Barwon Water Blackrock Treatment Plant Solar Farm

Scope of works

Design and construction of a 2MW solar PV system, integration with on site Supervisory control and data acquisition. This project is an extension of stage 1, which included 1MW solar PV system and a purpose built power factor correction, specialised Static Var Generator system, remote energy monitoring and revenue grade metering.


  • Custom built inverter enclosure that is designed and engineered for the extremely corrosive coastal environment
  • Successful installation of Static Var Generator system to correct power factor corrections on the high voltage side of the treatment plant
  • String level monitoring of solar panels
  • No disruption to treatment plant operations throughout the 5 month construction program

Fast Facts

  • Yearly energy usage 3019 MWh
  • System size 2MW solar
  • CO2 Emissions saved 1500 tonnes per year
  • Panels 5544 x 365/370w Trina Panels
  • Inverters 32 x 60kW SMA
  • Railing S-rack