Brisbane Markets Limited (BML) has selected Todae Solar to install a 1.06MW rooftop solar system through a winning bid brokered by Solar Choice. On completion the system will be Australia’s largest privately owned rooftop system and one of the top 10 largest installed across the country.
On confirmation of the project, Andrew Young, CEO of BML stated that Brisbane Markets “are extremely proud that this pilot project will be the largest privately owned rooftop solar installation in the country, and we hope it acts as a catalyst for other organisations around the country to sit up and take notice.”
Todae Solar was selected by Brisbane Markets in a competitive tender process through a winning bid brokered by Solar Choice. Construction on the system is expected to commence early in 2015.
The system demonstrates Brisbane Markets leadership in the community for commitment to the environment. Mr. Young stated that “as an organisation, Brisbane Markets Limited has been looking at alternative energy sources to reduce our dependence on grid electricity and our exposure to the massive cost escalations we have seen in recent years. We do believe that solar power will be a key part of the future electricity mix and after a number of feasibility assessments considered that the time was right to move with the installation of a sustainable energy platform. We do believe that ultimately, we will have a significant portion of our energy generated from our own rooftop solar installations. Given the current energy landscape, we decided to initiate this pilot project to show our leadership within the local and wider communities.”
On being awarded the project, CEO of Todae Solar, Danin Kahn said “We are excited to work with Brisbane Markets to deliver this ground-breaking solar project. Being selected to install Australia’s largest privately owned rooftop system on the prestigious Brisbane Markets is testament to Todae Solar’s leadership position. We look forward to delivering the 1.06MW project for Brisbane Markets that will hopefully act as a catalyst for other organisations to serious consider generating their own power through solar. This is a very important milestone in the development of the commercial solar sector in Australia.”
When questioned about the tender process and why BML selected Todae Solar, Mr Young said that “we have a due diligence process which seeks to ensure that we find the right partner in all our capital expenditure projects. This resulted in an intensive evaluation through a competitive tender to find the right partner with the capabilities but also the right fit for our organisation. Through this process we felt extremely confident in Todae Solar, given their leadership position within the industry. Combined with their best in-class technology and outstanding reputation in the commercial solar sector, Todae Solar was selected as the preferred supplier for this landmark project. We are excited to be working with Todae Solar and look forward to the construction of the system on our roof.”
Technology & System Design
Solar Panels: 3350 Jinko Solar 315w Modules
Inverters: ABB/PowerOne Inverters (33 PVI27.6 + 3 PVI20)
Project Manager: Todae Solar
System Designer: Todae Solar
Market evaluation and Tender Services: Solar Choice
About Todae Solar
Todae Solar was founded in 2003 and is recognised as Australia’s leading commercial solar installers. Todae Solar has installed thousands of solar power systems across Australia.
Todae Solar’s capabilities and expertise in the Commercial Solar industry have been clearly demonstrated by a strong reputation and an impressive client portfolio including the Australian Parliament House, ING, Bridgestone, UNSW, NRMA, BUPA, Accor Hotels, Australian Vintage Limited, Direct Freight and many others. Todae Solar was awarded the Clean Energy Council’s Best Installation for both 2012 and 2013.
Todae Solar was founded in 2003 and is recognised as one of Australia’s most trusted solar system. Todae Solar has installed thousands of solar power systems for homes, businesses and organisations around Australia.
Todae Solar’s capabilities and expertise in the Commercial Solar industry have been clearly demonstrated by a strong reputation and an impressive customer portfolio including the Australian Parliament House, ING, and Catholic Education Office as well as over 50 Municipal Councils, Schools and Government Offices. Todae Solar was awarded the Clean Energy Council’s Best Installation Above 10kW’s for 2012 for the Parliament House Solar Installation.