Facility: WA Police HQ
Notable Project Characteristics:
- Approvals required from:
- State Heritage Office
- Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority (MRA)
- Direct Procurement by a State Government Agency supporting Indigenous businesses
PAE designed, supplied and project managed the installation of a 36.48 kW solar PV system at the WA Police headquarters in East Perth using 128 x German-made SolarWorld monocrystalline panels and two SMA inverters rated 20 kVA and 10 kVA.
Our successful tender was facilitated by the project’s implementation under the direct procurement scheme which enables an exemption to majority-owned indigenous businesses listed in the Aboriginal Business Directory WA (ABDWA) as discussed in a previous blog post.
Our eligible partners, Wilco Electrical, won the engagement and selected PAE as their collaborators, specifically to prepare the proposal, design, project manage, procure and jointly execute this flagship project. A project made complex because of the unique challenges of multiple approvals arising from the building’s Heritage status and location within the MRU’s Riverside community project.
The system will reduce the police headquarters’ grid dependency by up to 8%, generating 54,533 kWh of renewable energy per year. All parties came away pleased with the strong collaboration effort on this project and the quality of the final installation. The client was impressed with the actual level of yield being recorded by the inverters, with performance near peak levels recorded in the first few days of observation.
We at PAE are happy to power the West Australian Police with low cost, renewable energy. They are a great example of a state government agency proactively reducing their costs, demonstrating their corporate social responsibility by supporting Indigenous businesses and reducing their green-house gas emissions!