80kW commercial-scale solar roof in 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.

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James Martin II

Contributor at Solar Choice
James was Solar Choice's primary writer & researcher between 2010 and 2018.

He is now the communications manager for energy technology startup SwitchDin, but remains an occasional contributor to the Solar Choice blog.

James lives in Newcastle in a house with a weird solar system.
James Martin II