Working with EnergyAustralia’s been great. The engagement they have had in the program right through from design right up until today, we’re still getting support on how to use the system and make sure its delivering what we want.

Jed Smith. I am the Head of Commercial and Stakeholder Management at Melbourne International RoRo Terminal

Melbourne International RoRo Terminal

Melbourne, Victoria

  • 100kW solar power system

Businesses across Australia are increasingly looking to sustainable solutions to help reduce the environmental impact of their operations. Melbourne International RoRo and Auto Terminal is a great example of this. Aiming to achieve a five green star rating, the new Melbourne facility features LED lighting, tanks for the harvesting of rainwater and a large commercial solar system.

Here’s the story of a company who put sustainability at the heart of everything they do.

My name’s Jed Smith. I am the Head of Commercial and Stakeholder Management at Melbourne International RoRo Terminal. MIRRAT for short.

MIRRAT’s a brand new automotive terminal here in Melbourne. We’ll actually be the largest automotive terminal in Australia. We process vehicles as they are discharged into the country and then we stage them for distribution to dealership networks.

The facility itself we’re looking to have as green star, five star rated and also an accreditation from ISCA which is the council of sustainability for Australia.

Solar is one of the key parts of that sustainable green star were looking to achieve. We’ve engaged with EnergyAustralia to design and install that facility for us.

What we’ve got is 384 PV cells which is generating around 100KW of power to the site. So that’s feeding about 75-80% of the consumption for the administration building through those solar panels.

There is probably two ways it benefits us. One is we’re practising what we’re trying to preach in terms of that sustainable business model. But then also we have a lease for over 25 years, over that time it more than pays for itself.

Working with EnergyAustralia’s been great. The engagement they have had in the program right through from design right up until today, we’re still getting support on how to use the system and make sure its delivering what we want.

It really is at the heart of what we’re doing, is trying to deliver sustainable solutions.

Burleigh Flowers

Silvan, Victoria

  • 80kW solar power system

Whichever industry you operate in, installing solar could potentially deliver real cost savings to your business. Our solar experts offer tailor-made systems, designed to suit your needs – as they did for Burleigh Flowers.

We’re here in the Dandenong’s in Victoria with the De Wit’s, third generation flower farmers.

They were looking at ways to improve their business so we recommended an 80 kW solar system.

To get the most out of the solar system here, first we installed some LED lighting. We then used frameless panels which maximise yield and have very low maintenance costs.

Once you’ve purchased your system from EnergyAustralia we take over everything. We manage the grid connection, your installation and the commissioning process.

A site like this will take about three weeks to install, then with a couple for days for commissioning at the end and we can turn the system on and you can start reaping the rewards of your solar power.

The biggest consideration for businesses is the cost of solar, but the payback periods can be as little as three to four years these days. Here at Burleigh Flowers, the De Wit’s will save over $20,000 a year on their electricity bills.

All businesses today need to look at sustainable technology to ensure their future. Businesses cans save thousands of dollars a month by putting a commercial solar system on their property.

If you’re thinking about commercial solar, give us a call. We’ll send out one of our solar experts to assess your property and design a system that suits your needs.