Todae Solar have been named as one of the finalists for the Clean Energy Council 2018 Design and Installation Awards, for a rooftop installation on ISPT Sydney.
Todae Solar have gone above and beyond to deliver this 66kW system on a 45 degree pyramid roof, 34 storeys above the Sydney CBD.
The engineering team had to develop innovative solutions to ensure the solar panels could be safely mounted to the steep curved roof, whilst the install team had to deal with high winds during installation. There were also logistical challenges since it was not possible to acquire planning permission for a crane, so all the components were carefully measured to fit inside the small elevator and carried manually to the roof.
Since the system would be visible from the street as well as adjacent buildings, presentation was also key to this design. Cells chosen for their aesthetics and perfectly symmetrical module layout ensured the installation was nothing short of breathtaking.
After an exceptionally challenging design and engineering process, the result is a crowning achievement for ISPT’s Pitt Street property.
ISPT owns some of Australia’s greenest buildings, reducing reliance on fossil fuels and saving millions in utility costs; “our refurbishment of the office building at Sydney Central, 477 Pitt Street, resulted in a 60 percent reduction in average daily electricity use.”
This is the sixth year that Todae Solar has been selected as a finalist for this award, demonstrating consistent long-term quality. Todae Solar has been recognised consistently by independent analysis, having been rated #1 commercial installer by total system size (75kW and above) by SunWiz Solar Industry Intelligence for 2017, and rated one of the top three installers in Canberra earlier this year.
Todae Solar commends other finalists and looks forward to hearing the results announcement in October.