Australia opens country’s largest PV systems

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Australia has now opened its largest 1MW PV systems at Adelaide Showground. The systems are installed on six separate buildings and are expected to power around 40% of the Showground’s power needs, according to Renewable Energy World.

The entire project was completed within three months, which was a full two and a half months ahead of the original schedule.

“Having now installed the largest solar power system in Australia, we are hoping that more Australians will realize the benefits of solar energy and what it can do for the environment,” said Adrian Ferraretto, Solar Shop Australia’s managing director. “The Showground solar system is expected to produce around 1435MWh of electricity annually which is enough energy to power around 250 households.

The project features a rack-loading system that was built with the solar panels stacked on pallets, lifted onto the roof by crane and then distributed via trolleys on framing rails. Built Environs managed the installation of the solar panels and associated systems in partnership with Solar Shop Australia.

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