Project Highlights

Solar Panels: 400 x REC premium low-light panels
Inverters: Fronius Agilo 100kW inverter
Power Production: Approx. 125,000 kWh’s per year
Carbon Savings: Approx. 170 Tonnes per year
Annual Savings: Approx. $35,000

In 2015, Rotafab began to investigate the possibility of installing solar power on their manufacturing facility. As a manufacturer of equipment for the offshore industry, their electricity usage is extremely high. Further to this, their electricity usage is mostly during business hours, which is ideal to take advantage of solar power.

After a series of site visits and consultations through a competitive Tender process, Gippsland Solar were awarded the contract. This decision was based on our expertise, value for money, premium quality components, and especially our local track records wiht other large-scale installations.

The Gippsland Solar team designed a system comprising of 384 REC premium solar panels (with guaranteed performance in low-light), and a Fronius Agilo 100kW inverter, with full remote monitoring, and email alerts in the unlike event of a system failure.

Despite numerous OH&S challenges that a site like Rotafab presented, our team of in-house engineers and electricians were able to install this system in just 5 days. We also came back to commission the system outside of working hours, to minimise downtime for the business.

Rotafab were so impressed with the returns from their initial solar investment, that they later engaged Gippsland Solar to install another 100kW system at their second manufacturing facility.

“The Gippsland Solar guys were a pleasure to work with, we couldn’t speak highly enough of them. They ticked every box with regards to safety and OH&S compliance, which was critical for us. Great communication all the way through, and a personal follow up after the installation to make sure we were satisfied. I’ll certainly be recommending these guys to other businesses thinking about solar. Thanks Andy, Shane & team.”

Geoff Lindrea
Managing Director, Rotafab