Congratulations to the winners in the 2016 Solar Design and Installation Awards, which were presented at the ATRAA Dinner in Melbourne on Tuesday 4 October 2016. Read on to find out more about the winners and the finalists in the following categories:
Working for Ed’s Marine Electrical, Marcus designed and installed a 2.5 kW solar system for a remote community in North East Arnhem Land. The installation was notable for putting responsibility, freedom and control in the hands of the tenant, as well as being a tool to teach power management in the region.
Working for Energy Action, Graeme designed and installed a 99.9 kW installation at the 18-storey commercial building Collins Square at Docklands. This project provided a significant boost for solar in the commercial multi-storey building environment for government departments.
Working for GEM Energy, Dimitar and Jeff designed and installed a 517 kW system at Dobson Spring and Suspension that addressed a highly-fluctuating load. The furnace-like conditions required cooling solutions for the inverter room and panels. The system was future-proofed so that storage can be added later.
Working for GEM Energy, Dimitar and Kurt designed and installed a 194 kW solar system with 252 kWh of storage at the Bundaberg Christian College. The installation used a custom master controller on site to ensure smooth charging and discharging while meeting local network requirements.