Solar Product Catalogue 2011

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Solar Product Catalogue 2011

Turn on the sun

TM

with Australia’s leading renewable energy distributor.

Contents Welcome to the RFI Solar Product Catalogue

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Solar Power Explained

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Solar Modules

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Flexi Kits®

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Mounting Kits

22

On-Grid Inverters

25

Communication & Monitoring

34

Off-Grid Inverters

39

Controllers & Regulators

42

Batteries

48

Battery Chargers

52

Solar Accessories

56

As our policy and that of our partners is one of continual improvement, product materials and specifications are subject to change without notice.

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Installed by: A1 Battery Pro Location: Keswick Island, QLD

Welcome to the RFI Solar Product Catalogue For over 30 years RFI has been Australia's leading distributor of renewable energy products, as well as representing major companies in the DC and AC power markets. RFI also supports clients throughout rural and regional Australia through the Power Partners dealer program - the largest dealer network of its kind in the Australian renewable energy market.

Our range covers all aspects of solar electricity from basic solar modules and balance of systems components to fully optioned on-grid or off-grid packages. RFI have formed partnerships with “best of breed” manufacturers of solar modules, inverters, monitoring, controllers, batteries and accessories to provide a comprehensive solution no matter what the application.

RFI offers solar power products from many local and international suppliers. These include:

Our products are utilised across a number of industries with applications in domestic and remote power, recreational use and many and varied industrial applications.



solar modules from 2 watts to 280 watts



on-grid Flexi kits®



communications and monitoring solutions



solar regulators and charge controllers



deep-cycle solar batteries



wide range of on-grid and off-grid inverters



mounting hardware

The RFI team is the most experienced in the business with well over 200 combined years working in the solar renewables industry. So, if you’re looking for the logical partner for your solar electricity needs call us on 1300 000 RFI.

RFI can also offer complete solar power solutions which integrate these products to suit communications and telemetry systems, or for any application which requires power in remote or challenging locations.

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Solar Power Explained The Primary Components for Producing Solar Electricity are:

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Solar Panels

Inverter

Battery

Charge Controller

Solar modules, or solar panels capture the sun’s energy and convert it to electricity. Solar panels are made up of photovoltaic (PV) cells. When sunlight strikes a PV cell, it transfers part of the sun’s energy to the electrons in the atoms of the cell. The new found energy allows some of those electrons to escape from their normal position. The electrons then travel along the metal contacts in the solar panels creating a DC current. This electricity is collected and used.

The inverter converts solar power into useable household electricity, which is the most common type used by everyday appliances and lighting. Providing efficient energy conversion on or off the electricity grid.

In a stand-alone system, batteries store the solar power generated and discharge the power as needed. The battery bank consists of one or more solar deep-cycle type batteries. The type of battery needed is specific to the type of application.

The charge controller or regulator prevents overcharge which results in out-gassing of the batteries as well as keeping electrical storage in the batteries from discharging to the solar modules at night. Charge controllers can also provide system monitoring.

Applications For Solar

On-Grid Power Systems

Off-Grid Power Systems

Industrial Power Systems

In an on-grid solar power system, the house receives electricity from both the PV array and the utility grid. Surplus electricity from the PV array is exported to the utility grid and ‘bought back' when the PV system is not generating.

In an off-grid solar power system, the house has no connection to the utility grid and often relies on a bank of batteries to store power for use at night and during periods of limited sun.

Industrial solar applications are virtually endless. Solar powered communication systems, rural payphones, satellite ground stations, radio transceivers, lighting in local suburban parks and even road signs and school crossing signs.

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Solar Modules RFI offer a range of solar modules from world-class manufacturers. All manufacturers have been through the rigours of RFI’s supplier evaluation process. With our focus on high quality and range, RFI can offer modules for on-grid or off-grid systems, emergency power supply, solar pumping, telecommunications and caravan/camping markets. Marine and 4x4 applications are also catered for with our smaller sized modules. Look no further for high quality solar modules for all your needs. Trina Suntech Sharp BP Solar

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Trina Solar Panels

Trina Solar is an internationally recognized manufacturer of mono and multi-crystalline solar modules with power outputs ranging from 165W to 285W. Their strong history as a solar PV pioneer started in 1997 when it was founded as a solar system installation company in China. A focus on high-quality PV modules manufacturing provides clean and reliable solar electric power to on-grid and off-grid applications around the world. Trina Solar recently celebrated its 10th Anniversary. Trina Solar research, develop and manufacture ingots, wafers, cells and solar modules at its manufacturing facilities where they can control all aspects of the manufacturing process ensuring quality products for their customers. Trina Solar's ongoing expansion plans include adding another 150,000 square meters to its existing facilities to increase its production capacity to over 1GW. As one of the fastest growing module manufacturers Trina Solar is a great solution to your solar power needs.

