One of the largest privately funded solar installations in the nation was unveiled in October by Queensland’s Minister for Energy and Water Supply Mark McArdle.
Installed by SPS Energy, the 80kW solar array is located on the rooftop of the Caloundra-based Saddlery Trading Company and powers 75kW of inverter capacity.
Founder of Saddlery Trading Company Greg Grant said SPS Energy provided a renewable energy displacement component – taking the STC site close to energy neutral.
“The installation has already delivered benefits for our business: an energy consumption decline of more than 60 per cent in the first billing period after commissioning, followed by further reductions in subsequent periods,” Mr Grant said.
“As a family-owned business, it’s critical for us to keep an eye on the bottom line, while integrating environmentally conscious practices.”