Solar Engineering

Complementing the initiatives underway by School of Engineering (opens in a new window) for solar energy demonstration and the solar car team, solar photovoltaic installations around the Engineering precinct at Kingswood are being made available as teaching resources.

As pilot installations to help inform a broader campus roll-out, a 100 kW rooftop system with battery support has been installed on Building Z, and a 100kW carpark solar structure is being installed on the adjacent carpark P29. The combined system has the potential for further expansion as a demonstration of a solar powered microgrid for the engineering precinct.

Along with support from Tosin Famakinwa of Technical Services, Ali Hellany of Engineering has had students investigate opportunities for system optimisation.

SDGs 3,4,7,11,13,17