Phase 1 Complete

Yates Electrical Services have just completed the first Redmud Green Energy Solar Farm in the Riverland, South Australia. The 187.2kW Solar Farm based in Renmark consists of seven hundred and twenty 260 watt Solar modules, attached to a pile driven ground mounted framework.

It has taken approximately 2 weeks from driving the first post to laying the last solar panel. The containerized inverter unit has now also been placed on site, and once the finishing touches are in place, the site will be ready for energisation on the 26th of September 2016.

Yates Electrical Services would like to thank everyone who was involved with the design and construction of this solar farm, it was great to see everything come together as planned into a seamless and well orchestrated process.

We look forward to many more of these large scale solar farms being erected in the very near future and aim to promote the future of farming for the Riverland.

If you are interested in finding out about the Redmud Green Energy Project, or registering your interest either as a landowner or investor, please check out our website at www.redmud.net.au.

- The Team at Yates Electrical Services.

The ACT Goes Green

A new 11.18 Megawatt Solar Farm is set to be constructed on the New South Wales border South of Canberra, near the rural townships of Williamsdale and Burra. The 34 hectare Solar Farm consisting of 36,000 solar panels is expected to take approximately 9 months to complete, and will provide substantial public benefit to the Canberra community through production of renewable energy and improving the city's environmental sustainability.

As part of this project, Yates Electrical Services have been awarded the contract to complete construction works for Consolidated Power Projects on the Grid Connected Substation for the Solar Farm. We are very pleased to be providing such an important service on this project, which is set to commence in September of this year.

The proposal for this project was generated in response to ACT Government Policy Objectives for the generation of 90% of the ACT's energy requirements from renewable energy sources. The solar farm, once constructed, will meet the equivalent electricity requirements of approximately 2,500 houses in Canberra each year.

Ryder gives the thumbs up

Construction has now officially commenced on Redmud Green Energy's first ground mounted Solar Farm in the Riverland. Once completed, this will be the largest of its kind in the area, and will be the first of many currently in planning by Yates Electrical Services.

After the success of our test site on the Renmark Self Storage, which went live in February this year, it is evident that renewable energy solutions will be a firm contributor to the future stability of the South Australian Energy market, with sites like this being the developments necessary to provide clean energy to not only our state, but the National Electricity Market as a whole.

Today we had our first inspection from our site manager Rider, who has given us the official thumbs up of approval. According to Rider, we are well and truly on track for a late September completion on the site.

Make sure you connect with us on Facebook to receive further updates from Yates Electrical Services, and if you are interested in finding out how you can get involved with Redmud Green Energy either as a landowner or investor, please fill out your details at www.redmud.net.au.

The new RRISP in Berri

Yates Electrical Services are very pleased to announce that we have been successful in obtaining the contract to perform the complete electrical installation on the Riverland Regional Innovation and Sports Precinct, a new state-of-the-art regional sporting arena being erected at Alan Glassey Park in Berri, set to begin construction in September.

The vision for this project has been long standing, with funding applications for a project of this nature dating back over 30 years. The complex will provide local basketball, netball and other sports teams indoor facilities for games, as well as containing classrooms, office space and storerooms to assist the learning pathways for local students.

Initiatives like this serve to upgrade local communities while also creating employment and growth in these areas, and is yet another cog in the improvements and developments that are currently taking place in the region.

Yates Electrical Services are grateful to be a part of this development, and look forward to more innovations like this in our beautiful region

 

The future of farming

The possibilities that Large Scale Solar Farming bring to property owners are now looking much brighter. With Yates Electrical Services Redmud Green Energy Solar Farm projects, investors and property owners now have the opportunity to enter a whole new level of farming. The project, started by Yates Electrical Services director, Mark Yates, was spawned out of a need to provide local Riverland farmers additional income streams during low periods of income from primary production sources. The Solar Farms, specifically designed to feed power generation back into the grid, have the capacity to offset demand for electricity in South Australia, while creating supplementary income streams from the land for the property owners.

It all started in 2015, when Mark Yates - the Director of Yates Electrical Services - realised the plight of primary producers in his home town of Renmark in the Riverland region of South Australia. Many primary producers in the area have been suffering over the past decades due to many contributing factors including drought, restrictions on water allocations and low prices paid for their produce. Mark realised that these outside forces could have huge impacts on people's lives, yet with a bit of diversification, it may be possible to alleviate some of the pressure placed on primary producers by simply providing them a supplementary income stream which required very little of their time, but would be able to assist them during these downward trends. It was through this vision that Mark created Redmud Green Energy. Named for the traditional Aboriginal name of the project's home, Renmark, Redmud Green Energy would provide landowners opportunities to diversify their income through the construction and implementation of large-scale solar farms, erected on land which could no longer be used for primary produce due to no longer having any water allocations. With more investigation, Mark realised that there exists an abundance of land available in the Riverland - an area of extremely high luminance - which meets just these conditions.

In February, 2016, Yates Electrical Services energised their first test site for the Redmud Green Energy project on the roof of the Renmark Self Storage facility, an aircraft hangar based in the township of Renmark. The 187kW test site would provide valuable data for the viability of future projects of this nature. Since that time, works and planning has begun on more than 20 sites around the region capable of accommodating a 200kW solar farm, and the response to the project has been overwhelming.