Press Release: At an awards ceremony at the All-Energy Australia Exhibition and Conference held last week in Melbourne, SA-owned Suntrix won a Clean Energy Council (CEC) Design and Installation Award for its 99kW floating solar system at East Lismore’s Sewage Treatment Plant.
The project took out the 30-240 kW category for its innovative solution to reducing electricity consumption at a site with limited land and roof space. Taking to the water, Suntrix designed and constructed Australia’s largest solar island based on modular, purpose-built float technology. Consisting of 280 solar panels and 1200 floatation devices, the system will produce around 11% of the site energy needs with a saving of $24,000 per annum.
Suntrix’s Chief Project Officer Geoff Fussell spearheaded the venture, from concept to realization: “The project is evidence of Suntrix’s influence on design, product development, technology and innovation. It typifies what Suntrix enjoys most – partnering with its clients to deliver high yield, bespoke solar solutions.”
Managing Director, Jenny Paradiso adds: “This is the second award this project has won in as many months; having accepted the NECA-SA Excellence Award back in September. Technical awards such as these, complement and expand on the business awards we’ve won in the past. We are thrilled to have our expertise recognised and we look forward to bringing this innovative renewable energy solution to the broader water utility and irrigation industry.”
Suntrix now has its fingers crossed for a third win at the NECA National Excellence Awards ceremony being held next month.