Trina at a glance •

In mid-2006, Trina Solar received investment from a number of internationally recognized investors including Milestones Capital, Good Energies and Merrill Lynch



Listing on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in December 2006



A team with employees from over a dozen nations with significant PV industry experience



Large area module range spanning from 165W to 285W

Advantages: Purpose built modules for commercial, residential and utility scale applications



Reduces electricity bills and creates energy independence



Reliable and virtually maintenance-free power generation



Provides clean, quiet and reliable electricity



Increases resale value of the property once installed



Easily installed in roof top, ground mount or tracking system configurations

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High powered modules ranging from 165W to 285W



All modules designed and manufactured at an ISO 9001 certified factory



Modules are UL1703 safety rated for high wind pressure, hail impact, snow load and fire



Integrated bypass diodes to protect the solar cell circuit from hot spots during partial shading



Anodized aluminium frame improves load resistance capabilities in heavy wind loads



Positive power tolerance of up to 3% helps achieve higher output

Trina Solar Panels

Large Area Modules

TSM-190-DC01A

TSM-PC05

TSM-DC05

180-195W

220-240W

225-245W



Monocrystalline cell technologies with module efficiencies up to 15.2%



Multicrystalline cell technologies with module efficiencies up to 14.7%



Monocrystalline cell technologies with module efficiencies up to 15.0%



Highly transparent, lowiron, tempered glass and antireflective coating increases energy yield



High transmission, low iron, tempered glass



High transmission, low iron, tempered glass



Provides excellent value and performance for commercial and residential grid-connect and remote power application



Provides excellent value and performance for commercial and residential grid-connect and remote power application



Available with multi-contact connectors



Available with multi-contact connectors





Provides excellent value and performance for commercial and residential grid-connect and remote power application Available with multi-contact connectors

Model

TSM-190-DC01A

TSM-220-PC05

TSM-230-DC05

PV technology

Monocrystalline

Multicrystalline

Monocrystalline

Warranty & Guarantee

25 Years 80% Power Guarantee / 10 Year 90% Power Guarantee / 5 Year Materials & Workmanship Warranty

Rated Power

190W

220W

230W

Vmp (volts)

36.8

29

29.8

Imp (amps)

5.18

7.60

7.72

Isc (amps)

5.52

8.15

8.26

Voc (volts)

45.1

36.8

Size (mm) LxWxD Module Efficiency Temperature coefficient (Pmp) Weight (kg)

1581 x 809 x 40

37.0 1650 x 990 x 46

14.9%

13.4%

14.1%

-0.45% /°C

-0.45% /°C

-0.45% /°C

15.6

19.5

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Suntech Module Range

Suntech is the worlds largest manufacturer of crystalline PV modules with production capacity exceeding 1.8GW in 2010. As a PV only business Suntech is committed to the renewable energy industry and improving the performance of solar power. Their track record of focusing on quality, innovation and the mass production of solar modules has given rise to a broad set of solar products to suit the needs of Australian installers and retailers.

SUNTECH facts at a glance •

Over 12,000 staff worldwide. 700 within the quality control team



350 solar scientists and engineers with19 based in the University of NSW



3.4GW installed product around the world



Over 15,000 Australian homes are powered with Suntech solar panels



NEW Pluto technology developed at the University of NSW now offers breakthrough efficiencies

Features: •

A complete module range starting from 5W to 280W



Strong frame construction to withstand high wind and snow load complete with anti-snow design



All junction boxes are silicon filled to provide high insulation



Modules are constructed of high quality aluminium frames, with highly transparent low-iron tempered glass



All modules have IEC,TUV, CE and UL certifications to ensure mechanical and electrical reliability

14.9%

High module conversion efficiency • (up to 14.9%), through superior cell technology and leading manufacturing capability

0~5%

Positive tolerance • Guaranteed positive tolerance from 0~5% ensures power output reliability Suntech’s TruPower™ • Suntech’s TruPower™ process neutralizes the initial LID effect

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Weak light

Excellent weak light performance • Excellent performance under low light environments (mornings, evenings, and cloudy days)

2400Pa 5400Pa

Withstand high wind and snow loads • Entire module certified to withstand high wind loads (2400 Pascal) and snow loads (5400 Pascal)

Suntech Module Range

Large Area Modules

Model

STP135-12/TEA

STP190S-24/Ad+

STP205-18/Ud

STP250S-20/Wd

STP280-24/Vd

PLUTO200-Ade

STP135-12/TEA

STP190S-24/Ad+

PV technology Warranty & Guarantee

STP205-18/Ud

STP250S-20/Wd

STP280-24/Vd

PLUTO STP200-Ade

Mono or Multicrystalline - Add ‘S’ to Part No for Monocrystalline Power Output Warranty is 95% for 5 Years / 90% for 12 Years / 85% for 18 Years / 80% for 25 Years and 5 Year Materials and Workmanship Warranty

Rated Power (Watts)

135W

190W

205W

250W

280W

200W

Vmp (Volts)

17.5V

36.6V

26.3V

30.7V

35.2V

38.7V

Imp (Amps)

7.71A

5.20A

7.80A

8.15A

7.95A

5.17A

Isc (Amps)

8.2A

5.62A

8.23A

8.63A

8.33A

5.50A

13.5%

14.9%

13.9%

15.2%

14.4%

15.7%

-0.47% /°C

-0.45% /°C

-0.44% /°C

-0.45% /°C

-0.44% /°C

-0.38% /°C

22.3V

45.2V

33.5V

37.4V

44.8V

45.9V

1482 x 676 x 35

1580 x 808 x 35

1482 x 992 x 35

1665 x 991 x 50

1956 x 992 x 50

1580 x 808 x 35

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15.5

16.8

19.8

27

15.5kg

Module Efficiency Temperature coefficient (Pmp) Voc (Volts) Size (mm) LxWxD Weight (kg)

Note: Not all module types are held in stock. Please check with your RFI sales team.

