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We are proud to announce that our Meadowbank TAFE project won the Green Energy category of the NSW NECA Awards held on 8 September, and our ACT Government Mezzanine project received a Highly Commended within the ICT & AV Category at the ACT NECA Awards held on 18 August!

In winning the Green Energy category, our Meadowbank TAFE project was recognised for the installation of various renewable energy systems to be used as educational tools for students. This included the design and installation of:

  • A grid-connected 90kW roof-mounted solar PV system, where most of the panels were located to maximise the energy produced from the sun, with a portion of the panels located adjacent to the rooftop workshop to ensure the students could view the installation.
  • Two types of PV panels mounted to a single-axis tracker that follows the sunlight to maximise the efficiency of the panels; these were fitted with individual power meters to allow the students to compare the live performance throughout the day.
  • A 2kW wind turbine complete with a wind controller, battery and grid-connected inverter.
  • A 13kWh grid-connected battery that allows teachers and students to program when it charges and discharges.
  • An energy management system that allows teachers and students to monitor the three solar PV systems, wind turbine, battery storage, 260 individual circuits, 30 distribution boards, 13 mechanical switchboards, three electric car chargers, 26 water meters and four gas meters.

We would also like to congratulate the WestConnex M4-M5 Link Tunnels project for being nominated as a NSW state finalist within the Industrial Large category!

Thank you to our clients Hansen Yuncken (Meadowbank TAFE), Construction Control (ACT Government Mezzanine) and Acciona Samsung Bouygues Joint Venture (WestConnex M4-M5 Link Tunnels), as well as our subcontractors and suppliers who formed part of the broader Star Group of Companies Australia team. We appreciate your unwavering support and valuable contributions that made the delivery of these projects possible.