Peak Hill AgriWest Store Goes Solar

Central West Agricentre has made the switch to solar and expects to save in the region of $4,350 a year with its new 10kW system.

The system was installed by key Ruralco Solar supplier Energy Matters and consists of 40 REC Peak Energy Series solar panels and a 10kW Power-One Aurora inverter.

The modules were mounted flush on the 25 degree pitched roof using the Australian designed and made SunLock mounting system – a product of Energy Matters sister company, Apollo Energy.

Producing an average of 40kwh per day, or 14600 kWh annually, the Central West Agricentre installation will pay for itself within 4 years.

The system includes Energy Matters’ Power Maximiser package, designed to keep a commercial solar array producing at its maximum power output through proactive maintenance.

The Power Maximiser analyses actual system performance against expected output in addition to leveraging inverter data logging to identify and troubleshoot performance issues before they occur.

Commercial scale solar power systems are becoming increasingly common throughout Australia on the rooftops of stores, warehouse and farm shedding.

According to Energy Matters, with commercial electricity prices increasing and the cost of solar components having plummeted, the long life of a system translates to a huge reduction in the medium to long term operational costs of a business or farming operation.

About Energy Matters

Founded in 2005, 100% Australian-owned Energy Matters has installed over 15,000 solar systems on homes, schools and commercial buildings throughout the nation, including a 200kW rooftop array in Sydney and a 400kW installation currently being constructed for NextDC Рwhich will be Australia’s largest privately funded rooftop system.

About Ruralco

Ruralco is a leading Australian owned agribusiness with more than forty specialist businesses operating across its network; including CRT, Town & Country and Agriwest, which services farming communities in and around Parkes, Peak Hill and Forbes, New South Wales.

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