Public hospitals have high energy consumption compared with other commercial buildings making the cost and environmental benefits of onsite solar power generation simply too significant to ignore.The client’s aim was to build a world class quality public health facility and one of the essential components of the Bendigo Hospital Project is environmental sustainability. Bendigo Hospital chose toinstall the largest solar system on the available roof space so that on site clean energy power generation could be maximized.
The client required modules from a leading Tier 1 manufacturer, and Jinko Solarfitted the bill perfectly. JinkoSolar supplied 770pcs JKM260PP Eagle modules to this project.Jinko Australia provided logistics support for the project from its Brisbane and Sydney offices and staged the supply via its Melbourne warehouse.
Bendigo Hospital undertook a comprehensive tender process, which recommended Autonomous Energy due to itoffering the best solution whilst also remaining cost competitive. Autonomous Energy was engaged early in the design stages and Autonomous Energy’s engineering team worked closely with the architect and builder to design and install the system. The design went through several iterations to ensure optimal renewable energy generation is achieved whilst addressing the challenge of locating many services in the same roof area. Web based solar data monitoring and integration with the hospital’s BMS was also provided.