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Suntech Module Range

Small Area Modules

Model

STP005S

STP010

STP020S

STP050

STP065

STP085S

STP005S

STP010

PV technology Warranty & Guarantee

STP020S

STP050

STP065

STP085S

Mono or Multicrystalline - Add ‘S’ to Part No for Monocrystalline Power Output Warranty is 95% for 5 Years / 90% for 12 Years / 85% for 18 Years / 80% for 25 Years and 5 Year Materials and Workmanship Warranty

Rated Power (Watts)

5W

10W

20W

50W

65W

85W

Vmp (Volts)

17.4V

17.4V

17.6V

17.4V

17.6V

17.8V

Imp (Amps)

0.29A

0.57A

1.14A

2.93A

3.69A

4.8A

Isc (Amps)

0.32A

0.65A

1.26A

3.13A

4.11A

5.15A

Voc (Volts)

21.6V

21.6V

21.7V

21.8V

22.8V

22.2V

Module Efficiency

7.6%

8.8%

10.0%

11.9%

12.7%

13.1%

Temperature coefficient (Pmp) Size (mm) LxWxD

-0.48% /°C

-0.47% /°C

-0.48% /°C

-0.47% /°C

-0.47% /°C

-0.48% /°C

216 x 306 x 18

310 x 368 x 18

656 x 306 x 18

771 x 665 x 30

771 x 665 x 30

1195 x 541 x 30

0.8kg

1.5kg

2.5kg

6.2kg

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Black LabelTM

Black Label™ • Black backing sheet and frame gives a sleek all black design for situations where the visual look of the installed solar power system is important • Similar to standard modules but with a striking finish • Easy installation as per standard modules • Monocrystalline modules ranging from 150 to 190W

Model Summary Electrical Output

Black Label™ Sleek all black design standard module 150-190W

Technology

Crystalline (72 x mono 125mm)

Module Size

1580x808x35mm

Module Weight

15.5kg

Installation Method

Identical to standard module mounting

Installation Time

Identical to standard module mounting

Cable Exit Point

Back

Glass Thickness

3.2mm

Frame

Black anodised aluminium standard frame

Warranty Period

12 years 90% power, 25 year 80% power

Certifications

UL, IEC

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Sharp Module Range

Beginning with its founder’s vision, Sharp’s solar innovations is helping mankind face environmental challenges by making a positive change to create a safe, clean, and reliable sources of energy for now and generations to come. Since 1959, Sharp began its involvement in solar technology with research and development of photovoltaics. Since then, Sharp solar cells and peripheral products have been consistently improved and applied to a wide range of applications from satellites in outer space to terrestrial purposes for lighthouses, industrial applications, and residential use. Sharp has taken a giant step in its commitment for solar technology. A new Sakai plant in Japan is scheduled to come online in 2010. This plant will be capable of producing up to a gigawatt of thin-film solar panels annually. This is another commitment that Sharp has demonstrated for decades by contributing in the creation of a sustainable society for the future.

Features: •

Unsurpassed experience with solar R&D since 1959 and achieving mass production in 1963



All modules are manufactured to the highest Japanese quality standards including IEC 61215, IEC 61730 and in ISO 9001 certified factories giving customers peace of mind



A strong range of modules to choose from and on-grid inverter to ensure maximum power is fed into the electricity grid



Sharp solar modules are made in Japan*

Advantages: •

High power modules that ensures your customers get what they pay for with outputs you can trust



Built in bypass diodes to minimise the effects of shading



Inverter matched specifically to module characteristics for maximising system efficiency and output power

Typical Applications Include:

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On-Grid Systems

Off-Grid Systems



Residential



Rural



Commercial



Solar Pumping



Industrial



Mining, Telemetry



Telecommunications



Variable Messaging Signs

* With the exception of ND130T1J

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Sharp Module Range

Large Area Modules

ND130T1J - 130 WATT

Model PV technology Warranty & Guarantee Rated Power Vmp (volts) Imp (amps) Isc (amps) Voc (volts) Module Efficiency Temperature coefficient (Pmp) Size (mm) LxWxD Weight (kg)

NU185A1H - 185 WATT

NUA188EY - 188 WATT

ND220E1J - 220 WATT

ND130T1J

NU185A1H

NUA188EY

ND220E1J

Multicrystalline

Monocrystalline

Monocrystalline

Monocrystalline

25 years 80% output power warranty/ 10 years 90%/ 12 months materials & workmanship warranty 130W 17.4 7.48 8.09 22.0 13.1% -0.485% /°C 1491 x 671 x 46 14.0

