Blackwood Hire (10kW)

Suntrix met with Ben Quirk, General Manager of Blackwood Hire, to discuss the installation of a suitable sized system which fit the business as it currently stood, but which had the ability to grow later as they grew over the coming years. Blackwood Hire requested a finance package with no upfront capital cost and were ultimately after a significant reduction in their ongoing expenses.

PROJECT OVERVIEW

Project Location
Blackwood, SA
Solar System Type
Grid Connected
Solar System Size
10kW

SYSTEM OVERVIEW

PV Modules
CNPV 205w polycrystalline
Panel Warranties
10 years product
25 years performance
Inverters
SMA STP 10000TL
Inverter Warranties
5 years
Install and Design
CEC-accredited, 5 yr warranty

SYSTEM PERFORMANCE

Expected Output
22.0 kWh/day
Expected Energy/Yeild
16,074 kWh/year

FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE

Payback Period
4 years
Average Savings
$464 per month

ENVIRONMENTAL BENEFITS

Greenhouse Gas (CO2) Reduction
0.815 kg of CO2 per kW

Why Solar 

Blackwood Hire recently completed the building of a new complex and were looking for a cost effective way to control their electricity costs. Suntrix were able to design a solar system along with a finance package that gave Blackwood Hire the outcome they were after.

Performance Results

Blackwood Hire has reported excellent 1st quarter output results from the installation of its system. This has resulted in them being cash-flow positive in relation to the monthly lease payments being made.

Following the initial 4 year lease period, Blackwood Hire will receive long-term financial benefits.

Design requirements 

A site inspection and shade analysis was performed and determined that overall, Blackwood Hire would be better off with the bit of shading (2-3%) on the upper roof and have the increased efficiency from having fewer cables, a simpler design and higher voltage from having more panels in a string.