Massive 3MW of solar installed on rooftop of Sydney logistics company

Another notably large commercial rooftop solar array has been completed in Sydney, this time a 3MW installation on the roof of the Moorebank Logistics Park, operated by diversified logistics and infrastructure provider, Qube.

The completion of the solar rooftop, installed by Modcol, was announced on Monday by LG, which supplied the more the 7,500 PV panels for the project.

LG said the 3MW installation was expected to deliver around 4800MWh of energy per year, the equivalent of powering more than 7,300 homes.

“Alongside our partner Modcol, LG is helping to power one of the most important freight hubs in Australia,” said LG Electronics Australia’s corporate business development manager Gus Paviani.

LG said that the PV system – once activated – would feed into a high-voltage embedded power network, meaning that the solar power it generated could be used by nearby warehouses or distributed to other parts of the precinct.

LG said the 400W LG NeON® 2 solar panel used in the installation are designed for commercial systems seeking an efficient use of space with great output efficiency.

“During the next 25 years the Moorebank solar project is expected to result in net emission reductions of more than 1.2  million tons of CO2-e,” said Markus Lambert, LG Electronics Australia’s general manager of solar and energy.

The impressive size of the PV system puts it roughly on par with that of New South Wales’ Sydney Markets, which has a combined total of more than 3MW, after the addition of a massive 2.2MW array in 2018.

And in South Australian, the recently renovated Produce Market in Pooraka, northern Adelaide, began work in 2018 on a state government-backed 2.5MW solar PV array, 4.2MWh of Tesla lithium-ion battery storage, and a 2.5MW onsite diesel generator, for back up.

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