footprint: In most cases, asset footprint, will be reduced from tens of kilometres of powerlines to the maximum of a 400sqm SPS installation.
- Reduced bushfire risk: SPS makes powerlines and poles in the area redundant. These are then ‘switched off’ and decommissioned, significantly reducing the risk of bushfire.
- Lower maintenance costs: SPS allow for the removal of power poles and powerlines which reduces network maintenance costs.