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The Ballast Solar Power System installed at 343 George Street Sydney is part of 1.25MW Solar Power Project for the City of Sydney Council. The solar panel system was installed on a flat concrete roof using ballast and a special solar panel flat roof mounting system.
Solgen Energy was awarded the City of Sydney Solar Project to design, install and commission over 1.5MW of solar power installations on major buildings owned by the City of Sydney Council. The systems have been installed on 30 properties throughout the municipality.
The City of Sydney Council set a target of achieving a 70 per cent reduction in carbon emissions across the City of Sydney local government area and to have 25 per cent of its energy needs coming from renewable resources by 2030.
When completed, the City of Sydney Solar Power Project is estimated to deliver a 4.5 per cent reduction in the City’s overall greenhouse gas emissions and 12.5 per cent of the City’s own energy requirements.
|Client:||The City of Sydney Council|
|Location:||343 George Street, Sydney CBD|
|Date Completed:||July 2013|
|Solar system peak capacity:||7.75 kWp|
|Module:||31 x Trina Solar 250W|
|Inverter:||1 x SMA SMA STP8000TL-20|
|Green savings:||12 tonnes of emissions per annum|
|Solar electricity generated:||12.1MWh per annum|
The key challenges designing and installing the 343 George Street Ballast Solar Power System include:
Solgen Energy has a strong reputation for design and engineering excellence and was able to deliver a Solar Power System that achieved the maximum possible electricity output, while adhering to strict site regulations for the heritage building.
The Solgen Energy Clean Energy Council (CEC) Accredited Engineers designed a special ballast mounting system for this Solar Panel Project to mount the solar system onto the flat concrete roof without penetrating the waterproof membrane. This special solar panel ballast mounting system was required to be structurally certified to handle the high wind loads experienced at 11 storeys high.
Solgen Energy’s exceptional planning and project management capabilities delivered over 3 tonnes special ballast for the mounting system on the roof top of the 11 storey building while maintaining public access around the building area throughout.
The key benefits of the ballast solar power installation at 343 George Street under the City of Sydney Solar Project include: