Western Australia’s Department of Parks and Wildlife has primary responsibility for managing the state’s national parks, marine parks, State forests and other reserves; for conserving and protecting native animals and plants; and for managing many aspects of the access to and use of the state’s wildlife and natural areas.
Given this focus on the environment, sustainability played a big part in Department of Parks and Wildlife’s decision to have on-site renewable energy solution that could also deliver long term cost savings.
After carefully analysing the Department’s energy usage and cost saving goals, Infinite Energy recommended the installation of a 40Kw system. Installed in 2016, the system is expected to reduce the site’s current grid consumption by nearly 40%, as well as provide a return on investment of under three years, and provide cleaner, renewable energy for the next 15-20+ years.
|Company||Department of Parks and Wildlife|
|Industry||Government & Local Council|
|Solution||Solar Power System - System capacity 39.78kW
|CO2- e. Abatement Per Year||50 tonnes|
|CO2 Equivalent Reduction||188 trees saved per year|
|Energy Output Per Year||64,500 kWh|
|Solar % of Consumption||38%|
|Grid Electricity % of Consumption||62%|
|Projected Payback Period||2.8 years|
|Year 1 Return on Investment||35%|
|10 Year NPV||$66,400|