19 November 2013 — A 100 kilowatt solar PV system installed at the Glenlyn Aged Care Facility in Glenroy, Victoria will generate half the facility’s energy requirements.
The 100kW installation is expected to generate over 392 kilowatt-hours of solar energy daily to power the centre’s operational and cooling facilities, particularly in periods of peak daytime demand.
This installation was designed and configured by EnviroGroup in close consultation with microinverter producer Enphase to meet the highly regulated requirements imposed on aged care facilities, and utilises solar PV panels by Yingli, the world’s largest solar panel manufacturer.
EnviroGroup expects Glenlyn to achieve annual energy production of 124.5MW and to reduce its annual carbon emissions by 163 tonnes a year.
“Glenlyn Aged Care Facility approached us with very specific requirements as they needed a solar system that could fit within the design of their rooftop, which has limited internal space to locate solar inverters,” said EnviroGroup chief executive Cameron Munro.
“Having residents in care, we had to complete the installation of the project within a very tight timeframe and without any interruptions to their power supply.
“I am confident this solution will offer Glenlyn a significant return on investment right from the start.”
Nicole Sandhaus, manager of Glenlyn Aged Care, said: “With increasing electricity bills, solar power is a sensible alternative as it will help us to manage our operating costs and reduce Glenlyn’s impact on the environment.”