185W 24 7.71 8.54 30.2 14.1% -0.485% /°C 1318 x 994 x 46 16.0

188W 24 7.84 8.60 29.6 14.2% -0.485% /°C 1328 x 994 x 57.5 16.5

220W 29.2 7.54 8.20 36.5 13.4% -0.485% /°C 1652 x 994 x46 21

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BP Solar Module Range

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BP Solar modules have been installed across Australia for many years. The product quality has stood the test of time in some of Australia's harshest conditions. They have an extensive range of solar modules within their product lines. Utilizing both multi-crystalline and mono-crystalline technologies, they are sure to have solar modules to suit your particular application. BP Solar offer a range of modules starting from 2 watts to as large as 225W, backed up by a comprehensive range of supporting products. BP Solar modules are a balance of performance, quality and value.

Features: •

Improved reliability with effective cooling - modules incorporate printed circuit boards with built in diodes (Integrabus™) to manage high current loads



White polyester backsheet for higher electrical performance



Universal frame with either sealed or accessible junction box for cable connections



All modules are manufactured and certified to meet or exceed all standards for solar panels (IEC 61215, IEC61730)



All modules have IEC, CE and UL certifications to ensure mechanical and electricity reliability



Resistant to hail damage



More energy production: ARC glass delivers 4% more than standard, reduced soiling losses as laminate is pushed to front (T series)



Environmentally responsible: lead free soldering and interconnections, halogen free cables, factories certified to ISO9001 (Quality) and 14001 (environmental) standards



More comfortable to handle: T series modules use a frame with rounded edge to make installation easier

BP Solar Advantage: •

Dependability - over 30 years heritage in Australia, backed by one of the largest companies in the world



Highest Lifetime value - very low power degradation (0.4% on average)



Complete Solar solutions - all in one kits



Local support - largest team of Australian based support staff



Industry leading power warranties - over the life of the system

Typical Applications Include:

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Small Area Modules

Large Area Modules



Caravans, campervans, boats



Remote off-grid systems



Electric fence energisers



On-grid systems



Battery maintenance



Telemetry



Outdoor lighting



Telecommunications



Water pumping



Roadside signage

BP Solar Module Range

Large Area Modules

BP485J • High efficiency 85W Monocrystalline module • Provide superior value and performance for commercial and industrial use, operating DC loads directly or, in an inverter-equipped system, AC loads • Available in junction box versions only

Model PV technology

BP3130J

BP4180T/J

BP3225T

• High efficiency 130W Multicrystalline module • Provide superior value and performance for commercial and industrial use, operating DC loads directly or, in an inverter-equipped system, AC loads • Available in junction box version only

BP4190T

• High efficiency 225W Multicrystalline module • Anti-reflective coated glass for high output • Provide superior value and performance for grid-connected residential and commercial systems, operating AC loads through an inverter, or DC loads directly • Available in multicontact connector versions only

• High efficiency 180W/190W MonoCrystalline module • Provide superior value and performance for grid-connected residential and commercial systems, operating AC loads through an inverter, or DC loads directly • BP4180 and BP4190 available in either multi-contact connector or junction box versions

BP485J

BP3130J

BP4180T

BP4190T

BP3225T

Monocrystalline

Multicrystalline

MonoCrystalline

MonoCrystalline

Multicrystalline

Warranty & Guarantee

25 Years 85% Power Guarantee / 12 Years 93% Power Guarantee / 5 Years Materials & Workmanship Warranty

Rated Power

85W

130W

180W

190W

225W

VMP (volts)

17.8V

17.4V

35.8V

37.1V

29.1V

Imp (amps)

4.78A

7.50A

5.03A

5.12A

7.70A

Isc (amps)

5.35A

8.23A

5.58A

5.56A

8.30A

Voc (volts)

22.2V

22.0V

43.6V

45.3V

36.6V

Module Efficiency

13.1%

12.8%

14.4%

15.2%

13.5%

Temperature coefficient (Pmp) Size (mm) LxWxD Weight (kg) Frame type Backsheet Colour

-0.45%/°C

-0.45%/°C

-(0.5±0.05)%/°C

-0.45%/°C

-(0.5±0.05)%/°C

1209 x 537 x 50

1510 x 674 x 50

1587x790x 50

1587x790x 50

1667 x 1000 x x 50

7.7

12

15.4

15.4

19.4kg

Universal White

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BP Solar Module Range Small Area Modules

HX2M

SX305M

SX310M

SX320M/J

• Specialist 2W Multicrystalline module for small loads, ideal for the hobby enthusiast • 2W output - 12 Volt • Available only in low profile junction box and cable version

• 5W Multicrystalline module • Operate DC loads with small to moderate energy requirements • 5W output – 12 Volt • Available only in low profile junction box and cable version • Also available in 6 Volt as HX5M6V

• 10W Multicrystalline module • Operate DC loads with small to moderate energy requirements • 10W output – 12 Volt • Available only in low profile junction box and cable version • Also available in 6 volt as HX10M6V

