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Risen Energy’s Merredin Solar Farm Is Exporting 100% Capacity To The Grid

Risen Energy (Australia)’s 132MWdc Merredin Solar Farm is connected to the grid, generating 100% capacity straight into the Western Australian network. Merredin Solar Farm is West Australia’s largest completed solar installation and has an expected output of 274GWh of electricity annually, generating enough green energy to power approximately 42,000 Western Australian homes.

The Solar Farm is located on 460ha of former farming and grazing country adjacent to the Western Power Merredin Terminal and will connect to this facility at 220kV. Risen worked closely with network service provider, Western Power and AEMO through the staged live commissioning process and the solar farm is now exporting 100% capacity output, compatible with Western Power’s grid requirements.

“It has been a pleasure to work with Western Power and their smooth coordination with AEMO has enabled us to reach this milestone of achieving a fully operational solar facility which will supply green power.” said Eric Lee, General Manager of Risen Energy (Australia).

Fastest build of a large-scale solar facility and the importance of good stakeholder relations 

Merredin Solar Farm is one of the fastest builds of a large-scale solar farm seen yet.
Due to the close collaboration between WA’s Monford Group and Risen, mechanical completion of the Merredin Solar Farm was achieved in just 3 months. Risen’s large capacity to resource the project meant that they had all materials and resources on site at one given time, allowing it to be put together quickly and without delay.

Ciaran Shannon, General Manager of Monford acknowledged the good working relations between both companies and added that Monford “welcomes the opportunity to deliver further landmark renewable energy projects and support Risen’s commendable goal to deliver 2GW of clean energy to Australia”.

Mr Lee added that Risen’s EPCM team has continued this successful approach on future projects with several tier 1 and tier 2 construction companies, signalling that Risen is on track towards achieving their 2GW goal.

Merredin Solar Farm

As owners of the Merredin Solar Farm project, Risen Energy (Australia) progressed the project from detailed engineering design, through construction, commissioning and operation. The 132 MWdc solar farm consists of 354,452 Risen Energy panels mounted on a single axis tracking system and generates and delivers clean, renewable electricity into the South West Interconnected System (SWIS) making a major contribution to Western Australia’s greenhouse gas reductions.

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Bigger, better and more powerful: large wafers and HJT combine

The PV module technology landscape has an unavoidable feature in 2020: bigger modules with higher power output. But do bigger modules based on standard cell technologies really deliver? We are partnering with pv magazine Australia to examine what innovation looks like from the wafer, right through to the cell and a module – to investigate why 210mm wafers and the next-generation of heterojunction can cut through on cost and performance.

Register here: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/2269655190793094415?source=pvi

Read more here: https://www.pv-magazine.com/webinars/bigger-better-and-more-powerful-large-wafers-and-hjt-combine/

Risen Energy (Australia) has signed a 150MW distribution agreement, its largest

For the second year in a row, Risen Energy (Australia) has signed its largest distribution agreement with One Stop Warehouse, Australia’s largest solar distributor. Pursuant to this agreement, One Stop Warehouse will have exclusive rights to sell Risen’s 370W 132-Cell MONO PERC Half Cut Jaegar module to the Australian Distribution Market, and will subsequently have first rights to sell Risen’s Titan 210mm cell series module for rooftop application. This is an upgrade from last year’s 100MW deal between the two companies and will be valid from 1 July 2020 to 30 June 2021.

To commemorate this significant event, Risen Energy (AU), represented by their General Manager, Eric Lee and One Stop Warehouse, represented by their Head of Procurement and Marketing, Andy Cheng, participated in a virtual signing ceremony on Monday the 22nd of June.

The two companies possess strong partnership ties and, in a speech given during the event, Mr Lee mentioned that there is “mutual respect and trust’’ and that Risen will “continue to provide One Stop Warehouse with high technology products and support them in their sales efforts”. He also expressed Risen’s excitement in being a part of Australia’s thriving rooftop sector and their desire to support the Australian transition into a greener future.

In his speech, Mr Cheng added that he is “delighted to see Risen’s growth as one of the most popular brands in the Australian market” and that for him it is “exciting to work with such an accomplished supplier”.

Risen’s goal is to become the leading panel provider in the Australian rooftop sector. Their high-performance Titan series modules will be available in the Australian market in early 2021.

