Springfield Tower's Solar Rooftop System

The Brief

The brief was to deliver Engineering, Procurement and Construction Services, as well as structural assessment, grid connection management and monitoring of rooftop system. The project is the first solar panel installation to be completed by ENGIE as part of Greater Springfield’s plan to become a net-zero energy city.

The Solution

The team delivered a 63.6kWp system including 187 340w LG Neon2 high efficiency solar panels, covering an area of approximately 320m2. The panels will provide more than 9% of the building’s electricity consumption, and it’s estimated that pay back will be achieved in 7 years. This complex installation saw our Better Cities team innovate to offer not only the best, but the safest and most flexible system available. The Springfield Tower stands at 10 stories high, and is subject to high winds, meaning special care had to be taken to ensure the structural integrity of the roof would not be compromised. This resulted in a reduction of roof area that could be used for solar panels. Armed with this knowledge, our Better Cities team proposed an alternative design using very-high efficiency LG panels to maximise the capacity installed on the roof and provide the best possible solar output to support the building’s consumption.

The Benefits

The LG panels have a 25-year warranty on product and performance, which largely exceeds industry standards of 10 years, and were chosen by our Better Cities team to provide the quality of energy production required not only for the building itself, but for the greater success of the Strategic Springfield Alliance. Furthermore, the team engaged directly with other service providers to ensure the solar system would not compromise future activities and amenities on the roof space. This project is a great example of how the Better Cities team have balanced their knowledge and expertise to provide a customer focused solution. The Better Cities team are delighted that the first stage of renewable and sustainable energy generation at Greater Springfield has been established and look forward to delivering many more energy efficiency initiatives in 2020.
63.6kWp system including 187 340w LG Neon2 high efficiency solar panels
Panels will provide more than 9% of the building’s electricity consumption

