Congratulations to the winners in the 2021 Solar Design and Installation Awards. Read on to find out more about the winners and finalists in the following categories:
Winners - Matthew Linney and Jarrod Shepherd
Working with Autonomous Energy, Matthew and Jarrod designed and installed a 77.76 kW roof-mounted PV system on a 139 m skyscraper in the Sydney CBD. This integrated solution maintained the client’s requirement for a 6-star Green Star rating while proving that installing large solar arrays on skyscrapers is possible.
Winners - Ashley Funnell, Dylan Palmer and Nelson Steer
Working with AGF Electrical, ACE Electrical and Solgen Energy Group respectively, Ashley, Dylan and Nelson designed and installed a 2.3 MW solar PV system at the Karratha shopping centre. As Karratha suffers from extremely high winds, the system was designed and custom components were fabricated to be able to withstand these harsh conditions. The system also demonstrated that large renewable energy embedded generation is more viable than previously assumed in remote grid locations.
Please note, the Solar Design and Installation Award for the Under 30 kW category was not awarded this year as the judges deemed that the entries weren't of a sufficient standard.