Australia's most cost effective solar farm installation process.

High quality installs in a fraction of the time of traditional framing systems

Meralli Projects is an Australian company specialising in the construction of utility scale solar power stations. Meralli Projects uses an innovative process that delivers high quality installs in a fraction of the time of traditional framing systems. Developers choose Meralli Projects for reliability, quality, cost effectiveness, and speed of installation. Our team can also provide operations and maintenance, and logistics support to developers and owners of utility scale solar plants. We work closely with local communities on projects that deliver economic, social and environmental benefits and create a more sustainable future for all Australians.

Australia’s future energy development will be localized, or distributed, as per the CSIRO and ENA forecasts, and predictions by new AEMO boss Audrey Zibelman. Regional Australia, and in particular agribusiness is staggering under the weight of the high cost of electricity. Meralli Projects in building the first, and indeed the largest, commercial solar farm of its type in the world, identified the important role that this renewable power system can have for rural and regional economic development. The Solar Farm Industry to date has been focused on large scale, tax payer subsidised or funded by offtake contracts from government agencies. Peg Frame has a lower levelised cost of electricity compared to all other renewable construction systems. This allows for the potential of unique economic developments in regional areas. While large-scale solar plants are slowed down by costs, connection issues and getting power purchase agreements, the PEG Frame System can overcome many of these hurdles. It is quick to install – the equivalent of 1 megawatt per week, compact – 1.4 megawatt per hectare, and cheaper installation – less than $1.00 per watt complete.

Meralli’s innovative, competitive advantage

  • The Belectric PEG Framing System allows for a fast, high-quality build in a fraction of the time compared to other methods. For example, Dunblane was completed in 11 weeks compared to 18 months for an equivalent sized development also in Barcaldine.
  • Use of a fixed-tilt substructure located 80cm above the ground has reduced supply, transportation and installation costs by 40%.
  • Increased capacity – the PEG Framing System features close fitting arrays that allows for nearly twice the capacity per hectare compared to other systems.
  • Meralli’s unique installation process needs minimal use of heavy equipment onsite, no installation operations above shoulder height, no 240v electrical equipment on site, and light and easily manageable components.
  • The system does not require a large or specialised workforce, so labour can be sourced from local communities. At Dunblane, a team of nine was required for the initial frame installation, increasing to 21 for the moduling phase.
  • Meralli is structured to deliver plants in the 200kW to 30MW range.
  • Meralli development costs are about half those predicted for solar power generators by the Federal Government’s Finkel Review into energy pricing with the investment costs likely to be repaid within eight to ten years. It’s now proven return on investment make it ideal and highly attractive for private funding models.
  • Our Australian developed installation process, unique to Meralli, allows for cost effective remote and regional installations, providing opportunities to regional communities that my otherwise not exist.
  • At Dunblane pegging trailers installed a minimum 480 pegs per day, with solar panel moduling rates as high as 1700 per day. These construction rates result in up to an 80% reduction in installation times compared to other photovoltaic construction systems.
  • Fast installations equal in unparalleled return on investment. And its low costs mean it does not require tax payer subsidies or government assistance of any kind.

We serve regional Australia

  • Regional Australia leads photovoltaic capacity build
  • Regional communities have, and are developing, strategies to take advantage of the electricity revolution
  • Smaller large renewable projects are gaining traction
  • Increasing inquiry looking for energy security solutions
  • Solar provides an opportunity for regional users to reduce their energy bill during summer peak demand
  • Fulfilling demand for smaller, cost-effective solar plants in the 200kW to 30MW range

Meralli Solar provides accessible, affordable energy solutions 

  • Regional Industrial Estates – Behind the Pole
  • Regional and remote tourism facilities
  • Large agribusinesses such as feedlots
  • Regional councils powering high consumption areas such as water treatment
  • Regional communities currently at the end of the electricity grid