The General Purpose South building is fitted-out with a 66.5 kWp solar PV system.

This installation and the re-commissioning of HVAC and hot water systems, have led to a 50% reduction in grid energy consumption.

The 66.5 kWp system of the GP North Building is composed of 266 PV modules occupying a roof area of 432m².

The system is expected to generate about 97,000 kWh per year.

General Purpose South building
General Purpose South building
General Purpose South building


Site name UQ St. Lucia Campus
Building / location General Purpose South Building
Suburb / city St. Lucia, Brisbane QLD, 4067
Nominal DC output 72.56 kWp
Module area 457 m2
Start-up date 19/05/2016
Visible on Live Data display Yes
Date connected to display 19/05/2016
Site longitude 153° 0' 54.4458" E
Site latitude 27° 30' 0.1182" S
Height above sea level 28 + Building Height
Time zone AEST
Type of installation Roof-top (elevated)
Tracking system No tracking system
Orientation Azimuth = 10°, 22°, 33°
Module make & model Trina TSM-260 P05A
Module technology Polycrystalline Silicon
Module size 1650 x 992 x 35mm
Number of modules 279
Inverter make & model ABB Aurora TRIO-27.6 - TL - OUTD - S1 - US
Number of inverters 3