UQ St Lucia Campus has one of the largest integrated PV installation in Australia - 2.3 MW. The original 1.2 MW PV system has been expanded with the addition of new generation capacity in the rooftops of new and existing buildings. St Lucia also features a novel at grade Solar Concentrating Array alongside Sir Fred Schonell Drive. 

The St Lucia Campus is located beside a large bend in the Brisbane River approximately 5 kms southwest of the the Brisbane CBD (view St Lucia Campus Map). A wide range of teaching, research, recreational and cultural activities is conducted at St Lucia.  On a busy day, over 40,000 students will be present on the campus. More information is available at the UQ St Lucia website.

Going forward, the University is planning to install additional PV arrays on available roof space at the St Lucia Campus.

  • UQ Centre The premier auditorium and lecture space for events and graduations at the St Lucia Campus Read More
  • Multi Level Carpark 1 Provides four levels of under cover car parking and can accommodate approximately 580 vehicles. Read More
  • Multi Level Carpark 2 Provides four levels of under cover car parking and can accommodate approximately 580 vehicles. Read More
  • Sir Llew Edwards Building (SLEB) Named for a recently retired University of Queensland Chancellor and long time Senate Member. Read More
  • Concentrating Photovoltaic Array This automatic tracking array uses parabollic mirrors to concentrate direct sunlight onto individual solar cells. Read More
  • Prentice Building The Prentice Building has 13.4 kWp of PV modules installed to test the effectiveness of a special anti-reflective surface coating. Read More
  • Global Change Institute (GCI) Building Equipped with a 138kW PV system, the GCI is UQ's first net zero energy, water and carbon impact building. Read More
  • Advanced Engineering Building(AEB) Modern energy efficiency features and a 5-star green rating make the AEB a living laboratory of sustainable building design.  Read More
  • Learning Innovation Building (LIB) This building is UQ's nerve centre for technology-assisted learning and education innovation. Read More
  • Queensland Bioscience Precinct (QBP)  The QBP's state of the art infrastructure now includes a 34.66kW PV array. Read More
  • Pedestrian Link Bridge  This new piece of infrastructure boasts a 15.25kW rooftop system . Read More
  • General Purpose North 3 Building  The GP North 3 Building has gone green with a new 66.5 kWp PV system. Read More
  • Warehouse Building (No. 99)  The Warehouse Building (No. 99)is contributing to the sustainability of the St Lucia Campus by hosting a 164 kWp PV system. Read More
  • GP South Building  (No. 78)  Thanks to its 72.6kWp solar PV system, the  GP South Building (No. 78) is now significantly less reliant on grid energy. Read More
  • Colin Clark Building (No. 39)  The Colin Clark Building (No. 39) has increased its sustainability credentials by another notch by hosting a 51.5 kWp PV system. Read More
  • Joyce Ackroyd Building (No. 37)  With the addition of a 54.3kWp PV system to the JA building, all suitable building roofs within the Commerce precinct host now a photovoltaic array. Read More
  • Axon Building (No. 47) The Axon Building is moving up the sustainability ladder with the addition of a 34.32kWp PV system. Read More
  • Duhig North Building (No. 12) The Duhig North Building is the first library building on campus to feature a PV system. Read More
  • John Hines Building (No. 62) and Physiology Lecture Theatre Building (No. 63)  This PV system is the first on campus to feature power optimisers. Read More

St Lucia section

UQ Centre

UQ Centre

The UQ Centre has the University's largest PV installation at 433kWp. The Centre's extensive, gently sloping roof area, which is free of obstructions, and its building location and orientation, make it an ideal site for a large PV installation.

On some days the peak output of the rooftop PV system will exceed the electricity demand of the UQ Centre. In this case power is exported from the building and distributed to other nearby buildings using the University's low voltage electricity network (all the PV power generated at St Lucia is used on-campus to displace grid electricity). 

The UQ Centre's large lecture and auditorium spaces make it the premier venue for graduations, ceremonies, exhibitions, conferences, banquets, lectures, and cultural and sporting events. More information is available at the UQ Centre website.

