UQ St Lucia has the largest integrated PV installation in Australia - 1.2 MW covering 8,200 square metres of roof space across four major buildings: the UQ Centre; the Sir Llew Edwards Building; and two adjacent multi-level car parking buildings. It also has a small experimental array on the Prentice Building and 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.
The University is planning to install additional PV arrays on a number of new buildings under construction at the St Lucia Campus. A 100 kWp instalation is also planned for the new Oral Health Building. This is currently being designed for the University's medical campus adjacent the Royal and Brisbane Women's Hospital precinct at Herston, just north of the Brisbane CBD.
- 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