Client: Hyder Consulting

CTP Scope:
  • Energy Model
  • Feasibility Study
  • Electrical and mechanical design of the roof mounted PV systems
  • Grid Application and Grid Box
  • Design Phase: Aug 13 – Nov 13

  • Construction Phase: Mar 14 – Aug 14

Project Goal:

The Rouse Hill Town Centre is a multi-use development combining retail and residential in a unique shopping and living complex.  The shopping centre owners, GPT, wanted to design and deliver a solar PV system that would offset daytime energy consumption from house services loads such as lighting and HVAC.

Project Challenges:
  • Wide scope of study

Project Results:
  • Clean Technology Partners in conjunction with Hyder consulting reviewed the base building hourly load profiles and developed a detailed hourly solar PV energy model.  This model was used to identify suitable solar PV system sizes for the intended load and electrical connection points.  CTP provided a full feasibility study with recommendations of a total system size of 350.0kWp split across three connection points.
  • A full package of tender drawings was developed in conjunction with Hyder including solar PV roof layouts, mechanical fixing details, DC / AC electrical schematics and BMCS integration schematics.  A detailed system specification was included with the tender package which was issued to the market with Solgen finally awarded the contract.
  • The finished installation includes over 1400 high quality 250Wp polycrystalline PV modules and high efficiency 3 phase string inverters.  An advanced PV monitoring system including weather station and BMCS integration was installed allowing comprehensive asset maintenance, monitoring and fault diagnosis.