Water Park cleans up with solar

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.

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Personalised yet professional approach

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.

Solar power project details

Client: The Maze, home of Outback Splash
Location: Bullsbrook, WA
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:

  • Offset 43 tonnes of carbon emissions annually
  • Offset almost $10,000 in electricity bills annually.
  • Generate an estimated 40,783kWh per year


“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.

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