There was great excitement at Cubbies this week with the delivery of a large box containing solar photo-voltaic panels
Engineering and technology advice for the solar panels has been provided by Richmond based business Clean Technology Partners
A total of 25 Suntech photo-voltaic panels have been installed on top of the Coal Flowers – one for each petal shape. The panels will not only provide electricity for Cubbies use and feed in to the power grid but are also designed to provide shade for children using the playscape
Solar panels may be on top, but it’s the inverter that does all the real work. Enphase Energy have provided the project with world leading micro-inverters, which offers higher electricity production, greater reliability, and unmatched intelligence.
Inverters convert the DC power produced by the solar panels to alternating current (AC) that is used in lighting and appliances that use 240 volts. With a micro-inverter on each panel, if one goes out it can be isolated and the rest of the system continues to work