When looking at Commercial Solar with Goodhew you are working directly with the Company owner/director Gavin Goodhew. Gavin loves the complexity of Commercial Solar and works closely with our in-house team of solar experts, engineers, IT experts, installers and office staff to ensure that you are getting nothing but the best advice and service. Gavin will meet with you on site to discuss your requirements and take a look at the site and the setup of the site. Commercial solar is where you can save some serious dollars on your electricity costs.
Our biggest, most challenging and one of our most rewarding projects yet! Sheldon College have a reputation as a world-class educational facility with the motto ‘Achieve the Extraordinary’ and they wanted their solar system to do just that!
We embarked on this project in December 2018 and took 15 months to complete. The project was designed to be completed in 6 stages over the school holidays to ensure the least amount of disruption to the education of the students. This allowed plenty of time to plan and Gavin worked closely with our engineers from planning through to completion.
The system consists of 2272 solar panels and 21 inverters housed across 6 different buildings on the campus. Panels were attached to the Northern, Eastern and Western sides of each building to maximise the sunlight from sunrise through to sunset. Each building and system had to be individually designed with the college’s aesthetics in mind. We opted for full black panels and black rails so that the solar system complemented the colleges forward thinking ethos, structures and surroundings.
The 21 inverters are all linked together to create one system. Each building has a sub board monitor that links to the main switchboard monitor. This means that at all times you can monitor each individual system as well as the entire system as a whole. Energy consumption for each building can be monitored and compared to how much of it is offset by the solar that building individually produces. This system is connected via a network protected Ethernet connection, making the system secure and reliable.
This monitoring system that can now be used as a learning platform for students, teaching them about solar energy and sustainability by being able to see how much power was being generated compared to the colleges daily usage.
Sheldon College is a private College located in the Redlands that educates children from 15 months through to year 12. With approximately 1,500 students their energy usage is high. As well as wanting to reduce their electricity costs so that more money can be better spent on the education and school resources, their vision is to be more sustainable and reduce their carbon footprint as much as possible, in turn educating their students on the importance of sustainability.
Most often, commercial premises possess an incredible amount of roof space, perfect for designing and installing a commercial solar power system to cover your daytime usage. If your usage is a combination of daytime and night time usage, a hybrid (battery) system may be more suitable, however having your daytime usage covered will still certainly reduce the impact that these bills have. You can find out more about our hybrid systems here.
As we are both energy saving professionals and commercial solar installers, allow us to talk with you about all the ways we can help reduce the cost of power at your commercial premises. There are a number of ways that we can lower your bills and we would love a chance to discuss. Please fill out the following form, and we will get our team to contact you regarding a quote for a commercial solar panel installation.