  • Site Name: UQ St. Lucia Campus
  • Building/Location: UQ Centre - Bld. 27A
  • Suburb/City: St. Lucia, Brisbane QLD, 4067
  • Nominal DC output: 433.44 kWp
  • Module area: 2956 m²
  • Start-up Date: 1/06/2011
  • Visible on Live Data Display: Yes
  • Date Connected to Display: 10/06/2011

Technical Data

  • Site Longitude: 153°00'54.8" E
  • Site Latitude: 27°29'45" S
  • Height Above Sea Level: 28 m
  • Time Zone: AEST
  • Type of Installation: Rooftop installation (elevated)
  • Tracking system: No tracking system 
  • Orientation & Tilt: 110° & 3° (Lower/South Roof) 
  • Orientation & Tilt: 20° & -3° (Perimeter)
  • Orientation & Tilt: 20° & 6° (Core)
  • Module Make & Model: Trina TSM 240-PC05
  • Module Technology: Polycrystalline silicon
  • Module Size: 1650 x 992mm
  • Number of Modules: 1806
  • Inverter Make & Model: Aurora Power-One PVI-12.5-OUTD/-S & Aurora Power-One PVI-5000-OUTD
  • Number of Inverters:32 (31 x 12.5 and 1 x 5000) 
Multi Level Carpark 1

Multi Level Carpark 1

This is one of two nearly identical multilevel car parking buildings.  Its near flat roof and absence of shading structures often found on other buildings, such as exhaust cowls and cell phone towers, make the building an ideal site for a photovoltaic array. As a result, almost 339 kWp of PV has been installed.   

Panels on the north edge of the building have been placed parallel with the roofline.To deal with the undulating roof and small differences in roof level, the other panels are placed on tilt frames. All power generated from Multi-Level Carpark 1 is exported to a nearby substation and then distributed for use through the LV network; some may find its way back to this car parking building to power daytime lighting. Provision has been made for future electric vehicle charging in this car parking building using PV electricity.

  • Site Name: UQ St. Lucia Campus
  • Building/Location: Multi-Level Carpark - Bld. # 98A
  • Suburb/City: St. Lucia, Brisbane QLD, 4067
  • Nominal DC output: 338.9 kWp
  • Module area: 2305 m²
  • Start-up Date: 1/06/2011
  • Visible on Live Data Display: Yes
  • Date Connected to Display: 10/06/2011

Technical Data

  • Site Longitude: 153°00'37" E
  • Site Latitude: 27°29'42" S
  • Height Above Sea Level: 23 m
  • Time Zone: AEST
  • Type of Installation: Rooftop installation (elevated)
  • Tracking system: No tracking system
  • Tilt: 2° -  6°
  • Orientation: 20°
  • Module Make & Model: Trina TSM 240-PC05
  • Module Technology: Polycrystalline silicon
  • Module Size: 1650 x 992mm
  • Number of Modules: 1412
  • Inverter Make & Model: Aurora Power-One PVI-12.5-OUTD/-S & Aurora Power-One PVI-5000-OUTD
  • Number of Inverters: 26 (24 x 12.5 & 2 x 5000)
Multi Level Carpark 2

Multi Level Carpark 2

This is the second of two nearly identical buildings. Almost 339 kWP of PV has been installed on its undulating roof. Some panels have been laid flat on the roof but most have been tilted to accomodate changes in the roof line.

Ordinarily all of the power generated from Car Park 2 would be exported to a nearby substation. The installation has, however, been linked to a very large flow battery and work is underway to see how battery storage and PV generation can be integrated so that the PV can in effect provide light and power after dark. Provision has also been made for future electric vehicle charging using PV power.