 

Risen Energy contributes their 400W Jaegar panels to aid bushfire relief efforts

Risen Energy (Australia) will supply solar panels to communities affected by the deadly Australian bushfires, as part of an agreement with pre-fabricated solar technology company, 5B. The announcement follows Risen’s earlier contribution of their 400W Jaegar Plus series panels which assisted in an initial display and test site established by 5B. As part of this initiative, solar and battery solutions will be deployed by 5B in various communities across Australia alongside the Resilient Energy Collective.

Risen Energy (Australia) mentioned that they were eager to partner up with 5B to do their part for this campaign as it is in line with Risen’s intention to become more involved in local Australian communities. This will also increase awareness of the benefits of green energy systems in Australia. General Manager of Risen Energy (Australia), Eric Lee added, ‘we are excited to team up with 5B, a forward-thinking Australian organisation, for this noble cause. 5B’s mission of delivering world-class technology to ensure clean energy is affordable and accessible, ties in with Risen Energy’s vision of a green future’. Mr Lee added that Risen were intrigued by 5B’s pre-built, re-deployable solar array MAVERICK system and felt that Risen’s high technology panels would be well-suited to this innovative system.

Rhett Evans, Chief Technology Officer at 5B, echoed Risen’s suitability to this project and added, “Risen has been a great partner on the bushfire relief project. They were able to respond rapidly and decisively with local stock and local support. Risen’s product range and build quality is a great match to our prefabricated array systems and they have a committed and growing presence in the Australian market.”

Risen’s Jaeger plus series were launched in the Australian market in 2019 and are the first range of panels featuring 9 bus bars, 158.75 mm wafers, half cut cells. Their 400W high efficiency panels offer high output which ensure the MAVERICK system is power intensive and can offer multiple end user solutions to communities affected by bushfire or floods.

The Jaeger plus series panels have had huge success both in utility and rooftop applications. Risen has also announced that they will be releasing two new panels in the market in 2020, their heterojunction (HJT) panels and 500 Wp+ PV modules made with large, 210 mm M12 wafers.

Risen Energy’s Merredin Solar Farm is powering on

Risen Energy’s 132 MWdc Merredin Solar Farm has completed all pre-commissioning testing on major plant and equipment and is now in the stages of starting the commissioning process. Western Power and Merredin Solar Farm are doing functionality checks and getting ready for the first back energisation to start the live commissioning process.

After all functions are checked and confirmed, Merredin Solar Farm will start exporting into the grid in four stages – Stage 1 will be at 20% capacity, Stage 2 will be at 50% capacity, Stage 3 will be at 80% capacity and Stage 4 at 100% capacity. This will happen over a pre-determined time as controlled by the Network Service Provider, Western Power.

On site, staff and contractors are undergoing rectification and adjustment works according to discoveries made during the QA process. The operations building has been installed on site and Risen are demobilising the temporary construction site offices and amenities.

Re-planning the resources and tasks to be completed on all work on site is being conducted within the current work guidelines to ensure a safe and healthy work environment for all involved. Due to the COVID-19 situation, Risen has adapted their operations and business. They have taken extra care to ensure a safe and healthy work environment for their employees and external stakeholders.

Notice on COVID-19

In these uncertain times, we believe in maintaining “life as per normal” as much as humanly possible. Risen Energy (Australia) has been monitoring the ongoing COVID-19 situation and we are continually adapting our operations and business.

The health and safety of our employees and external stakeholders are of utmost importance to us and we have taken extra care to ensure we maintain a safe and healthy work environment. Additionally, we are big advocates of “self-management”. We have encouraged our staff to manage any potential symptoms and to ensure proper care is taken to stay healthy and safe.

Over the past few weeks, we have taken various precautionary measures:

  • We have implemented a strict no-attendance policy for any staff who displays any symptoms of the virus
  • We have disseminated face masks and disinfectant wipes/sprays to staff in our 2 offices and 2 sites
  • We have encouraged the adjustment of seating where staff are required to be at least 1.5 metres working distance from one another
  • We have suspended interstate travels until further notice
  • We have encouraged social distancing by minimising face-to-face meetings with customers and instead recommend using online means
  • We are encouraging staff to work from home from the 23rd of March until the 31st of March (or until further notice)

Rest assured that Risen Energy (Australia) is diligently monitoring advisories from the Australian government and we will take further actions as and when they are necessary. We would like to use this opportunity to thank you for your ongoing support and we will continue to work alongside you despite these challenging times.

