Halcol Energy recently installed a 100kw Solar PV at the Gympie Aquatic Recreational Centre, employing the latest cutting edge technology.
This multi-million dollar ARC centre has opened its doors to the public, bringing impressive, state-of-the-art facilities to its rapidly evolving community. The entire project has been designed to keep its environmental impact to an absolute minimum, and what better to assist with this than to utilise Solar PV panels, a renewable source, providing a very environmentally friendly project in a commercial setting, that normally uses colossal amounts of energy.
The Gympie Aquatic Centre
This facility boasts not only a 100m and a 25m pool, but also waterslides, water-play area, office facilities and a conference centre adjacent to the main centre building. Aiming to provide leisure activities, community programs, training and lap swimming events and regional competitions, the ARC certainly does meet community demand with excellent amenities.
Solar PV System
The Client required that this ultra-modern facility set the standards using innovative expertise. The design team at Halcol Energy engineered that the roof of the ARC played a vital role in achieving this, using key renewable technologies, such as PV Photovoltaics to minimise its environmental impact. A massive installation of 370 x 270 watt Canadian Solar Panels with embedded Optimisers, connected to 3 x Tri-Power Solar Edge Inverters provide 153,000 kw of clean, free energy.
The solar panels that criss-cross the roof of the Centre provide power to assist with the heating, pumps and automated chlorination systems of the pools. Installed by Halcol’s highly trained and skilled staff, the system is expected during its lifetime, to save over 3,600,000 kg of CO2 emissions from entering the atmosphere.
Gympie Aquatic Centre is an innovative building that features remarkable, sustainable credentials.
Solar for Sports & Aquatic Centres
If you own or run a sport or aquatic centre, you will be well aware of how expensive it is to cover the costs of electricity. This will include the heating of water, lighting, heating systems and all other areas of your center that relies on electric.
Alongside the costs that are associated with this, there is also the environment that needs to be considered, especially now that we are all more aware of what is required of us in order to make a difference.
To help reduce the running costs of your center and reduce the impact you make on the environment, Solar power can make a significant difference in many ways. As Australia is fast becoming one of the world leaders in the use of solar power, now is the time to make a change.
Choosing to use solar PV panels will ensure that your center is moving in the right direction while making use of a renewable energy source that is environmentally friendly. With solar panels fitted in the optimum position, you can harness the power of the sun and use it to run many areas of your sports facilities. Your centre will use a huge amount of energy on a daily, monthly and annual basis and so, introducing solar power will significantly change your running costs and allow you to prove that you are doing your bit of the environment.
The technology in this industry is changing rapidly and you can now benefit from using clean, free energy that is readily available to you when you need it.
So, you should consider reducing your costs by installing a solar system because it will prepare your center for any future changes while also proving that you care about the environment at the same time.