  • Site Name: UQ St. Lucia Campus
  • Building/Location: Multi-Level Carpark - Bld. # 98B
  • Suburb/City: St. Lucia, Brisbane QLD, 4067
  • Nominal DC output: 338.9 kWp
  • Module area: 2305 m²
  • Start-up Date: 1/06/2011
  • Visible on Live Data Display: Yes
  • Date Connected to Display: 10/06/2011

Technical Data

  • Site Longitude: 153°00'35" E
  • Site Latitude: 27°29'42" S
  • Height Above Sea Level: 23 m
  • Time Zone: AEST
  • Type of Installation:Rooftop installation (elevated)
  • Tracking system: No tracking system
  • Tilt: 2° - 6°
  • Orientation: 20°
  • Module Make & Model: Trina TSM 240-PC05
  • Module Technology: Polycrystalline silicon
  • Module Size: 1650 x 992mm
  • Number of Modules: 1412
  • Inverter Make & Model:Aurora Power-One PVI-12.5-OUTD/-S & Aurora Power-One PVI-5000-OUTD
  • Number of Inverters: 26 (24 x 12.5 & 2 x 5000)
Sir Llew Edwards Building

Sir Llew Edwards Building

The Sir Llew Edwards Building has strong environmental features including water harvesting, strategic shading and a substantial photovoltaic installation. Most of the solar panels on the building's roof are laid flat or parallel to the roof. A small installation of experimental panels has been placed on tilt frames.

The Sir Llew Edwards Building includes a world-first collaborative teaching and learning space and the Institute for Continuing and TESOL Education (Learn more at the Institute's website). Known initially as GP North 4, the building was renamed shortly after construction in recognition of Sir Llew Edward's highly distinguished service as a long time UQ Senate member and nearly 16 years as Chancellor. 

  • Site Name: UQ St. Lucia Campus
  • Building/Location: Sir Llew Edwards Building (SLEB) - Bld. # 14
  • Suburb/City: St. Lucia, Brisbane QLD, 4067
  • Nominal DC output: 89.76 kWp
  • Module area: 612 m²
  • Start-up Date: 1/6/2011
  • Visible on Live Data Display: Yes
  • Date Connected to Display: 10/06/2011

Technical Data

  • Site Longitude: 153°29'44" E
  • Site Latitude: 27°00'49" S
  • Height Above Sea Level: 43 m
  • Time Zone: AEST
  • Type of Installation:Rooftop installation (elevated)
  • Tracking system: No tracking system
  • Orientation & Tilt: 340° & 22° -  28° (small experimental arrays)
  • Orientation & Tilt: 280° & 3° (main array - 89.76 kWp)
  • Module Make & Model: Trina TSM 240-PC05 (main array)
  • Module Technology: Polycrystalline silicon
  • Module Size: 1650 x 992mm
  • Number of Modules: 374
  • Inverter Make & Model: Aurora Power-One PVI-12.5-OUTD/-S & Aurora Power-One PVI-5000-OUTD
  • Number of Inverters: 7 (6 x 12.5 & 1 x 5000)
Concentrating Photovoltaic Array

Concentrating Photovoltaic Array

The 6 metre high by 7 metre wide Solar Focus, or Concentrating Array, has 560 parabolic mirror units that focus and concentrate sunlight several hundred-fold onto high efficiency triple junction solar cells. A tracking system points the array directly at the sun even when it is hidden by clouds.

The solar concentrating array works very well in bright sunshine. Incoming sunlight is reflected from the back parabolic mirror to a small slightly curved front mirror which in turn reflects the light back onto a solar cell located in a recess at the centre of the parabollic mirror. Each unit has a clear plastic front cover to protect the mirrors and the solar cell.

This mirror based system is not as effective as conventional flat PV modules on overcast and cloudy days as the parabollic mirrors can only "capture" direct sunlight; they cannot make use of scattered or diffuse light that is not travelling parallel with their central axis. That is why the concentrating array has a tracking mechanism that always points the parabollic mirrors directly at the sun. Having a concentrating array at St Lucia enables a direct comparison with the performance of other PV technologies.

