Solar PV pilot delivers one of Tassie’s largest solar solutions

July 23, 2018

One of the largest commercial solar PV installations in the state is ready to reap the benefits of the sun, following the implementation of a solar PV pilot between Aurora Energy, Beon Energy Solutions and SRT Logistics.

The installation was recently completed at Tasmanian-owned transport company SRT Logistics across two of its distribution centres in Launceston and Devonport.

The solution was custom-designed to meet the specific electricity requirements of SRT Logistics, while optimizing the existing infrastructure and geographical features to produce the most efficient system possible.

Combined, the state-of-the-art 2,546 panel, 831 kW solar system, will generate over 1 million kWhs per year, or the equivalent of powering 143 homes.

Beon Energy Solutions general manager Glen Thomson said its technical expertise in delivering solar PV systems combined with Aurora Energy’s knowledge in electricity consumption will help to deliver great customer outcomes.

“We’re building on similar successes with other energy-intensive customers and are thrilled to be helping SRT Logistics improve their energy efficiency and reduce their operating costs,” Mr Thomson said.

Aurora Energy CEO Rebecca Kardos said the business would continue to explore the role it could play in the delivery of renewable energy solutions for its commercial customers.

“We know our customers are looking to technology to help reduce and manage their energy costs. Rather than sit back and watch, we want to harness our specialist knowledge and expertise to become a part of the solution for these customers,” Mrs Kardos said.

“For Aurora Energy, solar projects like this are about working with the very best in the field to develop fully customized, state-of-the-art solutions which give our customers the choice, control and convenience they are looking for.”

As a proud Tasmanian business, SRT Logistics CEO Robert Miller said the two-month long installation was a great example of a project delivering both strong commercial outcomes and broader benefits to the local economy.

“For SRT Logistics it was a sound business decision to install a solar PV system and to do so we needed experts in the field that we could rely on and trust,” Mr Miller said.

“That’s why we teamed up with Aurora Energy, Beon Energy Solutions, and local electrical contractors to achieve this.”