80kW commercial solar power installation in Derby, Western Australia

80kW commercial-scale solar roof in WA

by James Martin II on June 8, 2011

in Commercial solar power,Solar Choice Company News,Solar Farms,WA

A massive rooftop solar power project developed and managed by Solar Choice has recently been completed in Derby, Western Australia. The owner of the shed is a WA businessman who recognised the long-term investment value of a this commercial-scale solar project, especially in the face of expected rising electricity prices nation-wide.

80kW worth of thin-film solar photovoltaic panels were installed on the roof of a commercial shed with a shallow pitch. Thin-film panels, which have a high heat tolerance compared to traditional crystalline silicon cells, will avoid significant production losses due to the extreme temperatures that the region is prone to. Derby’s tropical location also means that the sun’s position varies throughout the year–north of the rooftop in the summer, and south of the rooftop in the winter. This makes the shed’s east-west orientation ideal for solar irradiation throughout the year.

Solar Choice Commercial manages the tender process for a wide diversity of large-scale solar power projects throughout Australia, including for mining companies, restaurant groups, shopping centres, and rural solar farms. For professional management and consultancy on your solar energy project, contact our Commercial Tenders Management team on 1300 78 72 73 for more information.

© 2011 Solar Choice Pty Ltd

James Martin II

James Martin II

James has been involved with Solar Choice since 2010, when he first came on board as a contributor to the Solar Choice blog. Whilst continuing to write for Solar Choice's blog, James also oversees all of Solar Choice's online communications, search engine optimisation & other online development efforts. He is responsible for composing Solar Choice's monthly Solar PV Price Index articles and our Calculator Resource Library.

James holds a Master's degree in Environmental Management from the University of New South Wales. and an undergrad degree in philosophy from Bridgewater State University in his native Massachusetts. He has a keen interest in developments in the renewable energy field, with a focus on distributed solar and energy storage.
James Martin II

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