Congratulations to the winners in the 2022 Solar Design and Installation Awards. Read on to find out more about the winners and finalists in the following categories:
Winners – Luke Flegeltaub and Luke Neall
Working with Kobi Energy Solutions, Luke and Luke designed and installed a 24.4 kW solar system with a 20 kWh battery on a designer home in East Albury, NSW.
Using premium products and including the construction of a dedicated battery and inverter room at the back of the home, the installation is designed to make the occupants of the home self-sufficient and autonomous from the grid while maintaining the aesthetics of the designer home.
Winners – Eddie Springer and David Honzatko
Working with Springers Solar, Eddie and David designed and installed a 67.6 kW solar system on the Australian Taxation Office's 15-storey Brisbane CBD headquarters.
The system’s location on the roof of a high-rise building required a number of unique solutions, including a custom designed mounting system that maintained the integrity of the roof and ensuring that the system operated safely with the building's on-site auto-start generator.
The result was an innovative installation that maximised the available roof space, proving the feasibility of high-rise city properties reducing their carbon footprints with solar PV systems.
Winner – Gavin Goodhew
Working for Goodhew Electrical and Solar, Gavin designed and installed a 1.2 MW solar system at Queensland’s Sheldon College.
Situated across eight buildings, the system’s design recreates the school’s logo with solar panels and, in a first for an Australian school, uses advanced monitoring and logging software to allow students to learn about solar energy and sustainability.
The system serves almost all the school’s energy needs during school hours, saving up to 5 tons of greenhouse gas emissions per day.