SOLAR CASE STUDY – BOX HILL TAFE

Box Hill, Victoria

  • Box Hill Tafe solar project
  • Solar panels - Box Hill TAFE
Location

Box Hill, Victoria

System Size

53 kWp

Annual CO2 Savings

93 tonnes

Annual Production 74.5 MWh

74.5 MWh

Solar Panels

212 x REC 250W

Solar Inverters

4x SMA Sunny Tri Power 15kW

Mounting System

5° tilts

Monitoring

SMA DM-485CB-10 RS485

Energy Matters executed a 53 kWp solar PV system project on the award winning Building 7 at Box Hill TAFE, Victoria.

The building is a 6000m² four-level project with an Integrated Technology Hub designed for educating Victoria’s future mechanical services trade apprentices. Construction building 7 was supported by the Australian Government under the Education Investment Fund.

The ITH provides world class facilities in a structure designed to achieve a 5 star green star accreditation.

Building 7 won the coveted Master Builders Association Excellence in Construction Projects award in the $30m to $80m category.

Using 212 tier-one REC 250W solar panels and 4 SMA Sunny Tri Power inverters, the system played an important part in winning the award.

Other highlights of the solar PV system include an SMA monitoring platform linked directly to a building management system, a mounting subframe that allows for both flexible module layout and optimal tilt to the north for maximum yield, and SunLock channel for cable routing back to the backbone tray.

The project site was an extremely busy place. As well as the solar PV installation, construction works included the demolition of existing car park, essential services relocations, upgrade of existing electrical Kiosk, complex mechanical services with an alternative system for each level (educational requirement).

Additionally service bar reticulation systems, complex wall and ceiling linings and façade systems, access road, bike pods and external works were carried out.

In among all this activity, Energy Matters delivered the system to rigorous deadlines, with limited roof access, while coordinating with countless other trades working on site for walkways, roof works and handrails.

The system can be viewed for educational purposes via roof access and has sufficient walkway access to facilitate ongoing maintenance and cleaning.

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