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Projects

Springfield Tower’s Solar Rooftop System
Springfield Tower's Solar Rooftop System
Greater Springfield, QLD
Our ENGIE Better Cities team have delivered the first solar rooftop system on the Springfield Tower in Greater Springfield, as part of our 50-year Strategic Alliance to become a net-zero energy city.
Tanderrum Bridge Electrical Fitout
Tanderrum Bridge Electrical Fitout
Melbourne, Victoria
Tanderrum Bridge was part of Stage 2 of the Melbourne Park Redevelopment, which was designed to provide an unbroken pedestrian link from Flinders Street Station to Melbourne Park.
Frankston Civic Centre Multi-Technical Upgrade
Frankston Civic Centre Multi-Technical Upgrade
Frankston, Victoria
Frankston City Council engaged ENGIE to undertake an end-of-life upgrade of the council’s Civic Centre DX cooling, heating and building controls systems. ENGIE was able to provide multi-technical services.
ENGIE Solar Pilot Plant
ENGIE Electrical and Communications Headquarters
Fairfield, Melbourne
The Solar Pilot Plant at ENGIE’s Fairfield headquarters was the first design & installation project for the newly created ENGIE Electrical and Communications team.
David Jones Electrical Fit Out
David Jones Corporate Campus Electrical Fit Out
Burnley, Melbourne
David Jones has relocated its central headquarters from Sydney to a purpose-built corporate campus for their iconic retailers David Jones and Country Road Group, in Melbourne’s fashion district.
Orygen Audio-Visual Fit Out
Orygen Audio-Visual Fit Out
Melbourne, Victoria
Orygen had a vision to create a state-of-the-art clinical, education, training and research space. ENGIE were engaged by Orygen in 2019 to complete the audio visual fit out at their new facility in Melbourne.
Avalon International Airport Fitout
Avalon International Airport Fitout
Geelong, Victoria
ENGIE helped Avalon Airport to become Victoria’s second international airport with a new $40m terminal catering for customs and security requirements of international flights, retail and duty-free space.
Casey Hospital Expansion Project
Casey Hospital Expansion Project
Melbourne, Victoria
A recent 13,000m² expansion of Casey Hospital enables provider Monash Health to treat 25,000 patients, perform an extra 8,000 procedures and support 1,300 births annually.
Bravura Solutions Office Fitout
Bravura Solutions Office Fitout
Melbourne, Victoria
When Bravura Solutions, a leading global supplier of software and professional services, needed a technology partner for their new Melbourne office, ENGIE was selected as the successful integrator.
Bendigo Hospital
Bendigo Hospital
Bendigo, Victoria
In 2013, the Victorian Government, in partnership with Exemplar Health and Bendigo Health, undertook a major $630 million project to build a new world class healthcare facility.
Melbourne Airport Video Display Wall
Melbourne Airport Video Display Wall
Melbourne, Victoria
ENGIE Services was employed to design and construct an 85 Metre 2.5mm pixel pitch LED video display wall, encompassing the baggage return carousel at Melbourne Airports International Baggage Claim No 8.
Freshwater Place Digital Artwork Display
Freshwater Place Digital Artwork Display
Melbourne, Victoria
ENGIE were engaged by JLL to create a Digital Artwork Display using LED to showcase immersive content and create a high tech but nature-driven aesthetic at one of Melbourne’s premier business addresses
Wood & Grieve Engineers Office Refurbishment
Wood & Grieve Engineers Office Refurbishment
Melbourne, Victoria
Wood & Grieve Engineers (WGE) are a leading multi-discipline building services engineering company and due to consistent growth came to market for their office refurbishment in late 2017.
Monash University Moot Court
Monash University Moot Court
Melbourne, Victoria
ENGIE Services was engaged by Monash University to integrate and commission the Audio Visual equipment for a Moot Court to the Monash eSolutions system designed by Peter MacLean.
Alfred Health Centre For Health Innovation (CHI)
Alfred Health Centre For Health Innovation (CHI)
Melbourne, Victoria
ENGIE was engaged by Alfred Health to deliver an AV upgrade to their Centre for Health Innovation (CHI), where clinical staff and students develop skills and practice procedures.
Tabcorp High-Tech Office Fitout
Tabcorp Melbourne Office
Collins Street, Melbourne
ENGIE was invited to provide a tender response for the Tabcorp Project. The brief was to provide a state-of the-art electrical services installation which met the direction provided by Tabcorp, JLL PDS, ECM & PTID.
Fire Protection Across States: Murraylink Electricity
Fire Protection Across States: Murraylink Electricity
Red Cliffs, Victoria to Berri, SA
Murraylink is a 180km long, high voltage direct current electricity transmission link between Red Cliffs in Victoria and Berri in South Australia, connecting the electricity grids of both states.
Woodside Head Office Fitout
Woodside Capital Square Tower 1
Perth, WA
Woodside had been at its Perth location since 2004 and given the age of the existing fit out, the company needed a state-of-the-art base to accommodate their requirements for the future.
Optus Stadium Perth CCTV System Installation
Optus Stadium Perth CCTV System Installation
Burswood, Perth
Perth’s Optus Stadium is a 60,000 seat, world class, multi-purpose stadium located east of the Perth CBD, on the Burswood Peninsula. ENGIE Services was engaged to install the state-of-the-art CCTV system.
Four Seasons Hotel Sydney Boot Scheme Upgrade
Four Seasons Hotel Sydney Boot Scheme Upgrade
Sydney, NSW
The Four Seasons Hotel Sydney Energy Efficiency Upgrade (BOOT Scheme) comprised the upgrade of the hotel’s mechanical plant room that dated back to 1981 – when the landmark hotel was built.
Perth Children’s Hospital Communications System
Perth Children's Hospital Communications System
Nedlands, Perth
When Schneider sought a new contractor to support their work during construction of the Perth Children’s Hospital, it provided ENGIE Services with the opportunity to take on a very large and complex project.