Coca-cola Amatil is one of the largest bottlers and distributors of non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages in the Asia Pacific, and one of the world’s largest bottlers of The Coca-Cola Company range. Coca-cola Amatil employees over 12,000 people across a range of departments, with offices located across 6 different companies. The company's product range includes carbonated soft drinks, spring water, sports and energy drinks, fruit juices, iced tea, flavoured milk, coffee, tea, beer, cider and spirits.
With over 33 production facilities and 44 warehouse facilities, Coca-cola Amatil is an energy-intensive business. With a pledge to have 60% of their energy used in operations to come from renewable or low-carbon resources in 2020, the company considered solar power the key solution.
The CCA site located in Kewdale, WA, was one of the many sites to invest in a commercial solar PV system. After an in-depth and rigorous selection process, Infinite Energy were selected to install an impressive 692kW solar PV system for the Kewdale site. The design process carried about by the engineering teams required significant detail in order to receive official sign-off. The installation was also particularly challenging as the connection was at High Voltage, requiring Infinite Energy to install Neutral Voltage Displacement to comply with Western Power’s technical rules. In addition, CCA required weather monitoring equipment installed as part of their specification on top of the standard solar and grid/consumption monitoring.
The system will produce 1,112,000kWh's of clean, renewable energy, significantly reducing utility costs and improving their bottom line. On top of this, the system will save 878 tonnes of harmful CO2 emissions from being emitted each year, the equivalent of 3,273 trees.
|Industry||Retail & Hospitality|
|Solution||Solar Power System - System capacity 692kW
|CO2- e. Abatement Per Year||878 tonnes|
|CO2 Equivalent Reduction||3,273 trees saved per year|
|Energy Output Per Year||1,112,000kWh|