Riviera Case Study | Commercial Solar Energy | Infinite Energy



The largest and most awarded luxury yacht builder in Australia, Riviera is a global a leader in the marine industry. Established in 1980, Riviera builds its world-renowned luxury yachts at its 14 hectare, state of the art waterfront site located at Coomera on Queensland’s Gold Coast. Every yacht is carefully constructed to reflect Riviera’s unmatched passion for excellence in design, technology and performance, without forgoing on luxury.

Manufacturing in Australia is a challenging environment for many business, with currency fluctuations and high local labour costs key considerations for success.  Riviera is no different, and with tough competition in the global market, the price and quality of its product are critical.

In order to cut electricity costs and help their business remain competitive, Riviera began investigating solar. After diligent research, Infinite Energy were selected as Riviera’s preferred solar provider due to our analytical approach, and tireless efforts to provide Riviera with as much information as possible in order to help them make a fully informed decision.

After carefully analysing Riviera’s electricity usage and spend, Infinite Energy discovered that due to being on a demand-based tariff, just 60% of Riviera’s electricity bill was associated with the actual electricity consumed onsite.

Therefore, investing in solar would not only significantly offset Riviera’s grid-purchases of energy, but also decrease the peak demand of Riviera, reducing the kVA-based demand charges payable. Taking this into account, Infinite Energy recommended a 100kW solar PV system with real-time monitoring.

If it delivers as promised, Riviera is hoping to upgrade to a 500kW solar PV system in the near future.

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Company Riviera
Location Coomera, QLD
Installation Date 04 / 2017
Industry Manufacturing, Engineering & Transport
Solution Solar Power System - System capacity 99.6kW
  • 357 x 280W Trina Solar Panels
  • 4 x SMA TriPower 25kW Inverters
  • Integrated SMA Monitoring Solution
CO2- e. Abatement Per Year 150 tonnes
CO2 Equivalent Reduction 554 trees saved per year
Energy Output Per Year 160,600kWh
Annual Savings $24,100

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