Shopping complex upgrades to massive rooftop solar system – pv magazine Australia

The switch has been flipped on what has been dubbed one of the largest rooftop solar PV systems in the southern hemisphere, Queensland government-owned Yurika announcing that a nearly 5MW system installed atop the Logan Hyperdome Mall is now operational.

Energy Queensland’s energy services company, Yurika, confirmed on Thursday that a 4.93MW solar photovoltaic system installed on the roof of the Hyperdome shopping center in Loganholme, in the southeast of the state, had started generate enough renewable energy to power more than 1,000 homes.

Yurika’s Executive Managing Director, Carly Irving, said the system, the latest project achieved through a partnership between Yurika and the Queensland Investment Corporation (QIC), which owns and manages over $20 billion in commercial and commercial properties. in Australia and the United States, is one of the largest in the southern hemisphere.

“It’s a massive system – it has over 12,000 panels that generate 4.93MW of power,” said Yurika Executive General Manager Carly Irving.

“The technology will reduce Hyperdome’s carbon emissions by 6,050 tonnes of CO2 per year, which is equivalent to removing 2,800 passenger vehicles from our roads each year.

Yurika’s partnership with QIC includes projects in major shopping centers in Robina, Toowoomba and Townsville in Queensland, and another in Melbourne. The centers leverage Yurika’s Smart Connected Solar technology, which includes solar photovoltaic systems and 24/7 monitoring technology, with the ability to add additional renewable options such as energy storage. battery power and electric vehicle (EV) charging stations.

Yurika has also installed a solar system at Robina Shopping Center on the Gold Coast.

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Irving said the commercial and industrial real estate market sector is actively investing in behind-the-meter generation technology, energy management and building automation to transform assets toward a more sustainable footprint.

“The five sites are the first phase of a long-term partnership with Queensland Investment Corporation, with the potential to support QIC with emerging energy opportunities such as the evolution of their integrated networks, electric vehicle charging, virtual power plants (VPPs) and adding technologies such as batteries in the future,” she said.

“The Smart Connected Solar product offers business customers the opportunity to invest in the latest renewable smart technology that brings greater financial savings and reduced carbon emissions.”

Irving said the solar arrays at the five sites will provide more than 15MW of solar power capacity and reduce carbon emissions by more than 17,000 metric tons per year, while “bringing significant relief to the communities’ energy grid.” surroundings”.

Queensland Energy Minister Mick de Brenni was on hand to flip the switch on the Hyperdome project and said it would help meet the state government’s renewable energy targets.

“Projects like this lead Queensland towards our goal of 50% renewable energy by 2030,” he said.

help meet the state government’s commitment to 50% renewable energy by 2030.”

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