Case Study

Case Study

A manufacturer or producer has an annual energy usage of 684,199 Kwh (5 days per week) at a cost of $0.25 per Kwh a charge of 171,049.00 per year, this is forecast to increase by as much as 10% per 12 month period.

The Installation of 360Kw of PV will reduce their energy demand from the grid by as much as 75% with the added advantage of reducing there carbon foot print by the same amount.  The reduction in their carbon heavy demand has the added benefit of meeting green merit criteria when submitting tenders for large commercial or environmentally conscious clients.

The design of the system is dependent on the site evaluation, and the energy monitoring performed while the operation is at normal production levels.  The load profile will enable a system to be designed with minimal loss of PV power due to troughs in energy usage.  The graph below shows the load demand in red (KVA) and the actual charged amount in Blue (Kwh), the orange line is the combined energy production from a portion of the solar system facing East and a portion facing North. The portion of the unit facing East is to capture the sun early in the morning to try and offset the initial demand of the facility,  while the remaining North facing panels is to best match the demand during the peak period of demand daily.  The orange line is the combined total. a larger system will cover more of your load demand but will also increase wasted PV power which will export to the grid, this is desirable only when your export is being paid for.  We have the design to limit your export and match exactly your demand, this is controlled by our PLC designed units.

Load Profile

Ausindustry funding is available in the form of a grant which is as much as a 1:1 ratio which equates to 50% of the cost of installation, this is an ROI of around 2.9 years. During the course of the year there is also the opportunity to create LGCs which are salable in the energy market which in today's market is an added $17,500 added annual return.

Ausindustry Links:

Clean Technology Investment Program

Food and Foundries Program