Airefrig Australia, a leading refrigeration and air conditioning wholesaler, continued to further their sustainability practices by installing a 50kW solar power system at its Thomastown facility in Victoria.

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Through a stringent tendering process, Airefrig Australia wanted to engage solar power specialists to design and install the tailored solar photovoltaic solution.
The family-owned company contracted Solgen Energy Group in mid-November 2015 to undertake a 50kW solar power installation.

Solar power project details

Client: Airefrig Australia
Location: Thomastown, VIC
Date completed: December 2015
Solar system peak capacity: 50kW
Panels: Trina Poly 260W Modules
Inverter: SMA Sunny Tripower
Green savings:  46 tonnes of emissions per annum
Solar electricity generated: 66 MWh per annum

A solid goal

Airefrig Australia wanted a solar power system that improved the sustainability performance of the its Thomastown facility and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Solgen Energy was awarded the project in mid-November 2015 and completion was scheduled for the end of the year. This tight time-frame had to be taken into consideration during the planning phase.

Over a two-week period, Solgen’s experienced installation team installed 192 high quality Trina Solar Honey Poly 260W panels on the roof of the Thomastown facility. The panels were positioned to maximise energy generation capacity, in a flush mounted, landscape orientation. These panels were connected to the grid through 2 German engineered SMA Sunny Tripower 25000TL-30 inverters.

Solgen managed the project from start to finish – providing assistance with the government rebate process, coordinating workplace safety measures and training staff how to get the most out of the system – ensuring the whole process was hassle-free for the business.

With its new solar power system, Airefrig Australia made a significant contribution to environmental sustainability and achieved its objective of more environmentally sustainable practices for the business.


The installation of a 50kW photovoltaic system will:

  • Generate an annual estimated energy output of 66 MWh of renewable energy.
  • Demonstrate the commitment of Airefrig in adopting renewable energy and sustainable practices.
  • Offset an estimated 46 tonnes of emissions a year.

To enquire about how solar can facilitate your business, contact our energy consultants today.


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