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Our brief was to source a suitable high profile site to display three signs (two being LED illuminated) and a “stand alone” solar system completely “off the grid” to power the signage.

The Arthur St site was selected due to the high exposure to the Sydney Harbour Bridge traffic flows along Warringah expressway. The site also offered plenty of room for solar panels, signage display and a ventilated secure room for the solar batteries.

RICOH signage on the site consists of a large South facing LED illuminated sign with red face and a smaller version on the eastern elevation. The northern elevation of the structure has one unilluminated sign and 96 x 180W BP solar panels.

The UPS Solar system is designed to automatically convert sunlight to electricity and is made up of the following components:

-2 x Sunny Island Battery Inverters
-3 x SMC 600A Inverters
-96 x BP4180T Modules
-48 x Concorde EXV 9150T Sun Xtender Batteries.

The system feeds power into the battery bank and at night the signs illuminate via the stored power in the Batteries. The system is the first Solar Powered large format illuminated sky sign in Australia.

The signs and solar System were brought to the site and assembled on the rooftop for installation via a swing stage and rope access operators.