• 20W Multicrystalline module • Cost-effective photovoltaic power for DC loads with moderate energy requirements • 20W output – 12 Volt • Available in either low profile junction box and cable, or junction box versions

BP330J

BP340J

BP350J

BP365J

• 30W Multicrystalline module • Cost-effective photovoltaic power for DC loads with moderate energy requirements • 30W output – 12 Volt • Available only in junction box version

• 40W Multicrystalline module • Cost-effective photovoltaic power for DC loads with moderate energy requirements • 40W output – 12 Volt • Available only in junction box version

• High efficiency 50W Multicrystalline module • Provides superior value and performance for industrial and rural electrification use • 50W output – 12 Volt • Available only in junction box version

• High efficiency 65W Multicrystalline module • Provides superior value and performance for commercial and industrial use • 65W output – 12 Volt • Available only in junction box version

Model

HX2M

SX305M

SX310M

SX320

PV technology Warranty & Guarantee Rated Power

BP330J

BP340J

BP350J

BP365J

Multicrystalline 25 Years 85% Power Guarantee / 12 Years 93% Power Guarantee / 5 Years Materials & Workmanship Warranty

12 Years 90% Power Guarantee / 2 Years Materials & Workmanship Warranty 2W

4.5W

10W

20W

30W

40W

50W

Warranted Min

1.8W

4W

9W

18W

27W

36W

45W

60W

Vmp (volts)

16V

16.5V

17.3V

17.5V

17.6V

Imp (amps)

0.135A

0.27A

0.59A

1.19A

1.78A

2.31A

2.9A

3.69A

Isc (amps)

0.16A

0.3A

0.65A

1.29A

1.94A

2.54A

3.2A

3.99A

839x537x50

796x674x50

6.0

6.4

Voc (volts)

16.8V

20.5V

Size (mm) LxWxD Weight (kg)

275x145x23 0.612

Frame type

21.0V 269x251x23

421x269x23

0.8

1.5

Multimount

Backsheet Colour

425x502x50

796x358x50

655x537x50

3.0

3.9

5.7

Universal or Multimount

White

Note: Some models will transition to monocrystalline variants during 2011

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21.7V

Universal

Installed by: Suntec Location: Ellery’s Creek, NT

Installed by: Springers Location: Brisbane

Flexi Kit® range Everything you need to plug into the sun. RFI offer a range of pre-configured and customised solar kits that have all the components required to connect to the electricity grid. RFI Flexi Kits make the choice as simple as possible when determining the right system for your energy needs. Our Flexi Kits are designed to comply with all relevant Australian standards and come in many sizes, so it is easy to find a solar electricity system to suit most requirements. Flexi Kit®

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RFI Flexi Kit®

Easy • Flexible • Reliable The RFI Flexi Kit is the easy solution when choosing a solar power system. Available in pre-configured kits ready to order or customised kits that allow you to change components to suit your individual needs. Comprising high quality components from industry leading manufacturers ensures an RFI Flexi Kit puts the choice in your hands. RFI Flexi Kit® range from 1-11kW Systems

Option 1

Order a Pre-configured Flexi Kit® from your RFI sales office

Option 2

Build your own custom made Flexi Kit®

Step 1

Step 2

Step 3

Choose the number and power of the modules to suit your design

Choose a suitably matched inverter

Select a mounting kit to suit the installation roof type and accessories including circuit breakers safety signs and cables. Technical staff from RFI can ensure you have the right configuration and discuss optional extras.

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RFI Flexi Kits®

Pre-configured Flexi Kits® Flexi Kits are the easy way to getting started in solar power. Each kit has everything your installer needs to easily convert the roof of your home or business into a renewable energy power source, feeding valuable, clean energy into the electricity grid and saving you on your electricity bills.

Installed by: Springers Location: South-East Queensland

The solar modules available in each Flexi Kit are manufactured using industry leading technology. This is based on either Mono or Poly crystalline cells. Each brand is backed by a 25 year power output warranty. All chosen manufacturers have been through a rigorous supplier evaluation and have world class manufacturing processes to ensure product quality is maintained. Having a range of brands allows your installer to customise the Flexi Kit to suit your roof type, size and any shading issues, giving you the highest system yield possible for your location and maximising your return on investment. The inverter is a critical system component, converting the solar energy from the modules into useable household electricity, feeding that power into the grid. The inverters available in each Flexi Kit offer high conversion efficiencies, ensuring minimal losses of energy as it passes into the electricity grid. Extended warranties are available for future peace of mind.

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RFI Flexi Kits®

Pre-configured Flexi Kit® examples

kW 5 1.

8xSTP190W

+

2

12x188W

+

kW

16x190W

+

5kW

28x188W

+

SMC6000

10

52x190W

+

STP10000

kW

3

kW

MODULE

MODULE

MODULE

MODULE

MODULE

SB2000HF

SUNNY BOY INVERTER

SB2000HF

SUNNY BOY INVERTER

GT2.8

XANTREX INVERTER

MINI CENTRAL INVERTER

TRIPOWER INVERTER

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Mounting Kits Mounting solar modules are a critical part of any solar installation. Regardless of the location, having the right mounting solution will help to reduce installation time and improve the overall installation quality. All mounting solutions meet current Australian standards for wind loading and cyclone ratings. In the harsh Australian conditions, professional mounting solutions are the key to a successful solar deployment.

