Queensland’s University of the Sunshine Coast (USC) is set to reduce 40% grid electricity consumption by using a combination of 2.1MW of rooftop solar and a massive on-site Thermal Energy Storage Tank. The solar system which is encompassed rooftop solar and carports of campus covered by 5800 solar panels to cool the water held in the three-story tank, via a complex thermal process.
The produced electricity by solar panels is consumed by the environmentally friendly refrigerant gas to cool water in the tank. Then, The cooled water will be stored and used for air conditioning, which is currently the single biggest user of electricity at the campus.
Another important point of the project is that Veolia, the project partner, will install the solar panels and tank at no cost to the university, operate and maintain the infrastructure for 10 years, and eventually sell the energy generated back to the university at a rate cheaper than electricity from the grid. After this time, ownership of the infrastructure will transfer to USC.
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Date: Sep 02, 2019 @ 11:53
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