SOLAR CASE STUDY – HAHNDORF

Adelaide Hills, South Australia

  • Hahndorf IGA commercial install
  • Hahndorf IGA commercial solar
Location

Hahndorf, South Australia

System Size

20kW

Estimated Annual Production

31.2 MWh

CO2 Avoided Annually

40.5 tonnes

Solar Inverter

2 x SMA Sunny Tripower 15kW

Solar Panels

80 x REC 250W

Mounting System

SunLock

Installation Date

February 2013

The forward-thinking owner of the building that houses Hahndorf’s IGA chose Energy Matters to help him achieve his solar goals.

Joshua Reynolds purchased the solar power system and Hahndorf IGA benefits from the substantial savings the system provides.

“The 20kW installation was completed in just 4 days”

An 18.75 kW system was originally planned for the project but while on site; Energy Matters installation professional Cameron Sherriff  noticed suitable space for extra panels. With Mr. Reynold’s consent, 5 more solar panels were quickly added to the design; significantly boosting the total output of the system and the electricity savings for the tenants.

Award-winning REC solar panels were chosen for the project for their superb quality and rapid payback time.

The panels were affixed to a SunLock mounting system. SunLock products are designed by Energy Matters’ sister company Apollo Energy and manufactured in Australia. Designed by installers for installers, all SunLock products are fast to install, compliant with relevant standards (including AS/NZS1170.2:2011/Amdt 2:2012) and highly durable.

Two three-phase German-made SMA Sunny Tri-power solar inverters were used in the installation, which offer a “future-proof” design, a maximum efficiency of 98.5 %, SMA OptiTrac MPP tracking and active temperature management with OptiCool. SMA is the world’s leading inverter brand and has won multiple awards for its solar products.

As a chain is only as strong as its weakest link and the little things certainly count when it comes to rooftop arrays; all other fixtures, fittings and cabling used in the installation were of equally high quality to ensure a long system life and maximum efficiency.

The 20kW rooftop solar panel system was rapidly installed by Energy Matters. Installation commenced on February 26, 2013 and was completed just 4 days later; on March 1 2013.

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