The PV installation at MBRS is part of a number of initiatives aimed to reduce the environmental foot-print and increase the sustainability of the Research Station. For example, an evacuated tube solar hot water system has also been installed.

The 40kWp installation at MBRS is spread across three buildings: the Facilities Block, 13.5 kWp (library, cafeteria, and administration); the Accommodation Block, 14.5kWp; and the Teaching and Research Block, 12 kWp. Modules were placed parallel with the rooflines resulting in various tilt and orientation angles.

  • Site Name: Moreton Bay Research Station
  • Building/Location: Accommodation, Teaching/Research and Facilities Blocks
  • Suburb/City: Dunwich, North Stradbroke Island, 4183
  • Nominal DC output: 40 kWp
  • Module area: 284.44 m²
  • Start-up Date: Jan 2012 (planned)
  • Visible on Live Data Display: No
  • Date Connected to Display:Early 2012 (planned)

Technical Data

  • Site Longitude: 153°24'60" E
  • Site Latitude: 27°29'48"
  • Height Above Sea Level: 8-15 metres
  • Time Zone: AEST
  • Type of Installation:Rooftop installation (elevated)
  • Tracking system: No tracking system
  • Tilt:Various ±5 ° Parallel with Roof Lines
  • Orientation: Various: 60°; 240°; 330°
  • Module Make & Model: Polycrystalline silicon
  • Module Technology: Schott Poly 235 watt Solar Panel
  • Module Size: 1685 x 993mm
  • Number of Modules: 170
  • Inverter Make & Model:Aurora Power-One PVI-12.5-OUTD/-S
  • Number of Inverters:3