Mazenod College Lesmurdie - Commercial Solar

Increase Solar PV Capacity by 385% & Integration with Existing System

  • Mazenod College Lesmurdie Commercial Solar Installation WA
  • Mazenod College Lesmurdie Commercial Solar Installation WA
Description of Commercial Solar Project :

The Goals: Mazenod College wanted to reduce their energy costs by increasing their renewable energy resourcing by adding 77kWp PV capacity to an existing 20kW PV system. The combined 97kWp capacity of the new system meant that Balance had to design and deliver anti-export control and protection for grid compatibility. Western Power required tests of DC injection and harmonics to demonstrate compliance.

The Approach: For the new system, Solar Balance specified 77kWp of BYD PV Modules & SMA Tripower solar inverters connected to the Western Power network. The PV modules were mounted flat on the natural roof pitch of the gymnasium. We installed a new programmable logic controller and protection device at the meter position and a communications link back to the SMA inverters.

The Benefits: The system has been fully installed and commissioned, in full compliance with Western Power.

Mazenod College is delighted with the energy savings being achieved for the school through renewable energy and significant bill reductions through the grid.

Energy produced in 2016 = 105MWh

Referee: Eric Paini, Financial Director, Mazenod College,, 08 9291 1500

Solar Installation Details :
  • Project : Increase PV Capacity with additional 77kWp to integrate with existing system
  • Capacity : 77kWp
  • Storage : kW
  • Location : Lesmurdie, WA
  • Date : May 2015
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