The 433kWp PV installation at the UQ Centre is the largest on campus.

The centre's extensive, gently sloping roof area, which is free of obstructions, as well as the location and orientation of the building, make it an ideal site for a large PV installation.

On some days, the peak output of the rooftop PV system exceeds the electricity demand of the UQ Centre. In this case, power is exported from the building and distributed to other nearby buildings using the university's low voltage electricity network (all the PV power generated at St Lucia is used on-campus to displace grid electricity).

The UQ Centre's large lecture and auditorium spaces make it the premier venue for graduations, ceremonies, exhibitions, conferences, banquets, lectures, and cultural and sporting events.

UQ Centre
UQ Centre
UQ Centre


Site name UQ St. Lucia Campus
Building / location UQ Centre - Bld. 27A
Suburb / city St. Lucia, Brisbane QLD, 4067
Nominal DC output 433.44 kWp
Module area 2956 m2
Start-up date 1/06/2011
Visible on Live Data display Yes
Date connected to display 10/06/2011
Site longitude 153°00'54.8" E
Site latitude 27°29'45" S
Height above sea level 28 m
Time zone AEST
Type of installation Rooftop installation (elevated)
Tracking system No tracking system
Orientation & tilt 110° & 3° (Lower/South Roof)
20° & -3° (Perimeter)
20° & 6° (Core)
Module make & model Trina TSM 240-PC05
Module technology Polycrystalline silicon
Module size 1650 x 992mm
Number of modules 1806
Inverter make & model Aurora Power-One PVI-12.5-OUTD/-S & Aurora Power-One PVI-5000-OUTD
Number of inverters 32 (31 x 12.5 and 1 x 5000)