A boutique winery set in the stunning Wilyabrup sub-region of Margaret River, Driftwood Estate was established in 1989.
Previously a country retreat, the winery has gone on to achieve overwhelming success, including a special commendation in 1993, being named as one of the best wineries in the Margaret River region in 2009, and been rated a 5 Star Winery in the 2018 Wine Companion.
With all wine being made on-site, Driftwood Estate were looking for ways to reduce their electricity bills, eventually settling on solar.
In September 2017 we installed a 40kW SunPower system that will reduce their grid usage by 39%, and pay for itself in just 3.1 years.
|Installation Date||09 / 2017|
|Industry||Agriculture, Produce & Wineries|
|Solution||Solar Power System - System capacity 39.89kW
|CO2- e. Abatement Per Year||51 tonnes|
|CO2 Equivalent Reduction||189 trees saved per year|
|Energy Output Per Year||64,800kWh|
|Solar % of Consumption||39%|
|Grid Electricity % of Consumption||61%|
|Projected Payback Period||3.1 years|
|Year 1 Return on Investment||31%|
|10 Year NPV||$56,000|