Australia’s largest floating solar system receives a commendation at the NECA national excellence awards
Congratulations to Jenny Paradiso and the team.
SA-owned Suntrix have just received a Commendation in the Energy Efficiency & Environment Category at the NECA National Excellence Awards held in Sydney, for its 100kW floating solar system at East Lismore’s Sewage Treatment Plant. The floating solar system also won the 2018 NECA-SA Excellence Award for Australia’s biggest floating solar system.
The project took out the Energy Efficiency and Environment category for its innovative solution to reducing electricity consumption at a site with limited land and roof space. Taking to the water, Suntrix designed and constructed Australia’s largest solar island based on modular, purpose-built float technology. Consisting of 280 solar panels and 1200 floatation devices, the system will produce around 11% of the site energy needs with a saving of $24,000 per annum.
Managing Director, Jenny Paradiso stated: ‘This award recognises our expertise in adapting existing modular floating solar technology for large scale renewable energy applications in Australia. We look forward to bringing this innovative renewable energy solution to the broader water utility and irrigation industry.’
Suntrix are specialists in Residential solar, Commercial solar and Local Government solar; offering complete design, installation and servicing for solar PV systems across South Australia, Victoria and New South Wales