Client at a glance

Client
MLC School
Location
Burwood, Sydney
Completion date
2014
System size
113kW
Project type
Rooftop Solar PV (Design and Construct)

Autonomous Energy was selected by MLC School to design, supply, install, monitor and maintain 113kW of Solar Photovoltaic generation capacity, integrated into the College's existing facilities.

Autonomous Energy solution

  • Phase 1 was installed in 2009 and features 13kW of Kyocera Solar modules.
  • Phase 2 was completed in March 2014 and features 100kW of Kyocera Solar modules integrated onto the roof of MLC Burwood's Aquatic Centre.
  • Autonomous Energy calculated that this system will generate at least 161557 kWhs p.a. and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 171 tonnes of CO2 annually. This is equivalent to permanently removing 137 small cars from the road and is enough energy to power 48 households.
  • Autonomous Energy installed and commissioned an effective, user-friendly Solar Data Monitoring system for the MLC School's Solar Power system. This Solar Data Monitoring System enables Autonomous Energy's Solar Engineering Team to actively monitor the performance of the system to ensure that the actual system yield outperforms our modelled data and that any downtime on the system is minimised and any issues are detected and resolved quickly. This constitutes a highly valuable service for the client that is included as part of Autonomous Energy's turnkey Industrial Solar Power systems. Annual Solar Power System Performance Reports are also provided to the client. The Solar Data Monitoring system also allows the school's students and teachers to access a range of real world, real time, primary data associated with the Solar Power system. This information is used to assist learning outcomes in science and maths classes.
System Size 113 kW
Annual Energy Production 161,557 kWh
Annual Emissions Reduction 152,150 kg CO2-e
Solar Inverter 4 Aurora TRIO Inverters
Solar Module 396 Kyocera Modules

What MLC School says

​Autonomous Energy has been instrumental in facilitating the solar power PV project at MLC School. MLC School decided to get the largest system possible which meant we needed to work with a company that had extensive experience in the design, engineering and implementation of larger PV systems. We also wanted to work with a company that had a broad understanding of sustainability.

One of the key selection criteria Autonomous Energy successfully fulfilled was their demonstrated ability to coordinate the install and undertake the install directly, without using sub-contractors. Autonomous Energy adopted a holistic approach to the project from the outset. Autonomous Energy has a solid reputation amongst the school community, which gave us confidence in their ability to deliver on the proposal they put forward. Testament to the success of the install is that the MLC School will now consult Autonomous Energy on any future renewable energy projects the School undertakes.

Joseph Livolsi, Property & Facilities Manager - Property Services, MLC School

Client at a glance

Client
MLC School
Location
Burwood, Sydney
Completion date
2014
System size
113kW
Project type
Rooftop Solar PV (Design and Construct)

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