Case Study - Human Biology Building NUIG

Human Biology Building NUIG

These works at NUI Galway proved challenging for a number of reasons, including the height of the four-storey buildings, working in a densely populated area and processing SEAI grants across departments at NUIG. Combined with these factors was the difficulty that there was not much viable space on the roof of the Human Biology Building.

This meant putting the dexterity of the Van Der Valk mounting system to the test and it came up trumps again, fitting brilliantly into the spaces available. This system is tied in with the building management system using a volt free contact on the Fronius inverter for such information gathering.


NUI Galway

Size of installation

17 kWp

Purpose, system type

College Building,  roof mounted

Module type and area

66 x Trina Solar 270w Polycrystalline panels covering 105 m2


1 Fronius Symo 17.5.0-3-M


June 2018

Annual yield

Approx. 15,000 kWh

CO2 saved/ year

Approx. 6.8 tonnes per year