Growling Frog Golf Course
Enphase IQ7+ Microinverter
Enphase IQ7+ Microinverter
This project was an integral part of the City of Whittlesea's Energy Efficiency Program, helping the council cut their electricity bills and reduce their carbon footprint.
Leeson Solar was successful in our bid for the Growling Frog Golf Course 50kW commercial project due to our immense solar installation experience, design innovation and affordable pricing.
The Growling Frog Golf Course project provided a challenging but rewarding experience for the team at Leeson Solar. The project kicked off with a site inspection with one of our solar consultants, where the council outlined the goals they hoped to achieve with the solar installation. The consultant also looks at other factors such as roof space & orientation and shading. A proposal was then created by our solar consultant and in-house team of electrical engineers, and this was submitted to tender. Leeson Group's extensive experience, innovative design, and affordable prices meant that we were successfully awarded the tender within two months.
The City of Whittlesea proposed a system size- of 50kW, and our team began evaluating the load profile, roof space, and necessary safety precautions. Leeson Group chose Jinko 330W panels for this system to achieve the system size the client requested.
At Leeson Group, we love challenges, and every solar installation comes with them. Our approach is to value safety and quality above all else.
“At Leeson Group, we love challenges, and every solar installation comes with them. Our approach is to value safety and quality above all else. ”
Firstly, the relatively high single-story layout of the building, mixed with multiple misshapen parapets and roof panes that often met each other, meant the solar system needed to be meticulously designed to fit on the roof. The unique layout of the building also meant that our guard railing took almost a full day's work to put up. However, we never compromise on the safety of our workers and clients for the sake of short-cuts.
Secondly, the system was designed with Enphase IQ7+ Microinverters, meaning that each panel operates individually instead of in a string. The decision to use Microinverters was necessary because the roof was exposed to shading, ensuring optimal solar efficiency in partially shaded areas. Microinverters also make maintenance and fault finding easier, should issue's arise down the track. Additionally, If a single panel is faulty, this does not affect the functioning of other panels, meaning that pinpointing the faulty panel or microinverter is significantly easier.
Finally, because of the use of microinverters, voltage rise issues and the technical rules stipulated by the distributor needed to be carefully considered.
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