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  1. 1. Solar + Storage @ Stucco Co-operative Dr Bjorn Sturmberg, Louis van Rensburg, Sarah King An Australian first in a multi-unit residence Supported by
  2. 2. An Australian First? Retro-fit New development Solar + storage are: ● Installed on common property, ● Power common areas & all individual units. 1949 1988 1992 - Today
  3. 3. The Co-op 40 Members: low-income, Syd Uni students. Co-op meets every 15 days; committees alt. week. Engaged members (more than Body Corp.) No split-incentive - everyone tenant & prop. manager. Tenant Owner General MeetingClean up
  4. 4. The Building 3 stories - solar resource matches demand (M. Roberts UNSW). Great roofspace - unshaded, flat, easy access. Capacity for > 40 kW of PV South North
  5. 5. The Demand Low demand - ~85 kWh daily (whole building). - no AC, pool, dishwashers, dryers; shared clothes washers. Classic residential Time of Use profile - emphasised evening peak. Value in Storage!
  6. 6. Challenges ... ● Multi-unit setting ● Low solar self-consumption … meet Innovations ● Convert building into Embedded Network ● Solar + Storage “Environmental Performance – Innovation Grant”
  7. 7. Innovations: Embedded Network + Storage
  8. 8. Innovations: Embedded Network + Storage
  9. 9. Innovations: Embedded Network + Storage
  10. 10. Innovations: Embedded Network + Storage Louis 2pm, Thu Renewable Cities Apartments Social Housing
  11. 11. System Details 30 kW of PV (p.a. = 40 MWh, 35 T CO2 ) - easy 40 kWh of usable storage - hard, very hard Smart metering & billing - not so easy, but solutions know Grid connection - hard
  12. 12. Early adopter phase; Stucco bigger than single household ● Technical: 3 phase, grid connection, submetering ● Standards (lack thereof) ● Safety (harder in retrofit): high voltages, fire ● Forecasts: performance decay? dropdead? ● Warranty Challenges (II) - Batteries
  13. 13. ETA … ?
  14. 14. Opening party: August! ETA … July
  15. 15. Acknowledgements Financial Support: Process Support: (Invaluable) Pro-bono Support: Gail Christopher, Natalie Stianos Dr Andrew Mears, Dr Gunilla Burrowes Prof Anthony Vassallo, Dr Penelope Crossley
  16. 16. Solar + Storage @ Stucco Co-operative Supported by Dr Bjorn Sturmberg e : bjorn.sturmberg@gmail.com in: /bjornsturmberg w: kairospower.net w: stucco.org.au

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