Flexi Rail® BP Solar

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RFI Flexi Rail® RFI Flexi Rail®

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Flexi Rail is a custom designed mounting system built to complement the high quality solar modules found in Flexi Kits. Our team of PV experts have spent many hours ensuring each component is made to exacting standards and includes many new features that will enhance the attachment to the roof, while simplifying the installation process.

NT RA

Flexi Rail is designed and engineered specifically for Australia’s unique climates and conditions. Made from industrial strength extruded aluminium alloys the rails provide maximum strength for minimum weight. Flexi Rail meets all Australian standards for wind loadings, cyclone ratings and comes complete with all the components you need to install your chosen solar power system. Able to span over 1.8m with the Industrial range, Flexi Rail is also ideal for large-scale residential, commercial and government installations. Engineered to both Australian wind conditions and also for Australian building codes, Flexi Rail can be easily installed on most roofs with little or no additional requirements.

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The deep rail channel is designed to include the array cable runs

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Serrated wings on the module clamps improve grip when tightening

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New innovative roof pucks ensure a more solid and watertight fitting to corrugated iron roofing structures.

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Cable covers are included with the rail channel to shield against rodents and provide some UV protection and reduce the build-up of organic debris

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Security heads in all mid & end clamps make every installation more secure and helps to prevent theft of modules.

Serrated roof clamps

Heavy duty tile bracket

Strong rail channels

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BP Solar Mounting Kits BP RM TL & TN Roof Mounting Structures The TL and TN range of roof mounting structures are designed to allow simple and neat attachment of solar modules to pitched roofs. Supplied as a kit, the system is made of corrosion resistant aluminium and stainless steel. It is modular, flexible and easy to install on either corrugated metal (TN) or tile (TL) roofs. The kit has been professionally engineered to meet all relevant Australian wind codes and is supplied complete with all hardware and fixings.

How it works The BP RM mounting system is a fixed angle structure, designed to attach a solar array in the same plane as an existing roof. It uses pairs of aluminium channel and specialised fixing components, which are designed to allow rapid and simple attachment of solar modules to most pitched roofs. Individual pairs can then be interconnected using the optional joiner kits providing great flexibility in the configuration of the array. The kit can be ordered with mounting brackets to suit tin or tile roofs. To enhance flexibility, the tin system attaches to roof battens, and the tile system attaches to rafters. Solar modules are attached using `top clamps’ avoiding the need to drill frames or access the underside for mounting. These also have the added feature of security fasteners to prevent easy removal of solar modules.

A Proven Design The BP RM mounting system has been specially engineered and tested to provide optimum cooling for the solar modules, whilst blending attractively and subtly with the roof. As a pre-engineered kit, you can rest assured that it is corrosion-resistant, designed to meet or exceed Australian wind codes and will save you time by providing everything you need in a modular and expandable kit. The system can be used in Australia for domestic and largescale commercial applications. Its simplicity and quick installation system have made it one of the most popular solar module roof mounting systems available.

Key Features: • • • • • • • • • •

Modular and Expandable High quality aluminium mounting profile Stainless steel fasteners Quick “top clamp” mounting of panels Security fasteners in clamp Fast and easy to install Allows airflow beneath modules to maximise performance Detailed installation manual for installers Designed to comply with the requirements of AS1170 Robust and a practical length for transport

TL Series Tile Roof Mounts

TN Series Corrugated Metal Roof Mounts

• Two models – Mounts 3 or 4 panels • Kit complete ready for installation

• Two models – Mounts 3 or 4 panels • Kit complete ready for installation • Cyclone upgrade available

Model Roofing Material

BP RM 3TL

BP RM 3TN

BP RM 4TL

BP RM 4TN

Tile

Corrugated metal

Tile

Corrugated metal

No. of solar panels

3 x 180/190

Mounting rail length

2456

No. roof interface fixing points per rail

Security fasteners on module clamps

3

4 x 180/190 3264 10

3

13

Approx. structure area (incl. panels)

3.93m²

5.22m²

Approx. weight on roof (incl. panels)

75kg

97kg

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On-Grid Inverters An on-grid solar power system is only as good as the inverter you choose for the system, ensuring the maximum amount of power generated by the solar array is made available to the electricity grid. RFI have chosen world-class suppliers offering the largest range. So if you are looking for flexibility, reliability, control and safety look no further than the RFI range of on-grid inverters.

