This is the second of two nearly identical buildings. Almost 339 kWP of PV has been installed on its undulating roof. Some panels have been laid flat on the roof but most have been tilted to accommodate changes in the roof line.

Ordinarily all of the power generated from Car Park 2 would be exported to a nearby substation.

The installation has, however, been linked to a very large flow battery and work is underway to see how battery storage and PV generation can be integrated so that the PV can in effect provide light and power after dark.

Provision has also been made for future electric vehicle charging using PV power.

Multi Level Carparks 1 & 2
Multi Level Carparks 1 & 2
Multi Level Carparks 1 & 2


Site name UQ St. Lucia Campus
Building / location Multi-Level Carpark - Bld. # 98B
Suburb / city St. Lucia, Brisbane QLD, 4067
Nominal DC output 338.9 kWp
Module area 2305 m2
Start-up date 1/06/2011
Visible on Live Data display Yes
Date connected to display 10/06/2011
Site longitude 153°00'35" E
Site latitude 27°29'42" S
Height above sea level 23 m
Time zone AEST
Type of installation Rooftop installation (elevated)
Tracking system No tracking system
Tilt 2° - 6°
Orientation 20°
Module make & model Trina TSM 240-PC05
Module technology Polycrystalline silicon
Module size 1650 x 992mm
Number of modules 1412
Inverter make & model Aurora Power-One PVI-12.5-OUTD/-S & Aurora Power-One PVI-5000-OUTD
Number of inverters 26 (24 x 12.5 & 2 x 5000)