School of Engineering and IT

The Renewable Energy Outdoor Test Area (ROTA)

The Renewable Energy Outdoor Test Area (ROTA) facilities include:

  • photovoltaic (PV)/wind/diesel/battery hybrid systems,
  • low temperature solar thermal systems,
  • a sun simulator for PV module tests,
  • a 10 kW PV trough concentrator system,
  • various grid connected PV systems

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Raising the 1kW SOMA turbine at the NSWTC Henderson test site.

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Installing a 5.5kW Show 15A small wind turbine at ROTA (left.) NSWTC running a training course on small wind turbines (right.)

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20kW Westwin turbine lowered at ROTA (left.) Lowering the 5kW Westwind turbine at ROTA (right.)

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Assembling the 1kW SOMA turbine.