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