The installation at the redeveloped Carrara stadium is equipped with a new PV roof installation, which is able to generate an estimated 20% of the stadiums annual energy consumption. The installation is five metres wide and build over 450 metres of roofing. 16 SMA Sunny Tripower inverters were installed geographically. Materials from the old Carrara stadium were recycled and used in the refurbishment.
Ballarat Univerity has the largest north-facing BIPV façade in Australia, with an impressive 200m². Schott Solar’s double glazed ASI- glass was used for the façade. Schott Solar’s ASI-glass product can be used in place of regular glazing and provides excellent thermal properties, being double glazed and with the ability to block solar radiation from entering the building. Consequently, a 40% reduction in air conditioning plant size was achieved by using ASI-glass, whilst also producing 7.3MWh of energy each year. The glass allows 10% of light to pass through, enabling excellent visibility.