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Solar Design and Installation Award Winners announced for 2022

The Clean Energy Council congratulates the winners of the 2022 Solar Design and Installation Awards, which were announced on Wednesday night at the All-Energy Australia Exhibition and Conference in Melbourne.

Clean Energy Council Chief Executive Kane Thornton said that this year's winners have taken solar design and installation in Australia to another level, highlighting the outstanding innovation and expertise that the industry is known for.

“One of the many great things about the rooftop solar industry is that it attracts some truly remarkable people who, when faced with challenges, are able to come up with unique and innovative solutions that change the way we think about the design and installation of rooftop solar.

“The Clean Energy Council’s Solar Design and Installation Awards is a celebration of these people and their work.

“The finalists in this year’s awards represent some of Australia’s most innovative solar installations, and I’d like to thank everyone who took the time to submit an entry.”

The 2022 Solar Design and Installation Award Winners are:

Under 100 kW – Domestic

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.

Under 100 kW – Commercial

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.

Over 100 kW

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.

For more information and images of the winning projects, visit the Clean Energy Council Solar Design and Installation Awards page on our website.


For more information or to arrange an interview, contact:

Jane Aubrey
Clean Energy Council Media Manager
[email protected]
+61 409 470 683