The safe design of large-scale solar and BESS systems

This presentation provides the overview, findings and recommendations from numerous Safety in Design activities in the context of standalone large-scale solar or Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS) and the integrated Solar-BESS.

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With the increase in the adoption of renewable energy sources to achieve the target of net zero emissions, solar photovoltaic (PV) generation has been regarded as one of the best renewable energy sources.

A BESS, combined with renewable energy production sources such as solar, can provide stable energy generation with storage of energy and fast injection of energy when the electricity grid requires it.

Adoption of this new integrated technology also presents some risks, which require careful lifecycle planning and early identification of hazards to implement the control measures for the overall lifecycle of the system. ‘Safety in Design’ is one approach to identifying hazards associated with the lifecycle of such a system during the design process.

Learning and outcomes

  • Overview of Safety in Design, Safe Design
  • Overview of solar and BESS
  • Different design arrangements of solar and BESS
  • Hazards associated with solar and BESS
  • Findings from SiD workshops on Solar and BESS
  • Recommendations for the safe design of solar and BESS

Event program

In-person (ACST):

  • 5:15 PM Doors open, registration and networking
  • 5:30 PM Attendees to be seated
  • 5:45 PM Livestream commences
  • 6:30 PM Q&A from auditorium attendees
  • 6:45 PM Session concludes

Online (AEST)

  • 6:15 PM Webinar commences
  • 7:15 PM Webinar concludes
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