Working within the limits of a heritage listed building in the heart of the city bought with it many challenges. These ranged from fitting maximum panels on the existing roof structure, including tilt framing to a portion of the installation optimising solar production, to lifting the installation materials on to the roof using a crane with traffic management on a Sunday. From concealing cables, keeping fire barriers to standards and working around organised events in the auditorium. The AC power connection required some organisation from the council staff who helped immensely, our business partners helped us integrate the backup generator interlock with the issue of distance involved, noting the heritage building challenges.
Structural engineering was employed, along with height safety best practice and project management timelines adhered to. There were unavoidable shading challenges that were best dealt with using SolarEdge, tilt frames on part of the roof and string design. Here is a link to the solar panel time-lapse installation video: https://www.news.com.au/national/south-australia/adelaide-town-hall-solar-panel-installation/video/cd2d02a56a880ca439ade812d0b4c80a
Working in with the Adelaide Councils Project Manager, Sustainability and I.T. departments, on site personnel and the solar consultant was a pleasure, with all facets of the project running smoothly.
Other iconic installations include the North Adelaide Aquatic Centre (400.62kW), Uni SA’s Pridham Hall, over half a Megawatt on The University of Adelaide buildings. Other sites we have installed solar on include various schools, councils, retirement villages, manufacturing facilities, prison and defence sites.