Business Case Studies
Solargain Commercial is proud to have helped an ever growing range of customers access the cost saving and environmental benefits of solar for their business. Our customers come from all types of industries and are installing PV systems of all sizes.
To find out more about why these businesses chose Solargain, how we lead them through the approval and installation processes, and importantly the benefits to their business, please read our case studies. You are bound to find one for a business like yours.
Industrial & Commercial
They are currently the top Microsoft (OEM) and Intel channel partners locally, and are tier one partner with Panasonic. DMA operate 5 days per week from their main office / warehouse.
As a result of their high usage and the significant increases in their per kWh charges in 2012, Ayres Composite Panels approached Solargain to provide an
Worldwide Printing Solutions also implement the highest levels of recycling including ink cartridges & paper. Improving the efficiency of their systems and reducing waste was the first wave in becoming certified.
United Crate approached Solargain to assist in bringing down its operating costs by installing a commercial size solar PV system.
Laurie contacted Solargain through our Commercial website in April 2014.
Luckily for them their main Carabooda site has several electricity meters allowing them to install multiple smaller systems to cumulatively acquire the 103kW system they requested.
The Loose Leaf Lettuce Company is a grower of various types of lettuce. They harvest, pick and mix various lettuce varieties into pre-packaged loose leaf salad take home packs.
Even though the buildings are next to one another, with each building having its own main Western Power meter, each individual load profile was assessed to determine the appropriate system size for each.
Retail & Hospitality
Due to the nature of their business which houses sizable cool room storage operating 24/7 they have a constant demand for power across the year.
Due to the nature of the business there is a steady demand for electricity during the daytime when the peak tariff rates are in effect.
As with most of our clients that run constant refrigeration loads, IGA X-press Bibra Lake is on a Peak / Off-Peak tariff that means IGA X-press paying a much higher rate for power during the daytime, Monday to Friday, with the
Ross Anile at Roleystone SUPA IGA was one of the store owners impressed with the results of the trial and who wanted to investigate the benefits of commercial solar.
The owners of both the medical centre and pharmacy decided to team together to make the process of getting proposals and the installation as efficient as possible.
The final design included splitting the system across the East and West orientated roof. This allowed for a steady solar PV production throughout the day, which fits well with the consumption pattern.
Property & Retirement Villages
As the site is sub-metered, it means that there is only one main power meter and point of attachment to the grid. Therefore all of the systems installed at each unit are considered linked and are aggregated into one large
The interesting point about this installation is that it is the first legally installed sub-metered retirement village in Perth.
The City of Wanneroo went to tender in early 2009 for the installation of a solar PV system for their council offices. The GHD engineering consultancy firm were used to determine the tender.
After a comprehensive site visit and providing the quotation to the CEO, Peter Webster, Solargain was asked to personally present the submission to a council meeting and be available to answer questions.
The basis of the trial was to identify the impact solar PV would have on the households through the installation of a 1kW system.
The City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder went to tender for the installation of a solar PV system for their recreation centre building. Solargain were chosen out of approximately fifteen respondents.
Although it was great to have the support of the State Government funding program to construct the facility, after taking possession of the premises, it then fell to the facility to independently run and cover its own
The system comprises 500 X Suntech 300W PV modules and a duo of Fronius Agilo 75kW inverters. Of note also is the high quality ground mounting PVMax3 product from Schletter GmbH.
Community & Not For Profit
St Bartholomew’s House is a 7 storey, 148 bed twin tower building that provides community based support, accommodation and assistance to homeless individuals, and establishes collaborative partnerships wit individuals and other
Due to the project being under construction, Solargain was chosen because of its experience with successfully installing systems such as St Bartholomew’s House, which was a multi storey construction site with 27kW installed on
Manning Bowling Club, as with most of these types of facilities, use most of their electricity running cool rooms and bar facilities.