Sydney, Australia - Stockland has selected Todae Solar and Canadian Solar Inc. (NASDAQ: CSIQ), to install a 1.22MW rooftop solar system on Stockland Shellharbour Shopping Centre in the Illawarra region of New South Wales. The system demonstrates Stockland’s leadership in sustainability and, at the time of completion, will be Australia’s largest single building rooftop solar system and one of the top 10 largest installed across the country.
Daniel Buchanan, Stockland Regional Retail Manager for NSW South, said: “Since completing our $330 million redevelopment of Stockland Shellharbour in 2013 and receiving our 4 Star Green Star rating by the Green Building Council of Australia, we have continued to add initiatives to benefit our customers, the community and the environment.
“We have been considering large scale solar for the portfolio for some time. While we have installed a number of smaller solar PV systems, and learned from the experience, it is only now that the economics and time is right for us to set a renewable energy target and commit to a range of projects across our portfolio.”
The new solar power system which is currently under construction is expected to be fully operational by the end of May 2015. The system comprises of 3991 photovoltaic (PV) panels and is expected to generate an average 4,789 kilowatt hours (kWh) per day, enough to power 280 homes. Stockland expects the system to generate sufficient renewable energy to offset approximately 1,700 tonnes of CO2 annually, working towards the company target of 1.35MW of installed renewable energy capacity in the shopping centre portfolio by FY17.
Country Manager for Canadian Solar Australia, Daniel Ruoss said: “Canadian Solar’s extensive experience and expertise with commercial rooftop installations here in Australia, our excellent bankability and providing the industry’s highest power outputs per panel, contributed to Stockland’s decision in choosing their PV supplier. Our organisation prides itself in producing the world’s highest-quality PV products and offering outstanding system solutions and together with Todae Solar we are excited to deliver what will be an industry defining project for Stockland.”
On being awarded the project, CEO of Todae Solar, Danin Kahn said: “Being selected to install this prestigious and record-breaking system is a great honour for Todae Solar. We truly believe in the ability for solar to change the energy landscape in Australia and this system is one of the first footsteps in that direction in the large commercial market. Being selected by Stockland for this project showcases our experience and capability in delivering large-scale projects of the highest quality. This project will hopefully make many other organisations out there sit up and take notice to start thinking about solar.”
Daniel Buchanan continues, “We truly believe in the ability for solar to change the energy landscape in Australia and this system is an important step in that direction within the large scale commercial property arena.”
Technology & System Design
Solar Panels: 3991 Canadian Solar 305W Modules
Inverters: SMA Inverters (44x STP25000-TL)
Project Manager: Todae Solar
System Designer: Todae Solar
About Todae Solar
Todae Solar was founded in 2003 and is recognised as one of 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, Brisbane Markets, 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.
Landon Kahn, Todae Solar
0410 42 62 88/ [email protected]
About Canadian Solar Inc.
Founded in 2001 in Ontario, Canada, Canadian Solar is one of the world's largest and foremost solar power companies. As a leading manufacturer of solar photovoltaic modules and provider of solar energy solutions, Canadian Solar has an industry leading and geographically diversified pipeline of utility-scale solar power projects as well as a track record of successful solar deployment boasting over 8 GW of premium quality modules installed in over 70 countries during the past decade. Canadian Solar is committed to providing high-quality solar products and solar energy solutions to customers around the world. For more information about our company, products and projects please visit www.canadiansolar.com.
Stockland (ASX: SGP) was founded in 1952 and has grown to become Australia’s largest diversified property group – owning, developing and managing a large portfolio of shopping centres, residential communities, logistic centres, business parks, office assets and retirement living villages. Stockland is rated as one of the most sustainable real estate companies in the world by the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI). Stockland is also an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality, as recognised by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency.
Monique Jones, Media Relations Stockland
0438 995 [email protected]
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.