National solar solutions provider Energy Matters has rapidly established itself as a leader in Australia’s commercial solar sector.
Data from the April issue of SunWiz Commercial Solar Insight shows Energy Matters leading the pack for commercial solar power system installations between 20-100kW capacity installed in the first quarter of this calendar year.
The latest case study to be published is the Federation Square project in Melbourne’s CBD; which consisted of two grid connect solar power systems with a total capacity of 24.6kW.
With a rooftop as complex as the building’s facade, a great deal of planning went into the installation of the solar panels on the iconic building.
Even the delivery of components turned out to be quite a challenge as a crane could not be brought on-site. All equipment was manually carried up flights of stairs and across the rooftops of the complex.
Adding to the challenge was restricted access to the site – the Energy Matters installation team could only have access during certain hours; however, the project was completed in a timely manner and to the clients’ satisfaction.
The two systems will generate approximately 30 megawatt hours of clean electricity annually. Further details on the systems and project can be viewed here.
Energy Matters says if a business is paying more than 20c/kWh for daytime electricity usage, a system sized to daytime load will provide a payback time of between 5 and 7 years – after which time, the electricity generated is essentially free.
Founded in 2005, Energy Matters has installed over 15,000 residential and commercial solar power systems across Australia. Between Energy Matters and sister company Apollo Energy, the two companies have supplied over 300,000 solar panels for commercial and residential installations.