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With the aim of reducing the buildings escalating power bill and to gain recognition for renewable self-generated power, the client was informed by other solar companies that a maximum of 62kW would fit the available roof space. Once a site survey was carried out and a roof structure passed preliminary designs, it was established that 99.9kW could be installed with ease.
This project was partially funded by a grant from the Federal Government’s Green Building Fund (GBF). It is an example of what can be achieved to upgrade existing commercial properties to become renewable energy efficient by significantly improving electricity generation, efficiencies and reducing carbon emission rates.
Liaise with the customer, Energy Australia and The Clean Energy Council to gain all approvals and ensure the system met all proposed expectations with little to no disruption to the existing tenants.
Once all of the in-house electrical designs had been completed by Peter Libretto, the steel structure was then assembled on the roof, the 555 solar modules were installed and all DC cables were run, whist the panels were being installed work commenced on transforming the roof top plant room into the inverter switch room, cable tray was laid to the array incorporating 9 string fuse boxes which was routed to purpose built switch boards housing all circuit protection equipment. To maximise yield and quality, 9 German manufactured SMA 11,000TL inverters were selected complete with a monitoring system measuring yield, Co2 reduction and daily savings displayed on a 50’plasma screen in the buildings foyer.
The system produces 134MWhrs/year with 142 tonnes of CO² reduction, on completion it was officially opened by the Minister for Environment in August 2010.