Owner: Bendigo Health Care Group and Exemplar Health
Commissioned: May 2016
Developer: Exemplar Health. Built by Lend Lease
Construction Contractor: Autonomous Energy
Solar Modules: 770pcs JKM260PP JinkoSolar Eagle Modules
Other Equipment: Schletter mounting, Kraus & Naimer Isolators
Public hospitals have high energy consumption compared with other commercial buildings making the cost and environmental benefits of onsite solar power generation simply too significant to ignore. The client’s aim was to build a world class quality public health facility and one of the essential components of the Bendigo Hospital Project is environmental sustainability. Bendigo Hospital chose to install the largest solar system on the available roof space so that on site clean energy power generation could be maximized.
The client required modules from a leading Tier 1 manufacturer, and JinkoSolar fitted the bill perfectly. JinkoSolar supplied 770pcs JKM260PP Eagle modules to this project. Jinko Australia provided logistics support for the project from its Brisbane and Sydney offices and staged the supply via its Melbourne warehouse.
Bendigo Hospital undertook a comprehensive tender process, which recommended Autonomous Energy due to it offering the best solution whilst also remaining cost competitive. Autonomous Energy was engaged early in the design stages and Autonomous Energy’s engineering team worked closely with the architect and builder to design and install the system. The design went through several iterations to ensure optimal renewable energy generation is achieved whilst addressing the challenge of locating many services in the same roof area. Web based solar data monitoring and integration with the hospital’s BMS was also provided.
The system is expected to offset a minimum of 328 tonnes CO2 per year.
JinkoSolar (NYSE: JKS) is a global leader in the solar industry. JinkoSolar distributes its solar products and sells its solutions and services to a diversified international utility, commercial and residential customer base in China, the United States, Japan, Germany, the United Kingdom, Chile, South Africa, India, Mexico, Brazil, the United Arab Emirates, Italy, Spain, France, Belgium, and other countries and regions. JinkoSolar has built a vertically integrated solar product value chain, with an integrated annual capacity of 3.5 GW for silicon ingots and wafers, 3 GW for solar cells, and 6.5 GW for solar modules, as of March 31, 2016. JinkoSolar also sells electricity in China, and had connected approximately 1,007 MW of solar power projects to the grid, as of March 31, 2016.
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