SMA Xantrex Sharp Latronics

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SMA Inverters - with transformer SMA inverters are the world’s most popular on-grid inverters. The transformer range includes the Sunny Boy and the Sunny Mini Central families. They can be mounted anywhere, providing maximum flexibility in system design. •

IP65 protection on most models



Advanced maximum power point tracking



Extended temperature range



Unique LCD display, integrated diagnostic functions



Plug and socket DC connectors



Efficiency greater than 93% even with low input power connection



Integrated ESS DC load disconnecting unit



RS232/ RS485 and bluetooth data communication

SMC Series

SB1200

SB3800

Model Recommended maximum PV power (Wp)

SB1200

SB1700

SB2500

SB3300

SB3800

SMC5000

1320

1850

2700

3820

4040

5750

Maximum DC voltage (V DC)

400

Input DC voltage range (V DC max)

600

139-400

Maximum input current (lp max) (A)

12.6

Maximum number of parallel strings

500

224-600 12.6

12

2

6300 600

200-500 20

SMC6000

246-600 20

26

3

26 4

Nominal output power P AC (W)

1200

1550

2300

3300

3800

5000

Peak AC power (W)

1200

1700

2500

3600

3800

5500

6000

Maximum efficiency

92.1%

93.5%

94.1%

95.2%

95.6%

96.1%

96.1%

Weight (approx) (kg)

23

25

28

Size (mm) WxHxD

440x339x214

Ambient temperature

38

38

62

63

450x352x236

450x352x236

468x613x242

468x613x242

-25°C to +60°C

Enclosure rating

IP65

Features

Electronic Solar Switch ESS: Integrated DC-disconnect

Standard Warranty

5 Years Warranty

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On-Grid Inverters

SMA Inverters - HF Series This is the new generation of galvanically isolated inverters – packed full of the latest SMA technology, the Sunny Boy HF series provides the highest yields for transformer inverters of this power class. Installation is now easier than ever thanks to the new DC connector system SUNCLIX, the plug-in generator grounding (optional), and an easily accessible configuration area – including easier mounting due to the reduced weight. The wide input voltage range from 175 to 700 Volt gives you extraordinary flexibility for your system design. And the modern graphic display and wireless Bluetooth® communication system make the devices highly user-friendly.

SB 3000HF-30

Model Recommended maximum PV power (Wp)

SB2000HF-30

SB2500HF-30

SB3000HF-30

2100

2600

3150

Maximum DC voltage (V DC)

700

Input DC voltage range (V DC max) Maximum input current (lp max) (A)

175-700 12

15

Maximum number of parallel strings

15

2

Nominal output power P AC (W)

2000

2500

3000

Peak AC power (W)

2000

2500

3000

Maximum efficiency

96.3%

Weight (approx) (kg)

18

Size (mm) WxHxD

348x580x145

Ambient temperature

-25°C to +60°C

Enclosure rating Features

IP65/ IP54 Electronic Solar Switch ESS: Integrated DC-disconnect

Standard Warranty

5 Years Warranty

Note: Check full inverter specifications, system design, maximum PV watts and system wiring configuration prior to connection.

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SMA Inverter - Transformerless With the transformerless inverter range, SMA is setting new standards. By means of a completely new inverter topology, efficiency of over 98% is achieved for the first time, and optimsed manufacturing processes result in what is currently the lowest specific price. This enables phenomenal energy yields with low investment costs and thus a very short payback time for the entire system. Furthermore, three distinct power classes provide maximum flexibility when designing larger photovoltaic systems. The housing, suitable for use outdoors, enables installation in close proximity to the solar array, and thus simplifies the cabling on the DC side. The setup of smaller units also enables detailed monitoring of individual sections in a large systems.

SB TL Series

Model

Internal view

SMC TL Series

SB3000TL

SB4000TL

3200

4200

Recommended maximum PV power (Wp) Maximum DC voltage (V DC)

SB5000TL SMC6000TL SMC7000TL SMC8000TL SMC9000TL SMC10000TL SMC11000TL 5300

6200

7200

8250

550

Input DC voltage range (V DC max)

9300

10350

11400

34

700

125-440

333-500

Maximum input current (lp max) (A)

17

2x15

2x15

19

22

25

28

31

Maximum number of parallel strings

1

2

2

4

4

4

5

5

5

Nominal output power P AC (W)

3000

4000

4600

6000

7000

8000

9000

10000

11000

Peak AC power (W)

3000

4000

5000

6000

7000

8000

9000

10000

11000

Maximum efficiency

97%

Weight (approx) (kg)

25

Size (mm) WxHxD

98% 31

32

470x445x180

Ambient temperature

IP65/54

Standard Warranty

5 Years Warranty

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-25°C to +60°C

Enclosure rating

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SMA Inverters - Sunny Tripower In a class of its own: packed with state-of-the-art technology, the Sunny Tripower makes for easy installation, high yield, and secure grid support. Thanks to its multi-string technology and the widest input voltage range, the three-phase inverter is suitable for every imaginable module configuration. In addition, it is highly flexible in terms of the plant design – from 8kW up to the megawatt range. The Sunny Tripower presently fulfills the BDEW guideline requirements (medium voltage guideline), and in so doing, it participates in reliable grid management. A comprehensive security concept encompassing, among other things, string failure detection, electronic string fuses, and a surge protection function, providing the highest level of availability and reducing plant costs.

