The Sir Llew Edwards Building has several features including water harvesting, strategic shading and a substantial photovoltaic installation.

Most of the solar panels on the building's roof are laid flat or parallel to the roof. A small installation of experimental panels has been placed on tilt frames.

The Sir Llew Edwards Building includes a world-first collaborative teaching and learning space and the Institute for Continuing and TESOL Education

Known initially as GP North 4, the building was renamed shortly after construction in recognition of Sir Llew Edward's highly distinguished service as a long time UQ Senate member and nearly 16 years as chancellor. 

Sir Llew Edwards Building
Sir Llew Edwards Building
Sir Llew Edwards Building


Site name UQ St. Lucia Campus
Building / location Sir Llew Edwards Building (SLEB) - Bld. # 14
Suburb / city St. Lucia, Brisbane QLD, 4067
Nominal DC output 89.76 kWp
Module area 612 m2
Start-up date 1/6/2011
Visible on Live Data display Yes
Date connected to display 10/06/2011
Site longitude 153°29'44" E
Site latitude 27°00'49" S
Height above sea level 43 m
Time zone AEST
Type of installation Rooftop installation (elevated)
Tracking system No tracking system
Tilt 340° & 22° -  28° (small experimental arrays)
Orientation 280° & 3° (main array - 89.76 kWp)
Module make & model Trina TSM 240-PC05 (main array)
Module technology Polycrystalline silicon
Module size 1650 x 992mm
Number of modules 374
Inverter make & model Aurora Power-One PVI-12.5-OUTD/-S & Aurora Power-One PVI-5000-OUTD
Number of inverters 7 (6 x 12.5 & 1 x 5000)