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Caloundra’s solar energy array now in operation

SPS Energy Installs 80 kW Solar Array for Caloundra-Based STC AZO CleanTech  October 26, 2012   Today marks a new milestone for Australia’s private businesses seeking heightened energy efficiency: the unveiling of what’s believed to be one of the largest privately funded solar installations in the nation , installed by SPS Energy  and now operational in Caloundra, Queensland. The Honourable Mark McArdle, Queensland’s Minister for Energy and Water Supply, officiated at the commissioning celebration.

SPS Energy, based in Eumundi, is a preeminent supplier of energy management and renewable energy solutions across Australia.

The 80kWatt solar array is located on the rooftop of the Caloundra-based Saddlery Trading Company ( ), and powers 75kWatts of inverter capacity. ….

“The installation has already delivered benefits for our business: an energy consumption decline of over 60% 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.

“Our family business is proof that solar power can deliver savings, efficiency, and sustainability.”

The solar array provides STC with certainty of power costs into the future and provision for even greater energy autonomy, if needed. ….

October 27, 2012 - Posted by | Queensland, solar

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