Rylands of Hawthorn
Rylands of Hawthorn – 100 kW
Rylands of Hawthorn is a luxurious retirement village offering independent living in the heart of one of Melbourne’s most sought-after precincts. Providing the services and amenities for a vast range of independent and comfortable lifestyles for a large four level, 84 dwelling complex requires a significant demand for energy, with site-wide electricity bills of over $120,000 per annum. While also being at the mercy of rising tariffs, to help put a dint in these electricity costs, AEES Group installed a 100 kW DC Optimised solar embedded generator at the Hawthorn facility.
By utilising Sunpower P19 modules, along with SolarEdge DC Optimisers, a 20-30% reduction in grid electricity consumption and corresponding costs is expected for the site. In addition to enhancing module efficiency, DC optimisation provides real-time panel-level performance monitoring and improved maintenance ability through panel-level fault detection.