STP10000TL

Model Recommended maximum PV power (Wp)

STP8000TL

STP10000TL

STP12000TL

STP15000TL

STP17000TL

8200

10200

12250

15340

17400

Maximum DC voltage (V DC) Input DC voltage range (V DC max)

1000 320-800

Maximum input current (lp max) (A) (Input A/ B)

320-1000

380-1000

360-1000

22/11

Maximum number of parallel strings (Input A/B)

400-1000 33/11

4/1

5/1

Nominal output power P AC (W)

8000

1000

12000

15000

17000

Peak AC power (W)

8000

1000

12000

15000

17000

Maximum efficiency

98.1%

Weight (approx) (kg)

65

Size (mm) WxHxD

655x690x265

Ambient temperature

-25°C to +60°C

Enclosure rating Features Standard Warranty

IP65/ IP54 Electronic Solar Switch ESS: Integrated DC-disconnect 5 Years Warranty

Note: Check full inverter specifications, system design, maximum PV watts and system wiring configuration prior to connection.

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SMA Sunny Backup Systems No light, no heating, no computer: today, it is very difficult to do anything without electricity. But how many solar power system operators really are aware that in the event of a power outage, the PV system is disconnected from the grid for reasons of safety? From that moment on, it ceases to provide solar power, neither for grid feeding, nor for the internal power supply. And this is all the more irritating, as the experts agree: throughout Australia, lengthy blackouts and temporary power outages are likely to increase. It is precisely this supply gap which we are closing with the Sunny Backup-System from SMA. As of now, this can be used by any PV system owner to power important loads in a reliable and environmentally friendly way, even in the event of grid failure. The Sunny Backup-System is a mixture of on-grid operation and off-grid technology which guarantees you a very high degree of user reliability, as well as easy installation. Power outages can have terrible financial consequences, especially for companies – unless you have extended the PV system with the Sunny Backup-System. And by the way: all existing systems with Sunny Boy inverters can be retrofitted without problems.

Sunny Backup Set S

Sunny Backup Set M/L/XL

Model

Sunny Backup Set S

Number of phases

Sunny Backup Set M

Sunny Backup Set L

1-phase

Sunny Backup Set XL 3-phase

Nominal voltage / nominal frequency

230 V / 50 Hz

230 V / 50 Hz

Number of Sunny Backup 5000s

1 x SBU 2200

1

3

6/9/12

AS Box S 1

AS Box M

AS Box L

AS Box XL

4.6 kW / 20 A

5.7 kW / 25 A

30 kW / 3 x 44 A

110 kW / 3 x 160 A

44 kW / 3 x 63 A

110 kW / 3 x 160 A

15 kW/19.5 kW/25.2 kW

2/3/4 x (15 kW/19.5 kW / 25.2 kW)

Switching unit (AS Box) Nom. AC PV Power / AC PV-current Independent disconnection device

3 x 230 V/ 400 V/ 50 Hz

Yes

Nom. power / current in grid operation Max. backup power (Cont. / 30 min / 1 min)

5.7 kW / 25 A

8 kW / 35 A

2.2 kW / 2.9 kW /3.8 kW

5 kW / 6.5 kW /8.4 kW

Battery

Sealed

Nominal voltage

24 V

Energy / capacity (C10)

3.4 kWh / 142 Ah

48 V 6.8 kWh / 142 Ah

13.6 kWh / 284 Ah

2/3/4 x (13.4 kWh / 284 Ah)

SBU (W/H/D in mm)

470 / 445 / 180

AS Box (W/H/D in mm)

200 / 300 / 120

600 / 600 / 210

600 / 760 / 210

1000 / 1600 / 300

Weight (SBU / AS Box)

18 kg/4.5 kg

63 kg/29 kg

63 kg/41 kg

63 kg/180 kg

Ambient temperature (SBU, AS Box) Enclosure type (SBU, AS Box)

–25 °C to +60 °C

–25 °C to +50 °C

IP54 / IP65

IP30 / IP65

*At times of release only backup set M is approved for sale in Australia.

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On-Grid Inverters

Xantrex Inverters When Xantrex set out to develop the GT Series On-Grid Solar Inverter, they listened to the experts - renewable energy dealers and installers. The result is a high performance inverter that makes connecting to the electricity grid easier and more cost effective. The GT Series high performance PV string inverters offer high efficiency, lower installed cost, improved aesthetics and high reliability. Offer the best price vs performance ratio on the market. The GT Series technology is based on the three kilowatt Xantrex GT 3.0 Solar On-Grid Inverter platform, which was launched in Spain in February 2005 and in North America in 2004. With high efficiency, the GT Series Inverters offer excellent energy harvest. They have excellent thermal performance and are well-suited for Australian conditions allowing owners to maximize their PV investment.

GT2.8 Inverter

GT5.0 Inverter

• Suitable for 1.5kW to 3kW • Suitable for 1.5kW to 5.5kW solar systems solar systems • Offering 95% operational • Offering 95% operational efficiency efficiency • Large voltage window gives flexibility in system design

Model

GT2.8-AU

GT5.0-AU

2800 W

5000 W

95%

96%

230 VAC

230 VAC

50 Hz

50 Hz

Maximum continuous output current

14A

24A

Output over-current protection

20A

30A

Total Current Harmonic Distortion