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SYSTEM TYPE A Installation: Commercial Grid Connect Solar System

SYSTEM TYPE B Installation: Commercial Grid Connect Solar System

Client: Great Lakes Council – Administration Building 

“Great Lakes Council wished to reduce its carbon footprint and sought the professional expertise of Garry Williams and the Solar Service Centre team for solar solutions at its Administration Building in Breeze Parade, Forster.
The Council couldn’t be happier with its 27k Watt Solar Array which was custom designed and professionally installed by Solar Service Centre. The installation will save council $10,000 per annum in energy costs as well as reducing over 43 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions each year.
It is with great pleasure that I write this testimonial and council would not hesitate to work with Solar Service Centre on energy efficient initiatives in the future for other council facilities.  Council has recently engaged Solar Service Centre for the supply and installation of a number of solar hot water systems for council facilities.”
JOHN DOUGHERTY – Manager Property and Building Assets, Great Lakes Council


Solar Service Centre has been consulting with the Great Lakes Council for a number of years, working towards a lowering their carbon footprint, reducing their production of CO2 and their energy bills.

Project Works:

Solar Service Centre was commissioned to install a 27kW Grid Connect Solar System with the addition of an Allsolus monitoring unit for the Council to be able to view at ease their electricity usage and solar generation. This system allows for future provision to monitor individual sub-boards and include other council sites to allow the council to inform the council staff and the public on their endeavours to reduce their energy use and carbon footprint.


The 27kW solar system will produce $12,000 a year in savings for the council. The payback period being 5 years has been calculated on the IPART electricity rise predictions. IPART is an independent NSW government agency that sets prices for a range of government services including electricity.

The Allsolus monitoring system Solar Service Centre has installed can in the future capture energy data from the Aquatic Centre and the Tuncurry Depot, enabling the council to monitor all their renewable energy generations and the results of the energy efficiency projects together.

A 10% reduction in energy use has resulted in 40 tonnes of CO2 saved per year.


The 27kW Solar System installation includes:
140 x 195 Watt Suntech mono-crystalline panels on Clenergy Cliplock mounting system and 15° array frames.
The Aurora Trio 27.6kWatt 3-phase inverter works to convert the DC power from the sun into AC power for the building.
The Allsolus base station monitoring system has a 20 kilometre range to cover all council sites in the Forster/Tuncurry area.