7,500 LG Solar Panels Power Major Australian Logistics Centre with 3MW System
Located at Qube's Moorebank Intermodal Logistics Precinct. This is the first of many distribution centers that will be linked via direct train line to Port Botany. We at Modcol have been contracted to supply and install the three megawatt roof-mounted solar farm, one of the largest of its kind in Southern Hemisphere. We needed to be selective with the products being used on site. Considering the volume of scope, corrosion resistant materials, and ultimately maximizing the roof space, allowing as much PV generation as possible, we saw LG's 400W NeON 2 panel as the best solution.
This is one of the most efficient and reliable panels available to the market. Not only does it come with a 25-year product warranty, but LG made the entire quantity readily available for installation during the construction stage of the project. This allows for the benefits of this system to be instantaneous once the building has been handed over. The efficiency and product size of the panel meant less panels required and virtually no shading on the PV system.
All energy consumption on this precinct derives from the distribution centers that operate with large electrical loads. As this PV system feeds back into the precincts high voltage embedded network, if target were to not consume all energy from their warehouse roof, it can be distributed to other facilities on the precinct, eliminating any lost power produced from the system. Progressive companies like Qube, designing and building their facilities, using state of the art solar energy, are securing cheaper and cleaner energy for their tenants for the coming decades.