The building s 230 000 system was partially funded with a 4 000 rebate through the city of melbourne s commercial solar rebate program.
101 collins street solar panels.
And it looks great too.
2 x sma stp25000 tripower funding model.
While this makes the project a notable one it has also brought its challenges.
Engineering services manager bill burgess next to the solar panels near the top of 101 collins.
But in australia sustainability is of utmost importance and this project is just one example of what s possible.
The panels generate 47 000 kwh of electricity per year or more than the annual amount of electricity used in over 12 houses.
101 collins street has been a staple of melbourne s impressive skyline for over 27 years.
Due to significant wind loads it took seven months to complete the design engineering and installation of the solar system at the 56 storey 101 collins street.
On 25 march 1996 the aurora program for a totally new solar car was launched at 101 collins street.
Initial wind load tests assessed wind strength and how securely panels need to be attached however further testing down the track found that the panels needed to be significantly more securely affixed.
The solar pv system essentially acted as the new facade.
59 4 kw solar panels.
The 101 collins street management company is smoothly run by peter young who along with his administrative team have been strong supporters of the aurora project since 1996.
The solar array being installed on level 56 of 101 collins is believed to be the highest in the southern hemisphere.
101 collins street melbourne system size.
The 101 collins st installation.
This solar installation is a continuation of the long term strategy of eureka funds management to reduce the carbon footprint of the assets we manage on behalf of our investors brett dillon fund manager for eureka funds management said.
Rising 57 stories into the sky 101 collins street circa 1990s continues to change with the times most recently with a massive solar project you might not expect for such a large prestigious building.
180 x 330w benq mono solar inverter.
Located at the paris end of collins street it s an iconic and unsurpassed corporate landmark a place where the most influential companies in the world exchange exceptional ideas including allens linklaters goldman sachs j p morgan and herbert smith freehills.
In an australian first australia s fourth tallest skyscraper at 101 collins street has also invested in the highest commercial solar panel system in the country.
Lord mayor robert doyle said the installation of the 59 4kw system at 101 collins represents a new frontier in the switch to solar.