SOLAR CASE STUDY – L’ORéAL AUSTRALIA

Dandenong, Victoria

Location

Dandenong, Victoria

System Size

300 kWp

Annual Production

400 MWh (est.)

Annual CO2 Savings

500 tonnes

Solar Panels

1,152 x REC 260W Peak Energy

Solar Inverters

3 x Fronius Agilo 100 kW 3-Phase

Mounting System

SunLock 10° commercial tilts

Completion Date

March 2014

Energy Matters designed and installed a 300 kWp system on a new L’Oréal Australia warehouse in Dandenong, Victoria; constructed by Commercial & Industrial Properties (CIP).

Energy Matters successfully tendered for the project, which is part of a global initiative by L’Oréal to reduce its carbon footprint.

Energy Matters worked with the contracted builders throughout the design and construction process of the 28,000m² building to reduce the cost of structural amendments. The seamless system integration involved working with other trades on-site in a completely non-disruptive manner.

The solar power system is comprised of 1,152 REC 260 watt Peak Energy Series solar panels, 3 Fronius Agilo 100 kW three- phase inverters and over 4 kilometres of SunLock channel. The system offsets site electricity charges during the business week and exports surplus electricity to the grid on weekends and public holidays.

CIP is one of many construction companies that see the value of incorporating a solar system into a new build.

L’Oréal has been a member of the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) since 2003. In 2007, the company joined the Supply Chain Program of the CDP to encourage its suppliers to measure and manage their emission of CO2; by 2011, 48 suppliers of the group joined the CDP.

By the end of 2014, the L’Oreal Group achieved a reduction of CO2 emissions by 50 percent in absolute terms, from a 2005 baseline. In the USA, L’Oréal also uses solar technology at some of its facilities, representing more than USD 35 million in investment.

The success of L’Oréal’s Australian project, delivered on time and on budget, is testament to Energy Matters’ experience as Australia’s leading commercial solar installer.

In addition to demonstrating environmental stewardship, commercial solar can make good financial sense. Considering a commercial scale solar project? Contact us today and we can begin to build your system together.

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