We’ve done a SNAPSHOT comparison of
remote power systems over a 10 year period

With an estimated difference of $427,000* the choice to install a Solar power system, with backup generator, makes a lot of sense.

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Generator only
power system

Over 10 years

9  kVA Generator using 2.5 L / hr = 60L / day = 21,900L / year = $39,420 per annum fuel costs

Generator service required every fortnight (330 hrs) = $7,800 per annum service costs

Running costs for 10 years = $472,200

Four generators, year 0, 3, 6, 9 = $48,000
(Generator lifespan of 25,000 hours = replacement every 3 years)

Total cost for 10 years

$520,000*

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solar & back up generator Hybrid POWER system

Over 10 years

(Based on 200 hours per annum generator use)

Generator fuel costs 2.5 L / hr at 200 hrs / year = $500

Bi-annual service = $1600 per annum

Running costs for 10 years = $21,000

9 kVA Generator = $12,000

10 kW PV array with 60kW battery bank system = $60,000


Total cost for 10 years

$93,000*


*Estimated system supply cost only, travel and installation labour not included.