The Pixel Building

Grocon were developing a prototype of a Carbon Neutral office building for the former Carlton and United Brewery site in Carlton and needed support with on­site energy generation.


One of the features of the Pixel building is that any carbon emissions used in the building’s ongoing operation will be offset by renewable energy from large photovoltaic panels on the roof, as well as wind turbines.


The project brief was to engineer a 6.3kW system made up of roof mounted, fixed tilt mounted and dual axis trackers, for higher efficiency, spread across the garden roof top.


Commsolar used its design experience and expertise to work with Grocon during the construction phase to integrate mechanical mounting and electrical routing within the roof top slab construction.


The PV solar system was integrated with the urban wind turbines along the western edge through to the grid connection.


Post­construction servicing and system support has been a feature of the relationship between commsolar and the client.


Commsolar continues to drive and to develop its capabilities to expand into new markets. The experience of working with a leading edge commercial building developer, such as Grocon is a strategy that will be replicated in other markets Queensland, New South Wales, and Western Australia.


This project demonstrates that commsolar has the capacity to deliver innovative solutions to its clients within the commercial building industry.


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