The University of Technology Sydney’s 101kW pilot commercial solar system is now completed and has been receiving high praise for the quality of the installation.
After sending out requests for proposals, UTS selected Todae Solar due to the immense amount of experience delivering commercial solar energy systems for Australia’s schools and universities – including ACT’s largest rooftop system for Amaroo School, a 500kW multi-site rollout for the national solar schools program, and a 237kW system for UNSW.
The 101kW solar system, located on two buildings, Building 4 and Building 6 (Yura Mudang), received high praise from an AUSGRID official who visited the site for a final inspection. “The installation of the solar system was done to a high standard. Just wanted to let you know how impressed I was with the solar installation and want you to pass on my praises to [your installer] for a job that exceeds the Australian Standards, said the AUSGRID inspector. “I would like to see his standard of installation used throughout the whole solar industry.”
This level of quality workmanship along with the excellent business case for commercial solar power to help organisations lower their electricity bills in an age of skyrocketing energy prices is part of the reason for the growing trend of schools and universities choosing Todae Solar to provide solar-powered solutions. Like UTS, La Trobe University has also contracted Todae Solar to design, procure, and install a 573kW solar system later this year and Charles Sturt University’s (CSU) 1.7MW solar system is currently underway and expected to be completed in mid-September. Other than high electricity bills, these educational institutions also all have their own comprehensive sustainability targets – thus making solar energy a perfect solution to addressing both high energy prices, and environmental goals.
The solar systems installed on Building 4 and Building 6 will help UTS meet its goal for renewable energy purchasing to meet 40-50 per cent of the university’s needs by 2019. These works fall under the $1.3 billion UTS City Campus Master Plan program, set out to encourage sustainability and energy efficiency.
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