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Latrobe University: 4.5MW rooftop solar and carports

Latrobe University: 4.5MW rooftop solar and carports
  • Project: Large Solar PV Program, Melbourne and Regional Campuses

Enhar's Scope:

  • Scoping, technical feasibility, financial modelling;
  • Concept design and preliminary grid connection application
  • Tender documentation, management and evaluation;
  • Owners engineers and/or project superintendant;
  • Post installation auditing;
  • Asset management and monitoring;

Project Details:

  •  2MW solar PV system on complex high voltage network with 30 separate low voltage connection points
  •  4 separate carport systems with a total capacity 1.1MW 
  •  262kW complex roof top system at a regional campus, with mutliple AC connections 
  •  286kW rooftop system at a regional campus, with multiple AC connections and complex protection controls 
  •  500kW rooftop system on a new build 
  •  Multiple commerical systems under 100kW at smaller regional campuses

Project Challenges:

  • Ensuring existing and proposed safe roof hardware is fit for purpose following the solar installation
  • Complex roof areas, electrical networks and grid connection controls
  • Management of solar head contractors, with various sub-contractors utilised for installation and associated difficulties to ensure safety, quality and communication 
  • Management of scope changes and variation claims from the solar contractors
  • Quality issues with design, documentation and installation; and associated management of defects
  • Engagement and communication with various University stakeholders
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