The John Hines and Physiology Lecture Theatre buildings jointly feature a 116.5 kWp solar PV system.

This PV installation has been equipped with power optimisers designed to improve power output at the module level and minimise other issues affecting performance (e.g. shading, etc).

The power optimisers attached to every module have the additional benefit of reducing inverters' footprint. This is important given the scarcity of plant room space across campus.This system is expected to generate about 170,000 kWh per year.

The PV units on the John Hines & Physiology Lecture Theatre Buildings have been equipped with power optimisers.
John Hines & Physiology Lecture Theatre Buildings
John Hines & Physiology Lecture Theatre Buildings


Site name UQ St. Lucia Campus
Building / location John Hines Building (No. 62) and Physiology Lecture Theatre Building (No. 63)
Suburb / city St. Lucia, Brisbane QLD, 4067
Nominal DC output 116.5 kWp
Module area 698.5 m2
Start-up date 30/11/2016
Visible on Live Data display Yes
Date connected to display 30/11/2016
Site longitude 153° 0'43.72" E
Site latitude 27° 29'55.55" S
Height above sea level 29m + Building Height
Time zone AEST
Type of installation Roof-top (elevated)
Tracking system No tracking system
Orientation Azimuth = 160°, 70°, -110°
Module make & model Canadian Solar modules (CS6X-320W)
Module technology Polycrystalline Silicon
Module size 1954 x 982 x 40mm
Number of modules 364
Inverter make & model Solar Edge SE-SE27.6K-ER-01
Number of inverters 4