Radcoflex Australia Commercial Solar

Radcoflex Australia and Solar Bay partner to drive down electricity costs with a commercial solar system.

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Radcoflex Australia Commercial Solar

Overview

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Average yearly electricity spend was $52,480

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Expected new yearly spend is $33,069

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The solar system will reduce total grid consumption by 32%, reducing volatility in expenditure moving forward.

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Radcoflex's total energy consumption was over 160MW which resulted in them being on high network access, and capacity charges.

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The commercial solar system was sized to reduce their total energy consumption below 160MWh/p.a. Moving them to a new network tariff and significantly reducing their total electricity spend.

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60kW PV Commercial Solar System installed to reduce consumption from the grid.

The Challenge

Reducing cost and looking after the environment for future generations was Mat Carrol’s two reasons for looking into solar. With the cost of energy increasing, Mat took the initiative to look for alternative solutions. Mat trusted Solar Bay to install the 220 panels.

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The

Equipment

Fronius Inverters

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Trina 275 watt panels

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Grid Protection Unit

Project Goals

Significantly reduce the electricity cost by installing a battery ready commercial solar system with minimal business interruptions.

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The

Process

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    Site Visit

    During the initial site visit Solar Bay collects information on the existing electricity contracts, roof weight bearing and generation capacity, buildings electricity consumption profile, and most importantly the client goals.

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    Analysis

    Energy interval data and network tariff analysis showed a 60kW system would reduce total grid energy consumption to a new threshold allowing for a network tariff change, while only resulting in minimal export.

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    Grid Connection Application

    Grid connection was a straight forward process, grid protection was required, as expected.

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    Structural Engineering Certificate

    Due to internal cranes at the site the load bearing capacity of the roof was not a limiting factor of the install.

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    System Design

    Two Fronius 27kW inverters each with five strings were designed to maximise performance, at minimal cost.

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    Safety

    Safety was taken into consideration from the first site visit. All measures were put in place for OHS, working at heights and electrical safety.

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    Installation

    After identifying the location for the inverters and cabling, the team worked for 10 days to install the system.

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    Handover

    A detailed handover and instruction manual was provided to Radcoflex to ensure all of their questions could be answered.

“A knowledgeable team that helped guide us through to a successful project. Professional and understanding in being able to work around our companies requirements not only for the solar system but also the production and manufacturing demands of our business.”

- Mat Carroll, Director & General Manager,
Radcoflex Australia

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