Precaste Concrete, Carole Park is a major shopping complex situated in Carole Park on Queensland’s Ipswich. The complex features three major supermarkets, more than 80 specialty stores and now a unique solar power installation.
The huge PV array consists of 2,051 x 310 watt solar panels with a combined capacity of 636kWp.
The solar panels are connected via 2,051 SolarEdge Optimizers to 19 x SolarEdge 3- Phase inverters. The Optimizers are small electronic devices attached to each solar panel that enable panel-level monitoring and ensure each module panel is continually kept at maximum power point. Electricity losses due to mismatch or partial shading conditions can also be kept to a minimum through the use of SolarEdge Optimizers.
Additionally, this SolarEdge system also provides a superior level of safety.
The DC-DC optimisers revert to ‘extra low voltage’ when a system is off during daylight hours. This enables the building owner to install a solar structure in an occupied space (i.e. panels directly exposed to human traffic) without the need for a sprinkler system for fire safety.
If an accident occurs, the system will automatically isolate to safe mode once the communications link is breached or an emergency button is pushed. This allows firefighters to operate safely and use water to push back a flame front.
The Energy Matters team designed the system, procured the components, and installed the system from start to finish; ensuring a successful implementation of the highest quality.
In addition to solar, Precast Concrete installed LED high bay lighting; demonstrating leadership in this sector with regard to carbon footprint reduction.
Considering a commercial solar project? Contact us today and we can begin to build your system together.