Located in Somersby, New South Wales, the ACE branch is Fenner Dunlop’s Electrical engineering centre of excellence.
Conscious of their energy usage and looking for a solution to reduce their carbon footprint, ACE decided to install a 82 kWh solar power system on their premises.
The solar panels are being installed right now with no interruption to the business and will lower our carbon footprint for the next 20 years.
With close to 243 solar panels on the roof, the ACE business will be less reliant on grid power from the day the system is switched on.
The system powers the mechanical and electrical plants along with the engineering and operations office building. With estimated energy consumption of 400 kw per day, it’s the equivalent of supplying 20 large family homes from the sun every day.
As ACE is located in an industrial area, the additional power generated during the warmer months will be supplied to the grid reducing the supply-demand from the system for all users.
This project represents Fenner Dunlop’s desire to innovate and operate more sustainably through a renewable energy solution.
As for the future, there is excellent potential to add solar panels to other branches and factories around Australia as we continue to strive to reduce our carbon footprint.