The Administration and Teaching blocks each have a 12.6 kWp roof-mounted PV array making the total installation 25.2 kWp. Modules are installed parallel with the roof on the Teaching Block. To compensate for the reverse roof slope on the Administration Block, the panels there are tilted above the roofline to the point where their angle to the sun is the same as those on the Teaching Block.

The Administration and Teaching Facility provides modern teaching labs and classrooms, a computer room and a reference library. Outdoor amenities include a large seating/dining space, amphitheatre, a reef touch tank and display aquaria. It is the teaching and social hub of the HIRS.

  • Site Name: Heron Island Research Station (HIRS)
  • Building/Location: Administration and Teaching Facility
  • Suburb/City: Heron Island, QLD
  • Nominal DC output:25.2 kWp
  • Module area: 178.2 m²
  • Start-up Date: 1/06/2010
  • Visible on Live Data Display: No
  • Date Connected to Display:Mid 2012 (planned)

Technical Data

  • Site Longitude: 151°54'47" E
  • Site Latitude: 23°26'33"
  • Height Above Sea Level: 9 metres
  • Time Zone: AEST
  • Type of Installation:Rooftop installation (elevated)
  • Tracking system: No tracking system
  • Tilt:10 °
  • Orientation: 30°
  • Module Make & Model: Polycrystalline silicon
  • Module Technology: Kyocera 210w
  • Module Size: 1500 x 990 mm
  • Number of Modules: 120
  • Inverter Make & Model:Aurora One PVI-4.2 KD210GH-2PU
  • Number of Inverters:6