Arnhemica Building Darwin – 99kW
Developing Darwin with solar Knight Frank were looking for a way to offset the high electricity bills they were receiving […]LEARN MORE
With an outlook to expand and grow their leisure park, The Maze, home of Outback Splash, were looking for an alternative to offset their ever increasing electricity bills from the pumping of water to their waterslides. With a number of attractions still on the horizon it was imperative for them to look at alternative measures,both as a short term fix and a long term strategy, one of which was the installation of a solar energy system.
They were presented with various options from a range of solar providers but ended up choosing Solgen Energy Group for the engineering, procurement and construction of a 23kW solar system because their solution provided value for money and provided a real relationship for the company. The Maze were particularly impressed with their personalised yet professional approach and felt that they had a real understanding and genuine interest in the business’ goals and what they wanted to achieve.
Uniquely the system was installed over two roofs – one flat and the other tiled – but connected to the one inverter in the main building. This was done so that there was only a need for one inverter which then decreased the cost of materials and the overall cost of the system. With construction taking only 3 days the system was installed smoothly with negligible downtime.
|Client:||The Maze, home of Outback Splash|
|Date completed:||June, 2017|
|Solar system peak capacity:||23kW combined|
|Panels:||Trina Mono 290W|
|Inverters:||SMA Sunny Tripower|
The system included top of the line Trina Honey panels and a German-engineered SMA inverter. The system is expected to save The Maze almost $10,000 off their electricity bill in the first year and offers them a simple payback period of 2.6 years. The installation of the solar system will generate approximately 40,783kWH per year and reduce The Maze’s carbon emissions by 43 tonnes annually.
The intention for The Maze is to use the savings produced to continue to plan and develop a number of new attractions for the park and for customers, which with the growth of the business will see an increase in energy consumption and possible installation of more clean energy systems.
The installation of a 23kW photovoltaic system is expected to:
“We were thoroughly pleased with the fantastic service we received from Solgen, from our first sales call to our successful installation and follow up. The Team at Solgen seemed genuinely interested in helping us to select a quality system, with great returns and a minimum pay back period. We would actively recommend them to other businesses and will most certainly use their services again.”
Eli Barlow, Business Development Manager, The Maze, home of Outback Splash.