The General Purpose South building has reached another sustainability milestone with the installation of a new 66.5 kWp solar PV system. This installation and the recent building re-commissioning of HVAC and hot water systems, have led to a 50% reduction in grid energy consumption.

The 66.5 kWp system of the GP North Building is composed of  266 PV modules occupying a roof area of 432m². This system is expected to generate approximately 97,000 kWh per year.

  • Site Name: UQ St. Lucia Campus
  • Building/Location: General Purpose South Building
  • Suburb/City: St. Lucia, Brisbane QLD, 4067
  • Nominal DC Output: 72.56 kWp
  • Module Area: 457 m²
  • Start-up Date: 19/05/2016
  • Visible on Live Data Display: Yes
  • Date Connected to Display: 19/05/2016

Technical Data

  • Site Longitude: 153° 0' 54.4458" E
  • Site Latitude: 27° 30' 0.1182" S
  • Height Above Sea Level: 28 + Building Height
  • Time Zone: AEST
  • Type of Installation: Roof-top (elevated)
  • Tracking system: No tracking system
  • Tilt:
  • Orientation: Azimuth = 10°, 22°, 33°
  • Module Make & Model: Trina TSM-260 P05A
  • Module Technology: Polycrystalline Silicon
  • Module Size: 1650 x 992 x 35mm
  • Number of Modules: 279
  • Inverter Make & Model: ABB Aurora TRIO-27.6 - TL - OUTD - S1 - US
  • Number of Inverters: 3