The panels were originally planned to be craned on to the roof, however given the size, the safest and most efficient method without impacting adjacent construction works was to use a helicopter. The lift took 9 hours and involved the lifting of 110 pallets of solar panels. The lift was accompanied by a resident mailer notification, acoustic monitoring and vibration reports.
The 3MW installation is expected over a 25 year period to deliver approximately 4,800MWh of energy per year, the equivalent of powering more than 7,300 homes. The LG NeON® 2 solar panels, chosen by Qube have technically advanced and reliable cello technology that deliver an impressive amount of power per panel during the 25-year product warranty.
The efficiency and productive size of this panel meant fewer panels were required than comparative competitive products and with virtually no concern for shading on the photovoltaic system.
The solar panels were activated in July 2020. The photovoltaic system now feeds into a high-voltage embedded power network, meaning power can be consumed from nearby warehousing facilities or distributed to other parts of the precinct.
The 400W LG NeON® 2 solar panel is designed for commercial systems seeking an efficient use of space and a high performing solar panel with great output efficiency.
The LG NeON® 2 400W panel is a similar physical size to many
conventional 360W 72 cell panels. This means the LG NeON® 2 400W used on this warehouse will produce 11% more electricity per square metre than a 360W panel.
The combination of long-lasting performance and high energy density technologies delivers an improved economic and environmental benefit for Qube, with a 79% reduction in energy use compared to a Section J compliant standard warehouse