“Solgen was very thorough and professional in all stages of the project from initial discussions, through to tender negotiations, installation, and commissioning.”

– Paolo Bevilacqua, Sustainability Manager, Australand Property Group

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Solgen Energy successfully won the tender to design, procure and install an Industrial Solar Power System at the Clifford Hallam Healthcare (CH2) warehouse facilities located in Eastern Creek, Western Sydney. The Warehouse Solar System was installed on the new trim deck roofing using a tilt frame network while maintaining the integrity of the roof with expansion joints.

Solar Power Project Details

Key facts about this Warehouse Solar System Project:

Client: Australand Holdings Limited
Location: CH2 warehouse building, Eastern Creek
Date Completed: September 2013
Solar system peak capacity: 99.75kWp
Module: 399 x Yingli Poly 250W
Inverter: SMA Tripower Inverters
Green savings: 128.2 tonnes of emissions per annum
Solar electricity generated: 144.0MWh per annum

Challenges

This Warehouse Solar Power System Project presented a number of unique challenges, for which Solgen Energy was able to develop an innovative design and construction methodology. Some of the key challenges have been:

  • Installation of roof mounted solar panels that maintained aesthetic architectural requirements
  • Working alongside the builders to install within a compressed timeline
  • Installation of solar panel array on the new trim deck roofing using a tilt frame network while maintaining the integrity of the roof with expansion joints
  • Installing the solar panel array close to roof mounted HVAC equipment
  • Meeting the clients preferred equipment location meant installing excessive length of power cables, while ensuring power losses were kept to a minimum<

Solutions

The Solgen Energy Engineers are Clean Energy Council (CEC) Accredited and ensure that the design is optimised to ensure that the solar power system produces the maximum amount of power from the sun.
The Solgen Project Management team, lead by the operations manager, worked closely with our clients to ensure that the project met their needs and was successfully delivered on schedule. Solgen Energy also managed all the required approvals and inspections required by the Distribution Network Service Provider (DNSP).

The components chosen for this Warehouse Solar System Project were key to its successful implementation. High efficiency products from leading manufacturers were selected to provide the hardware solution. The components used include:

  • Compact 250W polycrystalline photovoltaic modules made by Yingli.
  • Industrial rated tripower inverters made in Germany by SMA
  • Solar panel array mounting using a tilt frame network set at 15 degrees working in harmony with the roof expansion joints<
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Benefits

The installation of the solar system at the CH2 warehouse building is an example of the CH’s commitment to tackle climate change and reducing carbon pollution.

The benefits of the solar installations are:

  • Green savings over 128.2 tonnes of emissions annually
  • The Solar Power System produces 144.02MWh/yr of electricity per year from renewable sources
  • The Solar Installation demonstrates positive action on climate change to community

To enquire about how solar can facilitate your business, contact our energy consultants today.

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