Paragon, a mixed-use 48-level luxury residential tower in Melbourne’s CBD, will offer the largest vertical solar panel system in Australia to deliver a better performance than other structures with similar systems.

Award-winning Melbourne property developer, Beulah procured b.energy to put in the 42kW solar power system across the tower’s core walls. Optimising renewable electricity generation, stopping carbon emissions, lowering common property costs and also reducing owners corporation fees assessed inhabitants were among the motivators for Beulah to integrate renewables on the building.

Considering these objectives, b.energy guided a verticality renewables strategy particular to high rise buildings. Honoured as the most substantial implementation of its sort in Melbourne, Paragon’s solar power system – including 128 panels that span 158m² – does better than similar developments in regard to emissions reduction, expense savings and green energy sustainability.

b.energy’s solution uses 128 Trina Solar HoneyBlack 325W monocrystalline modules to produce c30MWh of green electricity while overcoming the issue of constrained rooftop building services space.

Says Beulah executive director Adelene Teh, the vertical solar power installation is a valuable addition to the luxury tower as it empowers the firm to pursue its goal of sustainable development with a reduced carbon footprint.

The company takes pride in offering Melbourne residents an amazing new tower with a landscape of social places that integrate elegant design into Melbourne living and entertainment options, Teh said.

Paragon offers upscale living, with the placement of a stellar solar system that means their lifestyle will bear a low impact on the environment.

By entrusting b.energy with the feasibility and delivery of this system, Beulah has realised their vision of designing a sustainable, smart, aesthetically appealing development that will lower carbon emissions for the environment.

The blend of a painted lift core and stylish HoneyBlack modules has not only complemented the building design look, but will help to lower frequent property electricity costs, said b.energy chairman James Dunstan.

While electricity production would fall closer to c56MWh for flat or degree mounted systems, processing c30MWh exceeds the renewables that could in another instance be achieved upon the constrained rooftop, he stated.

Constructed to include 227 luxury residences, the Fender Katsalidis-designed Paragon will morph Melbourne’s skyline with its stunning blue and gold glass façade.

Paragon is set for completion next month. 

Source: Architectureanddesign.com.au

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