SOLAR CASE STUDY – HOLLYWOOD PLAZA CAR WASH

Salisbury, South Australia

Location

Salisbury, South Australia

System Size

21.5kW

Estimated Annual Production

32,767 - 38,880 kWh

Solar Inverter

2 x SMA STP12000TL

Solar Panels

86 x REC 250 PE BLK

Mounting System

SunLock

Energy Matters is helping car washes across Australia reduce their energy bills; installing systems ranging from 5–30kW to help these businesses showcase their green credentials and protect against rising electricity costs.

The environmental benefits from going solar are clear, but equally as important for car washes is the move to solar is good for business as well as the planet.

Car washes have three major costs: energy, rent and water. Solar panels can help car wash proprietors knock down the cost of energy; protecting against electricity price rises and providing more control over power bills.

The flat rooftops of car washes make these buildings ideal candidates for solar panels and Energy Matters’ experience in working on these structures ensures only the highest quality and best performing systems are installed.

A car wash at Hollywood Plaza in Salisbury, South Australia, made the switch to solar; acquiring a 21.5kW solar panel system consisting of 86 REC solar panels, 2 SMA inverters and a SunLock mounting system.

Trevor Crockford, Director of the establishment, is delighted with the investment.

“Energy Matters has delivered a solar solution on time and on budget, which has improved our NABERS energy rating and enhanced the value of the building while reducing our electricity costs”.

NABERS is a national rating system that measures the energy efficiency, water usage, waste management and indoor environment quality of a building and its impact on the environment.

Considering a commercial scale solar project? Talk to us – we executed the highest number of commercial-scale solar panel system installations in the 20-100kW capacity range in Australia during the first quarter 2013. Contact us today and we can begin to build your system together.

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