Solar Power for Hospitals and Medical Facilities
Stage 1 of the Cabrini Solar Project, involved loading up the office roof with solar panels. We had a small section of roof space to work with, so we choose the QCells Q.Peak 280W mono-crystalline panels, and installed them on a 20 degree tilt, totaling 9kWp. The system was coupled with an ABB 3 phase 10kWp grid connect inverter.
This is a great initiative by Cabrini Hospital, and we look forward to installing the 50kWp stage 2 project.
Ballarat Primary Health Care Facility
The operators the Ballarat Primary Care Facility were concerned with rising and high electricity costs associated with the running of basic services for patients and staff of the primary care facility. A long term approach was applied to lowering energy costs, which incorporated the retro-fitting of existing lighting to energy efficient LED lights, coupled to motion detection systems and timer switches where applicable. Secondly was the ability to generate clean energy through the means of solar power. The operators decided to install the most efficient and durable solar panels in the market, SunPower 327W mono-crystalline panels which have a working life of 40+ years. This 30kWp, 3-phase system has the capability of generating 41,610kWh per year, reducing electricity costs by over $8000 per year.
Hampton Medical Centre
The solar energy solution was designed to off-set the average daily loads of a medical center in Hampton. The 3-phase solar power system is to reduce daytime electricity demand from the main grid while maintaining grid connection for required incremental shortfalls. The solar power system is a 3-phase grid-connected commercial solar power plant comprising of 25.506 kWp roof-mounted Solar PV mount on a 30 degree tilt frame facing facing 10 degrees north north east.
The commercial solar power system will generate an average of 96.93 kWh per day (generation will fluctuate due to intermittent weather conditions and seasonal variances).
This system will generate a maximum daily average in Jan of 132.63 kWh per day and a minimum daily average in June of 68.86kWh per day.
The total average annual generation from this 25.506kWp Solar PV system is 35,376 kWh per year.
Solar power is a cost effective and strong financial investment, which provides energy security and significant reduction in energy overheads.