Stay safe.

Risen Energy’s speedy construction of the Merredin Solar Farm is progressing well

Construction of the 132 MWdc Merredin Solar Farm is progressing well and at an extremely speedy pace.

The speed of the solar farm’s civil and mechanical construction has been enabled by good management of finances, great teamwork and strong cooperation between Risen Energy and partners.

They used innovative methods and organisational efficiencies to accelerate the completion of the civil and mechanical works of the solar farm in the span of 3.5 months, making it a remarkable feat.

Efficient procurement processes and Risen Energy’s large capacity allowed rapid delivery of equipment to the site.

Pilecom, a Western Australian company installed the last of the 46,563 steel post foundations on November 8th.  The tracking system and solar panels are mounted on these piles.

By early December, the solar farm’s civil and mechanical works were completed by the principal construction contractor, Monford Group.  354,452 PV panels and 4,249 torque tubes were installed, with approximately 60km of cable trenching laid and 22 inverters placed onto their foundations.  On-site labour peaked at 425 staff and the speed at which they completed the works was exceptional.Once the field assembly was complete, 300 labour staff demobilised from the site in early December.

Approximately 150 staff remain on-site to continue with electrical works and completion of the solar farm. From now to February 2020, the planned work will include the electrical installation, substation install, electrical testing, O&M Building install and connection to the existing high voltage system.

After completion, approximately 100 staff will be demobilised. The remaining staff will stay on to complete the final electrical installation and testing. This part of the work will continue through to Q2 2020.Throughout all stages of the project, Risen Energy has been working closely with the Merredin Shire Council, the Commander of the local police as well as the Merredin Fire Chief. The Merredin Shire Council gave praise to Risen’s ability to manage such a large work force in their town.The construction staff have used just about every business in the town including the newsagent, bottle shop, butcher, hair salons, restaurants, gift shops, pharmacy and hardware.

Risen Energy’s Yarranlea Solar Farm construction completed and compliance testing phase underway

Construction of Risen Energy (Australia)’s 100 megawatts AC Yarranlea Solar Farm was completed in August and the facility has entered the commission and compliance phase.  This will continue for several months and include compliance testing with the Australian Energy Marketing Organisation.

“We are currently in the continuous testing phase which is dependent on the network service provider and network operators and will be commercially operational in early 2020” said Eric Lee, General Manager Risen Energy (Australia).

“Part of the commissioning is considering network constraints and we are working with Ergon Energy to maximise power output while minimising impacts to the network”, said Lee.

The solar farm and associated substation infrastructure have been successfully energised using the local distribution network to allow compliance and functional tests to be undertaken. The Australian made 33/110kV transformer that will connect the solar farm to the transmission network, is also in the final stages of commissioning by Wilson Transformer Company.

The Yarranlea Solar Farm is located near Pittsworth, about 50km west of Toowoomba on the Darling Downs. The solar farm is approximately 250ha in area and consists of over 360,000 Risen solar panels mounted on a single axis tracking system.  The farm will generate and deliver clean, renewable electricity to power up to 32,000 homes.

The Yarranlea Solar Farm is connected to the power grid using the existing Ergon Energy infrastructure, located close to the farm site. This allows transmission of power into the Middle Ridge Bulk Supply Substation, ultimately supplying green power to homes, businesses and industries in the Toowoomba and Darling Downs area.

The completed facility has a projected life of 30 years. At the end of the facility’s useful operating life, all physical infrastructure will be removed, and the land returned to its former agricultural use.

The Yarranlea Solar Farm will contribute to the green footprint of the state in support of the Queensland Government’s Green Policy.  Risen Energy (Australia) as the owner of the Yarranlea Solar farm has worked within the Queensland Government’s Solar Farm Guidelines which provide a practical guidance for communities, landowners and project proponents.

“Risen Energy (Australia) has progressed the project from detailed engineering design, through construction, commissioning and ultimately the operation of the solar farm.  We used our latest PV panel technology to supply power to the grid. Ultimately, integrated battery storage will be incorporated in the solar farm to provide continuous power during periods of peak demand” said Lee.