Case Studies

HCB Solar has completed over 10,000 1 to 5kW residential solar energy systems as well as over 600 x 5kW solar energy systems installations for schools solar programs. View some of our recent projects below.

Tahlee Ministries Bible College in Tahlee

Tahlee Ministries Bible College in Tahlee - 30 kw

Solar System Install

Project Outline

Key Drivers:  Meeting Corporate Sustainability Goals and cost efficiencies.

Key Reasons for Purchasing:  Quality Products with Quality Supplier to Supply, Install and Service.  Also, Client Service and Design were superior and very knowledgeable.

Challenges:  Finding most suitable buildings to install solar panels on, then inverter location, then access to electricity supply.

Consumption and Generation data were required for Education Purposes at the College.

Solutions

Two newer roofs were selected with one north facing and one west facing.  West facing gave afternoon generation to asssit with afternoon peak demand consumption at the college.

Inverters were located on external walls of each building, under the verandah roofs and the electricity supply was connected at the sub distribution board in each building – part of the reason they were chosen.

An SMA Energy Meter and Home Manager were added to the SMA Inverter. This enables any computer at the college to login and access the data about the system’s performance at any time.  This was a one time cost with no annual subscription fees or data costs.

Components

Panels 60 x LG Mono X 280 Watt and 44 x LG Neon 300W
Inverter: SMA –  1 x 15kw and 1 x 12kw
Monitoring: SMA Energy Meter and Home Manager
Solar system peak capacity: 165kW combined
Racking: Sunlock Commercial Channel Flush for Tin Roof

Outcome

A quality, high efficiency system that reduces the Colleges’ electricity consumption, costs, meets their sustainability goals and provides educational material and data for students.

Details – Generation & Income

Annual Generation 41,391 kwh
Annual Savings $5,836
Life Expectancy of System 25 years
Life Expectancy Generation 1,034,775
Income Life of System  $81,233 (over and above cost of system)

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The new LG NeON® R at a similar physical size reached an incredible 360W (20.8% efficiency)!

This makes it ideal for solar systems seeking visually pleasing panels and for roofs where space is tight.

The NeON® R is also the right panel when future solar system expansion is considered. Or as a combo install of panels and solar energy storage via batteries as well as electric vehicle charging. The LG NeON® R is a very powerful module. The 30 multi-ribbon busbars at the rear of the module sets a new standard of innovation. It is the result of LG’s extensive solar R&D investment.

The LG NeON® 2 has seen many improvements, from

  • longer warranties,
  • higher efficiency,
  • stronger frames,
  • better wind loading.

is ideal for homes seeking a visually pleasing solar panel. And for roofs where space is tight or where you are considering future system expansions (e.g. to incorporate battery storage or electric car charging). The LG NeON® modules have double sided cells and CELLO technology absorb light from the front and the back of the cell. This technology sets a new standard for innovation and is internationally awarded.

The latest Mono X® Plus benefits from years of LG research. The fifth generation LG Mono X® Plus offers:

  • long warranties,
  • high efficiency,
  • strong frames,
  • Australia’s highest wind loading panel.

The LG Mono X® Plus will provide many years of clean, reliable energy. Choosing the high quality Mono X® Plus is an investment in superior standards of design, manufacture, back up support and warranties.

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