Mazenod College is at the forefront of the sustainability movement in the education sector. Over a 2 year period Enervest were engaged consult and provide feasibility advice on the potential implementation of arenewable energy solution at the school. That process lead to the complete design and installation of the largest rooftop solar power system at an Australian school.
Comprising more than 1,000 ReneSola PV panels and a range of SolarMax grid connected inverters, the 270kW system is designed to supply around half of the schools energy needs. Presenting numerous design and engineering challenges, Enervest successfully saw the project progress from preliminary analysis through to live operation.
At the completion of the project Mazenod College Principal, Fr Michael Twigg told RenewEconomy that “Mazenod College has made an investment in solar power because we have a responsibility to reduce our carbon footprint for the benefit of future generations.”
To enhance the effectiveness of their investment Mazenod College encourage students to learn about the effect their school’s solar system is having on energy consumption via its SolarMax WebPortal. Accessible online the WebPortal offers real-time information on; input and output voltages, input and output currents, frequency, device temperature and yield of the system.