  • Site Name: UQ St. Lucia Campus
  • Building/Location: Solar Concentrating Array -Sir Fred Schonell Drive
  • Suburb/City: St. Lucia, Brisbane QLD, 4067
  • Nominal DC output: 8.4 kWp
  • Module area: 48 m²
  • Start-up Date: 23/03/2011
  • Visible on Live Data Display: Yes
  • Date Connected to Display:12/06/2011

Technical Data

  • Site Longitude: 153°00'42" E
  • Site Latitude: 27°29'41" S
  • Height Above Sea Level: 18 m
  • Time Zone: AEST
  • Type of Installation: Mounted on Trackers off the Ground
  • Tracking system: Dual Axis Tracker
  • Tilt: Variable
  • Orientation: Variable
  • Module Make & Model: SolFocus SF-1100S
  • Module Technology: Concentrating Photovoltaic Array (CPV)
  • Module Size: 8000 x 6000 mm
  • Number of Modules: 28
  • Inverter Make & Model: Aurora Power-One PVI-10.0-OUTD
  • Number of Inverters:
Prentice Building

Prentice Building

The Prentice Building accommodates the University's Information Technology Service and Property and Facilities Division and is the site of the main data centre on the St Lucia Campus. The building has a long association with Engineering and Information Technology and this continues with the installation of an experimental 13.4 kWp roof top photovoltaic installation.

Prentice Building History

In November 2011, 56 Trina Solar modules were installed on the Prentice Building to create a four string, 13.4 kWp array. Each string has the same tilt and orientation. Two of the strings have panels with a special anti-reflective coating (ARC). Cable runs from the strings to the inverters are all the same length and other measure have taken to ensure the strings are identical except for the ARC feature. As well as generating useful renewable energy, the installation is designed to test the effectiveness of the ARC technology under field conditions.

  • Site Name: UQ St. Lucia Campus
  • Building/Location: Prentice Building # 42
  • Suburb/City: St. Lucia, Brisbane QLD, 4067
  • Nominal DC output: 13.5 kWp
  • Module area: 78.6 m²
  • Start-up Date: 12/12/2011
  • Visible on Live Data Display: Yes
  • Date Connected to Display:24/04/2013

Technical Data

  • Site Longitude: 153°00'50" E
  • Site Latitude: 27°29'56" S
  • Height Above Sea Level: 38 m
  • Time Zone: AEST
  • Type of Installation: Roof-top installation (elevated)
  • Tracking system: No tracking system
  • Tilt: 27° (adjustable to 15° for research)
  • Orientation: 345°
  • Module Make & Model: Trina Solar TSM-240DC05 & Trina Solar ARC
  • Module Technology: Mono-crystalline Silicon (Anti-Reflective Coating on 50%)
  • Module Size: 1650 x 992 mm
  • Number of Modules: 56
  • Inverter Make & Model: Aurora Power-One PVI-12.5-OUTD/-S
  • Number of Inverters: 1
Global Change Institute (GCI) Building

Global Change Institute (GCI) Building

The Global Change Institute living building is the flagship for sustainability at UQ and provides the focal point for the University’s initiative in sustainable education and research. The GCI building has been designed to have zero net energy, water and carbon impacts. Its roof-mounted 138 kWp photovoltaic system will generate of all of its power needs on-site.

The GCI holds the four largest PV installation of the St Lucia campus. Configured into 9 different arrays with varied panel tilts (5° - 15°) and orientations (10° - 280°), this system is capable of generating more than 200,000 kWh per annum. Its 575 solar modules extend to adjacent buildings, covering a total of 941.2 m² of roof area.

To learn more about this institure's research activitities visit the GCI's website.

  • Site Name: UQ St. Lucia Campus
  • Building/Location: Global Change Institute (GCI) Building
  • Suburb/City: St. Lucia, Brisbane QLD, 4067
  • Nominal DC Output:138 kWp
  • Module Area: 941.2 m²
  • Start-up Date: 23/08/2013
  • Visible on Live Data Display: Yes
  • Date Connected to Display: 23/08/2013

