LG has announced the completion of one of the largest installations of roof-mounted solar panels in the Southern Hemisphere, at the Moorebank Logistics Park in Sydney.
More than 7500 LG NeON2 panels have been installed by Modcol, an Australian electrical company that services large-scale development and construction projects.
The 3MW installation is expected to deliver approximately 4800MWh of energy per year, the equivalent of powering more than 7300 homes.
The project is among the largest roof-mounted solar arrays in the world and is one of the biggest in the Southern Hemisphere.
LG Electronics Australia corporate business development manager – Solar & Energy Gus Paviani said, “Alongside our partner Modcol, LG is helping to power one of the most important freight hubs in Australia.
“LG NeON 2 solar panels have technically advanced and reliable cello technology that deliver an impressive amount of power per panel during the 25-year product warranty.
“LG panels allow customers like Qube to design a solar system that meets their unique requirements such as available space, power output, and savings over the life of the system.”
The Moorebank Logistics Park project, operated by Qube, is Australia’s largest intermodal logistics precinct. When activated, the photovoltaic system will feed into a high-voltage embedded power network, meaning power can be consumed from nearby warehousing facilities or distributed to other parts of the precinct.
Infrastructure and transport are some of the biggest contributors to Australian carbon emissions. According to data from the Australian Federal Department of the Environment and Energy, transport emissions are projected to be 111 Mt CO2-e in 2030, six per cent above 2020 levels. The biggest contributor to emissions is road transport, however overall emissions are projected to decline in the coming decade as more large-scale renewable capacity is added in the late 2020s.
The 400W LG NeON 2 solar panel is designed for commercial systems seeking an efficient use of space and a high performing solar panel with great output efficiency. The LG NeON 2 400W panel is a similar physical size to many conventional 360W 72 cell panels. This means the LG NeON2 400W used by Modcol in the Moorebank project will produce 11% more electricity per square metre than a 360W panel.
LG NeON 2 solar panels are an exceptionally durable solution built for long-lasting performance. Initial degradation for the panels was improved from -3 per cent to -2 per cent, in the first year and the annual rate of degradation has fallen from -0.7 per cent/year to -0.33 per cent/year thereafter. This brings an exceptional 90.08 per cent warranted output after 25 years, compared to 80.2 per cent for many competing panels.