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Calculated site energy savings since installation *

Contribution to storage value - yesterday

N/A%Peak demand reduction N/A%Tariff arbitrage

Site peak power demand - yesterday

Without storage With storage Battery activity

* The South Australian government currently pays a 'flat' electricity tariff, which is not typical for most local businesses. For demonstration purposes, this website has assumed the more common tariffs of 20 cents per kWh peak and 10 cents per kWh off peak. Therefore, the cost savings shown here do not reflect the actual savings at the sites.

The State Library of South Australia is the largest public reference library in South Australia.

Located on North Terrace, the modern-day version of the library includes the Institute Building (opened in 1861), the Mortlock Wing (opened in 1884), and the Spence Wing (opened in 2003). To preserve the many valuable documents stored in the building, the library needs to maintain strict environmental controls for temperature and humidity. The site therefore demands significant electrical loads to power the extensive heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems required.

The State Library of South Australia houses the largest of the four demonstration installations for this project, with 276kWh of battery storage powered by an 88kW Parker inverter. An existing 30kW solar array will also supplement the battery storage system in reducing site loads during peak demand periods.

South Australian state library

System PowerSystem Storage
88kW276kWh

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