Technical Data

  • Site Longitude: 153°00'52"E
  • Site Latitude: 27°29'51"S
  • Height Above Sea Level: 27 + Building Height
  • Time Zone: AEST
  • Type of Installation: Roof-top (elevated)
  • Tracking system: No tracking system
  • Tilt: 5° - 15°
  • Orientation: 10° - 280°
  • Module Make & Model: Trina Solar (Trina TSM 240 - PC/PA05)
  • Module Technology: Polycrystalline Silicon
  • Module Size: 1650 x 992 mm
  • Number of Modules: 575
  • Inverter Make & Model: Aurora Power-One PVI-12.5-OUTD, Aurora Power-One PVI-10.0-OUTD, Aurora Trio 27.6-OUTD, and Aurora Trio 20.0-OUTD
  • Number of Inverters: 9
Advanced Engineering Building (AEB)

Advanced Engineering Building (AEB)

The Advanced Engineering Building (AEB) achieves a very high standard in ecological sustainability. The energy efficient mixed mode air conditioning system allows natural ventilation during cooler periods supplemented with tempered air, precooled via a basement masonry labyrinth, during warmer periods. In addition, a 95.75 kWp photovoltaic array and a solar hot water system reduce this building’s reliance on fossil-fuels. 

The AEB's 95.75 kWp solar photovoltaic system is comprised of 383 modules mounted on tilted frames facing North-West to optimize energy production, and it has been configured into 10 arrays distributed accross the rooftop of levels 7 and 8.  In tune with the AEB's Living Laboratory concept, this system's high visibility and easy access make it a valuable tool for teaching and an ideal site for interactive learning and experimentation.

More information on this building's features and Green Star ratings is available at the AEB's website.

  • Site Name: UQ St. Lucia Campus
  • Building/Location: Advanced Engineering Building (AEB)
  • Suburb/City: St. Lucia, Brisbane QLD, 4067
  • Nominal DC Output:95.75 kWp
  • Module Area: 640 m²
  • Start-up Date: 24/07/2013
  • Visible on Live Data Display: Yes
  • Date Connected to Display: 24/07/2013

Technical Data

  • Site Longitude: 153°00'53"E
  • Site Latitude: 27°29'58"S
  • Height Above Sea Level: 18 + Building Height
  • Time Zone: AEST
  • Type of Installation: Roof-top (elevated)
  • Tracking system: No tracking system
  • Tilt: 5° - 10°
  • Orientation: 340°
  • Module Make & Model: Q Cells (Q.Pro – G2 250)
  • Module Technology: Polycrystalline Silicon
  • Module Size: 1670 x 1000 mm
  • Number of Modules: 383
  • Inverter Make & Model: Aurora Power One PVI- 10.0-OUTD
  • Number of Inverters: 10
Learning and Innovation Building (LIB)

Learning and Innovation Building (LIB)

The Learning and Innovation Building (LIB) is UQ's new hub for technology-assisted learning. In keeping with the University's sustainability goals, the building was design with cutting-edge green design features, including a 45.25kWp photovoltaic system that supply 25% of its peak-demand energy needs. In addition, the building has automated blinds and louvre windows that adjust to changes in sunlight, window and other environmental consitions to boots its energy efficiency.

Prentice Building History

In November 2011, 56 Trina Solar modules were installed on the Prentice Building to create a four string, 13.4 kWp array. Each string has the same tilt and orientation. Two of the strings have panels with a special anti-reflective coating (ARC). Cable runs from the strings to the inverters are all the same length and other measure have taken to ensure the strings are identical except for the ARC feature. As well as generating useful renewable energy, the installation is designed to test the effectiveness of the ARC technology under field conditions.

