3700 solar panels helicoptered onto Horsley Park

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Frasers Property Industrial is continuously looking at ways to deliver direct and tangible benefits to their customers that reduce total occupancy costs. As such, they engaged leading solar engineering company Smart Commercial Solar to support them to design, install and commission a 1.5 MW (megawatt) rooftop solar plant at one of their newly built commercial properties in Horsley Park in Sydney.

The 1.5 MW solar project took only 12 weeks to complete. It required the solution to be split into three 500 kW subsystems to meet the sites metering and electrical infrastructure and would allow the site to be split into three different tenancies in the future if needed with a solar system for each.  

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The system is comprised of 12 FIMER PVS-100 three-phase string inverters, which were installed and commissioned on a custom-built inverter station. Smart Commercial Solar also utilised a helicopter to airlift more than 3,700,405W Trina solar panels onto the rooftop of the building where they were installed and commissioned.  

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Smart Commercial Solar managing director Huon Hoogesteger explained why FIMER inverter technology was his technology of choice for this project.

“The FIMER PVS-100 fits perfectly for the MV (medium voltage) system size of this project. It is easy to install and fits within the inverter station that was specially designed and engineered by our team,” he said.

FIMER’s PVS-100 inverter technology offers high power density dual-stage topology, which reduces the number of inverters required for a project, as the inverter can generate stronger energy production. This results in faster installation times, lower installation costs and reduced maintenance costs in the long term. Thanks to FIMER’s Aurora Vision Plant Management Platform, the entire system can be monitored and managed remotely. 

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FIMER’s Australia country manager Jason Venning said, “Smart Commercial Solar is dedicated to delivering quality solar installations for their customers such as the Frasers Property project. We are proud to have a long history in supporting them by providing FIMER’s leading inverter technology and expertise.” 

The 1.5 MW rooftop solar system contributed to Frasers Property Industrial achieving a 5-star Green Star rating for the new property where the system will produce more than 2 GW of energy annually which equates to an emission reduction of over 1500 metric tonnes of CO2 per year. 

By incorporating solar into their commercial properties, it enables them to retail carbon neutral electricity to their tenants through Real Utilities, their own energy retail company.