Client at a glance

Client
Marymede Catholic College / Mamachi
Location
South Morang, Melbourne
Completion date
2018
System size
270kW
Project type
Rooftop Solar PV (Design and Construct)
Autonomous Energy recently worked closely with Marymede Catholic College on the delivery of a 270kW solar PV system. During 2018 we worked in conjunction with specialist energy strategy firm, Mamachi, to design and install a comprehensive solar PV system at their South Morang (Melbourne) campus. This system is expected to reduce the College’s annual electricity consumption by over a third, and save 200 tonnes of CO2 – which is equal to eliminating 60,000km of driving - over 10 years. 

Autonomous Energy solution

  • The system is operational on various roof spaces across the campus - 100kW is located on top of the Trade Centre; whilst the other 170kW is operational across the Colleges Main Admin and Calthorpe (Library) buildings.
  • The system features over 980 high-efficiency (275w) solar panels and 11 Fronius inverters across the campus. An in-built Fronius Solarweb monitoring system has also been installed.
  • A primary consideration for this particular project was that allowable works during the construction stage were very limited, and all roof works were only permitted during school holidays. This required significant communication and organisation around the school's schedule, and making allowances for the client's building schedule to ensure minimal disruption on-site.
  • One of the key factors behind the shift towards solar energy was the ability to deliver curricular integration through the College's STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) disciplines as well as supporting Community Leadership Programs. In particular, the system on the Trade Centre roof is clearly visible to students - the system inverters are within observable reach to Marymede Students, for use in a range of curricular applications.
  • To read the College's summary statement - for the school community - please click here.

What Marymede College says

The technical quality of the service provided by Autonomous Energy was outstanding. Communication was exemplary - our AE Project Manager always reported without prompt and ensured things were clear and detailed in writing. 
Matt Jones, Director, Mamachi on behalf of Marymede College

Client at a glance

Client
Marymede Catholic College / Mamachi
Location
South Morang, Melbourne
Completion date
2018
System size
270kW
Project type
Rooftop Solar PV (Design and Construct)

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