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