SkySolar have proudly launched the largest hybrid solar system in NZ – spanning 1016 panels and a 290kWh battery bank, installed for A&G Price in Thames. This is their biggest project to date and certainly the most advanced system in the country.
- 1,016 Trina Solar 310W Monocrystalline PV Panels across 3 arrays = 315kW Solar System
- 7 x Fronius Eco 3Phase 25kW AC Inverters
- 1 x 100kW Storion Alpha Hybrid Inverter with integrated Battery Management Unit
- 44 x 8kWh Storion DC Battery Modules with EPS capacity = 290kWh Battery Bank
The solar panels will generate 38% of the electricity that the foundry consumes and the batteries will reduce the demand spikes, which doubles the reduction in electricity costs. The amount of electricity being produced on site means less electricity is being drawn from the grid, easing the network. This releases pressure particularly in the surrounding Thames community and wider Coromandel area.
The significant reduction in electricity costs from using solar energy increases business profitability. Additionally, it provides a boost to the sustainability profile of the company, which in turn opens up new sales channels. Supply chain sustainability is attracting attention from the international marketplace. Where increasingly, consumers are much more aware of how their products are made, where they are made and the sustainability of each piece of the supply chain.