St Francis Xavier College

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SolarHub designed, supplied, and installed a 99.84kW solar PV system on St Francis Xavier College, ACT in 2016. The solar PV system comprises of 384 Jinko 260W panels and 4 SMA STP 25000TL30 inverters. This has enabled the school, which has an enrolment of more than 1200 students to become far more energy independent.

SolarHub worked in close consultation with St Francis Xavier College to ensure that the installation met the elevated safety requirements of the school, and allowed for the increased traffic of students during term time. Having completed similar installations, SolarHub was able to complete this installation during periods of low-traffic, within the expected time-frame, and with high regulation safety measures in place to protect both workers and students.

The finished solar PV installation on St Francis Xavier College has since generated more than 262MWh of power within the first two years. This has sequentially seen a reduction in their greenhouse gas emissions by 184 tonnes of C02 and their overall usage by 16%. St Francis Xavier is able to track these results through SolarHub’s online monitoring platform, enabling their usage habits and the performance of their system to be understood more comprehensively.

These results are indicative of the growing trend of schools to transition toward the installation of solar PV systems. By utilising their large roof areas and high energy use during the day, schools can be perfect candidates to receive many of the environmental and financial benefits solar PV, with the potential to reduce their energy costs.

“SolarHub were the catalyst to getting the first 100 kW Solar system installed at St Francis Xavier College.

They provided fantastic pre sales support, clearly outlining the options available to the college and gaining the relevant government subsidies that were on offer.

The installation process was smooth and simple, the quality of the installation was excellent and the SolarHub staff were very mindful of the requirements for working near students. Their after sales service and support has been excellent.”

—Geoff Smith, Network Manager, St Francis Xavier College

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