16 February 2005
Springers recently installed a solar system for Main Roads which was needed to run the camera monitoring the David Low Highway north of Mooloolaba.
The site required power for the camera and transmitter and is a test site for other locations where power is not available.
Springers installed 4 x 80 Watt BP solar panels into an aluminium frame which was purpose designed for the site. A Plasmatronic PL40 regulator was used so that the site can be monitored regularly. 2 x sealed 120Ah AGM batteries were used so that maintenance is negligible.
Note the bird spikes on the top side of the panel to keep them clean from nesting birds