Commsolar was the principle contractor on the solar power project between the VRC and its renewable energy partner AGL. It is the one of the largest development in the Flemington Green Fields Program. The aim was to reduce the environmental impact of all race meetings at Flemington, including the Melbourne Cup Carnival.
About 40 people and three cranes were involved in this project. We ended up installing 384 thin film solar PV modules - that is, 28.8kW - at two challenging elevated locations. One of on top of the famous Flemington Grand Stand 36m above the ground, and on top of the infield information screen on the home straight.
The project was installed under a very tight timeframe. It was completed before the start of the 150th Melbourne Cup Carnival with no disruptions or setbacks to the event preparations.
At Commsolar, we will continue to drive and to develop its capabilities to expand into new markets.