Situated in Queensland's beautiful rural landscape, the Pinjarra Hills campus is a 282-hectare site where varied research activities take place.

The first solar pv system of this site was installed in 2016.

A 28.8 kW solar PV system has been installed in the roof of building complex 103. This system is composed of three main arrays installed across research buildings 103A, 103B, 103C and 103D.

This solar PV system is capabable of generating 42,000 kWh per annum; the equivalent of 16% of the Pinjarra Hills site's annual electricity consumption.

Pinjarra Hills
Pinjarra Hills
The three inverters at Pinjarra Hills process about 42,000 kWh of power per annum.


Site name UQ St. Lucia Campus
Building / location Buildings 103a, 103b and 103 c
Suburb / city St. Lucia, Brisbane QLD, 4067
Nominal DC output 28.8 kWp
Module area 196.4.5 m2
Start-up date 21/09/2016
Visible on Live Data display Yes
Date connected to display 21/09/2016
Site longitude 152°55'11.93"E
Site latitude 27°31'37.97"S
Height above sea level 33.8m + Building Height
Time zone AEST
Type of installation Roof-top (elevated)
Tracking system No tracking system
Orientation Azimuth = 159°, 113°, -73°, -157°
Module make & model Trina Solar Energy modules (TSM - 240 PC05)
Module technology Polycrystalline Silicon
Module size 1650 x 992 x 40mm
Number of modules 364
Inverter make & model SMA STP 10000 TL - 20
Number of inverters 3