← BCC's Hybrid Solar Installation wins at CEC Awards

BCC's new hybrid solar installation received first place for the Clean Energy Council Solar Design & Installation Awards – Battery Back-up category. At the awards ceremony and dinner in Melbourne, Gem Energy representatives Dimitar Iliev (the system designer) and Kurt Elevery (from Elvery's Electrical - the electrical installers) were presented with trophies in recognition of the excellent quality of design and installation.

Operational since March this year, the solar system is part of a major efficiency project of the College, including replacing regular lighting with lower-energy LED versions. The system includes over 700 solar panels and is backed up by batteries. Expected energy and cost savings will reduce 80 per cent of the College's electricity grid power needs, equating to $80,000 to $100,000 per year. 

For more information on the solar installation, read this ABC Wide Bay article