As the Pacific’s leading renewable energy provider,
Clay Energy is uniquely qualified to deliver your renewable energy solution. We have a unique depth of experience and comprehensive ‘local’ knowledge gained through deploying over 15MW of renewable energy infrastructure over the last 22 years.
We are similarly proud of our continually developing and growing pool of local engineering and technical talent. All of these critical strengths are regularly leveraged for our customer’s advantage. Take a look through our project gallery to learn more about our capabilities.
The Vanuatu Solar Project funded by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Pacific Partnership Fund (UPPF) saw the construction and commissioning of two PV Grid Connected plants, totaling 767 kWp) in Port Vila, Vanuatu. The smaller plant being 122.7 kWp ground-mounted and installed in the Vanuatu Meteorological, Geotechnical, and Disaster Management (VMGD) compound while the second plant totaled 644.8 kW with 329.8 kW ground-mounted and 315 kWp car park arrays installed at the Vanuatu Parliament complex.
This increased the total solar PV installed capacity from the original 502 kWp to 767 kWp with the addition of a Schletter Park @Sol car park array with a 112 car space capacity at the Vanuatu Parliament car parking area.
The PV Grid Connect system was developed to subsidise the National Grid, and reduce fuel costs associated with the diesel generators which provide the majority of Vanuatu’s energy.
Three separate sites together supply up to 6% Port Vila's noon-demand.
Since installation, these sites have provided significant environmental and economic benefits to Vanuatu. Some of these benefits include:
Another UAE Pacific Partnership Fund (UPPF) funded project. The 531kW Solar-Diesel grid connect system consists of three sites in Fiji. This includes 225kW system in Kadavu, 153kW system each in Lakeba and Rotuma. The system integrates a Fuel Save Controller to link the diesel generator, PV system and load.
The SMA Fuel Save Controller takes on all demand-based control of PV feed-in depending on the load and generation profile, ensuring maximum reliability guarantee and reducing fuel costs with carbon dioxide emissions.
The PV grid connects system consists of a 1047 x Trina 240W roof-mounted solar array. It is sized to supply the daily usage of the complex.
A total of 251kW of inverters have been used to supply 3-Phase power to the building. The system also consists of energy meters, protection equipment, outdoor/interior cabling between the solar array, inverter, and main switchboard per required standards.