Operating solar electric generators in Victoria
Solar electric technologies use photovoltaic cells to generate electricity directly from solar radiation. Over 16,000 Victorian homes and 100 commercial operations now have a photovoltaic system installed, with capacity totalling 19.1 MW.
There are a number of Building Integrated Photovoltaic (BIPV) systems installed around Melbourne . This is where the photovoltaic cells are integrated into the walls or windows of a building. These include the Reservoir Civic Centre, the MYOB building and the Melbourne University Building A.
Solar electric generators
Note: Only solar electric generators >10 kW are displayed
|Project Name||Fuel Sub Type||Capacity (kW)||Year Commissioned|
|Ballarat Solar Park||Photovoltaic||300||2009|
|Bendigo Solar Park||Photovoltaic||300||2009|
|Tullamarine/Calder Freeway Interchange||Photovoltaic||24||2007|
|Melbourne Cricket Ground||Photovoltaic||15||2005|
|Reservoir Civic Centre||Photovoltaic||9||2003|
|Queen Victoria Market||Photovoltaic||190||2003|
|Carlton (60L Building)||Photovoltaic||10||2002|
|Fosterville Test Facility||PV Concentrator||24||2001|
|Melbourne University Building A||Photovoltaic||46||2001|
|Ceres - Origin Energy Park 1&2 (Aurora Project)||Photovoltaic||20||1997|
Small scale solar electric generation
Key: Installed photovoltaic capacity in Victoria (watts) The information presented in the above map covers installations through the Australian Government Photovoltaic Rebate program. Figures are from the commencement date until the end of 2004 and are displayed by postcode. The Rebate commenced in 2000 and is currently still available.
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