November 18, 2021
SMW Group engineers success in the renewables sector
We're happy to reveal a new project - in conjunction with Adani Renewables Australia, our team has designed a custom solar panel cleaning unit to clean nearly 250,000 panels at the company's Rugby Run Solar Farm, near Moranbah.
SMW Group Operations Manager Cameron Tragardh said that SMW Group was proud to continue its partnership with Adani’s businesses in Australia after previously working with Adani Australia’s mining business, Bravus Mining and Resources to make custom haul truck trays.
“We are really proud to align ourselves with any business that values giving back to local communities,” Mr Tragardh said.
“At SMW Group we have been providing equipment for the mining sector for a long time, so it made a lot of sense for our business to adapt some of the equipment that we use on a mine site for use in solar panel cleaning.
“Securing a contract to supply solar panel cleaning equipment for Adani Renewables Australia’s Rugby Run Solar Farm is a great outcome for SMW Group and is a vote of confidence for central Queensland’s resources industry.”
From engineering equipment to give solar panels a sparkling clean to designing class leading mining truck trays, regional Queensland has the mechanical know-how.
Adani Renewables Australia’s Business Manager Derek Chapman said the new machine will help to maximise the panel’s energy production and improve operational efficiency.
“There’s a large mining services knowledge base in our region, so it is great to see companies like SMW Group who have always been focused on traditional mining use their capability for renewable projects as well,” Mr Chapman said.
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From Industry Queensland:
A Central Queensland solar farm has drawn on the expertise of Rockhampton-based SMW Group to produce custom-designed equipment to clean its 247,000 solar panels. SMW developed the equipment specifically for the Rugby Run solar farm near Moranbah, with the cleaning arm and rotating brushes tailored for its panels.