Solar PV R&DProject Lord Howe Island Hybrid Renewable Energy System
Report: Lord Howe Island Renewable Energy Project System Design (PDF 2MB)
The System Design Report outlines the challenges faced and overcome to design and construct the Lord Howe Island solar PV/battery microgrid system.
The Hybrid Renewable Energy Project (HREP) set out to reduce Lord Howe Island’s reliance on Diesel power generation by at least 67%, thus reducing fuel costs and the reliance on fossil fuels.
The design to achieve this goal, currently proven by simulation and modelling, incorporates a 1.3MWp solar PV array and a 1MW/3.7MWh Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) integrated with the existing Diesel generation (DG) system via a Tesla Microgrid controller (MGC).