In July 2015 WRM went solar, installing 10 kW of Rooftop Solar Photovoltaic (PV) cells. Solargain Solar Energy Specialists were engaged to install the system, which consists of 40 Renosola Virtuus 2 Multicrystalline 250W solar modules, supported by a 25-year warranty, and meeting Australian accreditations IS09001, OHSAS18001, IS014001. Two separate systems were installed to cover WRMs single and three phase power supplies; a Fronius Galvo Inverter on the 3 kW single phase system, and a Fronius Symo inverter on the 7 kW 3-phase system. These systems offer exceptionally high yields with an efficiency of 98.5% and are supported by 5 years warranty.
The 10 kW PV system has the potential to generate about 45 kWh (or units) per day. The conversion of sunlight into electricity is another step forward towards WRMs commitment for smarter, sustainable and cleaner energy use. A typical 10 kW Solar Energy System will offset the following over a 1-year period:
- 13 metric tonnes of CO2 (greenhouse gas)
- It’s the equivalent of planting nearly 850 m2 of trees, and,
- It will prevent 5.5 metric tonnes of Coal from being burned
Watch out for updates as WRM assess their energy savings and how we reduce our carbon footprint!