John Hunter Hospital rooftop solar

Newcastle's John Hunter Hospital is now home to the largest single hospital rooftop photovoltaic solar system in the world.  The project is a major plank in Hunter New England Local Health District's Sustainability Strategy, which sets an ambitious target to be carbon and waste neutral by 2030.

Key project features include:

  • Over 5300 solar panels covering 12,000 square metres of roof space
  • Total generating capacity of 2.4MW or 2MVA (AC), supplying approximately 12 percent of the hospital's total energy requirements

Public Works Advisory (PWA) provided technical leadership and project and contract management services for the project. Construction safety was a critical success factor, with all work occurring on a very busy public hospital during the COVID -19 pandemic. PWA worked closely with the project team and contractor to identify and manage project risks, which included managing multiple crane lifts within a busy medical helicopter flight path.

The project was funded with a NSW Treasury loan through the NSW Government’s Energy Efficient Government Program, which is open to all Government agencies.

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