PV Structures and our sister company Shade and Membrane Structures Australia were originally contracted to offer on site Project Management and installation services for the solar carpark shade structure and slab connections only on this project. That quickly grew in scope. First the new scope needed to include the exploration of the slab. We also needed to design the layout of the shade structure and do further engineering; such as the design of both the slab connection detailing and also the column connections to the slab as well.
Throughout the project it became obvious that the head supplier couldn’t complete the contract for various reasons, so in negotiation and in working with the client Energy Action, SMSA / PV Structures effectively purchased the completion of the project so that we could then complete the project under contract ourselves to Energy Action. This included;
- the design and installation of the purlins,
- the installation of the structures
- offer of assistance to Energy Action with the installation of the panels as well
In this instance, the design and layout of the PV portion was done by other partners. However, they simply ran under our project management ensuring a successful completion of the project.
Engineering for Commercial Solar Success
In this project our teams superior design, fabrication and engineering abilities were highlighted. We were able to adapt to what our client, Energy Action, needed to get the job done. In this case, the job was completed and the results are now providing benefit. This benefit is for both the Woolworths, Leichhardt customers and the shopping centre property owners.
Solar power is indeed a new and emerging industry in Australia. At PV Structures we are proud to be providing the mounted system and structures that make this type of energy possible. A project such as this one shows that solar energy is a worthwhile alternative to traditional energy sources. It also illustrates how a project that harnesses renewable energy can be cost effective.
We have a large range of options when it comes to solar carpark structures. The Our Structures page details the types of structures available. Keep in mind, as you take a look through the designs that we always create bespoke designs for every site. Let’s discuss what the requirements are for your site and how a solar shade structure can work for you.