  • Site Name: UQ St. Lucia Campus
  • Building/Location: Prentice Building # 42
  • Suburb/City: St. Lucia, Brisbane QLD, 4067
  • Nominal DC output: 13.5 kWp
  • Module area: 78.6 m²
  • Start-up Date: 01/01/2012 (planned)
  • Visible on Live Data Display: No
  • Date Connected to Display: Early 2012 (planned)

Technical Data

  • Site Longitude: 153°00'50" E
  • Site Latitude: 27°29'56" S
  • Height Above Sea Level: 38 m
  • Time Zone: AEST
  • Type of Installation: Roof-top installation (elevated)
  • Tracking system: No tracking system
  • Tilt: 27° (adjustable to 15° for research)
  • Orientation: 345°
  • Module Make & Model: Trina Solar TSM-240DC05 & Trina Solar ARC
  • Module Technology: Mono-crystalline Silicon (Anti-Reflective Coating on 50%)
  • Module Size: 1650 x 992 mm
  • Number of Modules: 56
  • Inverter Make & Model: Aurora Power-One PVI-12.5-OUTD/-S
  • Number of Inverters: 1
Prentice Building History

Prentice Building History

Built in 1964, today's Prentice Building originally housed the Engineering Faculty. It was named the Hawkin Building in honour of Roger William Hercules Hawken, an Australian engineer, the first lecturer in Civil Engineering and then a professor at the University of Queensland. The name Hawken was transferred to a new complex which was built for the Engineering Faculty in the 1990s.

The original Hawkin building also housed the University’s the Prentice Computer Centre which remained after the Faculty of Engineering moved out. The name Prentice was then adopted for the whole building. This name honours Professor Sydney Prentice. Professor Prentice was instrumental in the establishment of the University's first computer centre in 1962. He administered the computer centre from 1962 to 1969. He was elected Emeritus Professor in 1973 and awarded the Order of Australia in 1979.

The Prentice Building still houses a large data centre and also provides office accommodation for the University's Property and Facilities Division, its Information Technology Service and the Office of Marketing and Communications.

Queensland Bioscience Precinct (QBP)

Queensland Bioscience Precinct (QBP)

The Queensland Bioscience Precinct (QBP) is a collaborative research facility dedicated to human, animal and plant biotechnological research. With a footprint of 35,000 square meters, the QPB comprises four large buildings, multiple research laboratories as well as conference venues and plant growth facilities.

The QBP's 34.66 kWp solar photovoltaic system was designed to follow the special architectural lines of the John Hay building.The dark colour  frame of each module help it to seamlessly blend  with the existing metal roof. This system is comprised of 106 modules facing east that are configured into 2 arrays. 

  • Site Name: UQ St. Lucia Campus
  • Building/Location: Queensland Bioscience Precinct (QBP)
  • Suburb/City: St. Lucia, Brisbane QLD, 4067
  • Nominal DC Output: 34.66 kWp
  • Module Area: 173 m²
  • Start-up Date: TBA
  • Visible on Live Data Display: TBA
  • Date Connected to Display:  TBA

Technical Data

  • Site Longitude: 153°00'38" E
  • Site Latitude: 27°29'52.5" S
  • Height Above Sea Level: 22 + Building Height
  • Time Zone: AEST
  • Type of Installation: Roof-top (elevated)
  • Tracking system: No tracking system
  • Tilt:
  • Orientation: 90°
  • Module Make & Model: Sun Power Modules (Sun Power E20/327)
  • Module Technology: Monocrystalline Silicon
  • Module Size: 1559 x 1046 mm
  • Number of Modules: 106
  • Inverter Make & Model: Aurora Power-One PVI-10.0-TL-OUTD, Aurora Power –One Trio-27.6-TL-OUTD (1 x 10, 1 x 27.6)
  • Number of Inverters: 2
Pedestrian Link Bridge

Pedestrian Link Bridge

The Pedestrian Link Bridge is a new piece of infrastructure that comes to reinforce UQ’s green credentials. The bridge provides improved access for users with limited mobility and facilitates sustainable commuting for more that 20,000 people every day. With a 15.25 kW PV system on its rooftop it is also contributing to the University’s shift to renewable energy sources.

The bridge's solar PV system has an estimated annual production of up to 22,000 kWh and generates electricity for lighting, lifts and neighbouring buildings. The system's flat mount installation utilises the natural slope of the roof structure for improved water drainage and reduced asthetic pollution.  

