Case Studies | Australia’s Largest Solar Car Park – Sydney Markets

Australia’s Largest Solar Car Park – Sydney Markets

Autonomous Energy has completed the design and construction of the largest Solar Car Park in Australia (at the time of commissioning) - phase three of Sydney Market’s solar carpark shading roll out, which brings the total solar carpark shading capacity at the markets to 911kW, which was by far the largest purpose-built solar carpark shading system in Australia. Our recently completed 1.1MW Solar Car Park at the University of Southern Queensland is now the largest Solar Car Park in Australia. This ground-breaking Solar Car Park has been built on the top floor of a new multistorey carpark at the famous Sydney Markets at Flemington. Our in-house solar engineering team carefully designed and specified this customised solar carpark shading system for maximum solar generation performance, carpark amenity and aesthetically pleasing appearance.

Client Testimonial:

“Autonomous Energy worked with technical staff and senior management at Sydney Markets Limited to successfully deliver a 911kW solar car park shading system across three project phases. Safety is a key priority at our site and Autonomous Energy’s safety management was best practice.

Autonomous Energy are renewable energy engineers and not just sales people. They were reliable and managed everything throughout this complex project to our high standards. It was a pleasure dealing with all Autonomous Energy staff; they are highly qualified professionals, polite, experienced and accommodating. I can only speak highly of Autonomous Energy. They have done an excellent job from start to finish with no hidden costs.”

Martin Forster
Head of Site Services
Sydney Markets Limited

The Solution

Autonomous Energy’s solar design team carefully designed and engineered all aspects of this unprecedented innovate solar project. The structural components themselves were manufactured to Autonomous Energy's specifications. The solar carpark structure features weather proof soffit sheeting under the solar panels and a complete guttering and drainage system, providing customers with protection from rain as well as the hot sun. All the rain water runoff from the system is collected, stored and used by Sydney Markets.

Phase three of this project features over 2000 LG MonoX NeON 2 Solar panels which each have a rated peak output of 315watts. LG Neon solar panels have recently been proven at multiple independent research and testing facilities in Australia, including by CSIRO on behalf of choice magazine, to be the best performing solar panel available in the market. The LG Neon is so advanced that it absorbs light from the front and the back of its solar cells with its bi-facial cells and CELLO technology (multi-wire 12 busbar technology). This technology sets a new standard for innovation and was recognised with the 2015 Photovoltaic Innovation Award at the Intersolar Industry Event in Germany.

This project is designed and managed by Autonomous Energy’s experienced in-house solar engineering team and 100% of the construction work was undertaken by Autonomous Energy’s in-house solar installation team. Such a genuine end to end turnkey project delivered entirely by a singular solar EPC company with no subcontracting is virtually unheard of in the Australian market for projects of this scale – outside of Autonomous Energy.

For more information about this project please contact us.

To read about Sydney Markets Solar Car Park Shading Phase 1 please click here

To read about Sydney Markets Solar Car Park Shading Phase 2 please click here

To see a video of one of our solar car parks being built (phase 2 SML) please click here