  • Site Name: UQ St. Lucia Campus
  • Building/Location: Pedestrian Link Bridge
  • Suburb/City: St. Lucia, Brisbane QLD, 4067
  • Nominal DC Output:15.25 kWp
  • Module Area: 97 m²
  • Start-up Date: 01/07/2015
  • Visible on Live Data Display: Yes
  • Date Connected to Display: 01/07/2015

Technical Data

  • Site Longitude: 153°00'53"E
  • Site Latitude: 27°29'58"S
  • Height Above Sea Level: 12m (average)
  • Time Zone: AEST
  • Type of Installation: Roof-top (elevated)
  • Tracking system: No tracking system
  • Tilt: 
  • Orientation: 94°
  • Module Make & Model: Tier 1 Solar CSUN305-72P-A 305W
  • Module Technology: Polycrystalline Silicon
  • Module Size: 1956 x 990 mm
  • Number of Modules: 50
  • Inverter Make & Model: 50 x Enphase 250W micro inverters
  • Number of Inverters: 50

GP North 3

GP North 3

The General Purpose North 3 building has taken another step in the path towards sustainability. The installation of a new 66.5 kWp system is one among several initiatives aimed at reducing this building's carbon footprint.

The 66.5 kWp system of the GP North Building is composed of  266 PV modules occupying a roof area of 432m². This system features a state of the art roof access system and it is expected to generate approximately 100,000 kWh per year.

  • Site Name: UQ St. Lucia Campus
  • Building/Location: General Purpose North 3 (GPN3)
  • Suburb/City: St. Lucia, Brisbane QLD, 4067
  • Nominal DC Output: 66.5 kWp
  • Module Area: 432 m²
  • Start-up Date: 18/02/2016
  • Visible on Live Data Display: Yes
  • Date Connected to Display: 18/02/2016

Technical Data

  • Site Longitude: 153°0’49.15” E
  • Site Latitude:    127°29’42.41” S
  • Height Above Sea Level: 17 + Building Height
  • Time Zone: AEST
  • Type of Installation: Roof-top (elevated)
  • Tracking system: No tracking system
  • Tilt:
  • Orientation: azimuth -56°
  • Module Make & Model: CSUN 250-60P-A 60-1
  • Module Technology: Polycrystalline Silicon
  • Module Size: 1640 x 990 x 40mm
  • Number of Modules: 266
  • Inverter Make & Model: ABB Aurora  Trio-20.0/27.6-TL-OUTD
  • Number of Inverters: 3 (2x20, 1x27.6)
Warehouse Building (No. 99)

Warehouse Building (No. 99)

Apart from providing key storage and logistical services, the Warehouse Building (No.99) has become a provider of renewable energy and a hub of green  transport for the St Lucia campus. Its 164 kWp PV system powers various loads, including one of UQ's  Electrical Vehicle (EV) charging stations.

The 164 kWp system of the Warehouse Building (No. 99) is expected to produce 240,000 kWh per year. By powering one of the two EV charging stations installed at the St Lucia campus, this system also marks another milestone in UQ's sustainable transport strategy .

  • Site Name: UQ St. Lucia Campus
  • Building/Location: Warehouse Building (No. 99)
  • Suburb/City: St. Lucia, Brisbane QLD, 4067
  • Nominal DC Output: 164 kWp
  • Module Area: 1065 m²
  • Start-up Date: 4/02/2016
  • Visible on Live Data Display: Yes
  • Date Connected to Display: 4/02/2016

Technical Data

  • Site Longitude: 27° 29' 40" S
  • Site Latitude: 153° 0' 30.6252" E
  • Height Above Sea Level: 8.1m + Building Height
  • Time Zone: AEST
  • Type of Installation: Roof-top (elevated)
  • Tracking system: No tracking system
  • Tilt:
  • Orientation: Azimuth = -100°, -10°, 80°
  • Module Make & Model: CSUN 250-60P-A 60-1
  • Module Technology: Polycrystalline Silicon
  • Module Size: 1640 x 990 x 40mm
  • Number of Modules: 656
  • Inverter Make & Model: ABB Aurora  Trio-27.6-TL-OUTD
  • Number of Inverters: 6
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