Plas-Pak (W.A) is a plastic manufacturing and packing company back based in Malaga, W.A. They manufacture both blow moulded and injection moulded products that are supplied throughout Australia to a multitude of industries including the mining, agriculture and pharmaceutical industries.
Plas-Pak has a number of strategic objectives which includes maintaining competitive pricing for their customers and also reducing the impact the business has on the environment. The installation of a 100kW solar system fitted with both of these objectives, allowing Plas-Pak to reduce their electricity costs and also reduce the carbon footprint of their operations.
Infinite Energy conducted a full feasibility analysis on the installation of the solar system, including determining the best system size and projected savings. In addition to this, Infinite Energy also developed a monitoring and alert system which notifies key members of staff when the site’s electricity usage hits a certain level. This will allow Plas-Pak to fully understand and control their electricity usage leading to further savings.
In addition to the solar and monitoring system, Plas-Pak has also contracted with Infinite Energy to supply the remaining electricity demand not met by solar.
To read more about Plas-Pak and their decision to go solar, click here to read an interview with Managing Director, Stephen Kiss.
|Installation Date||10 / 2015|
|Industry||Manufacturing, Engineering & Transportation|
|Solution||Solar Power, Monitoring & Grid Supplied Electricity. Solar System Capacity 99.84 kW|
|CO2- e. Abatement Per Year||122 tonnes|
|CO2 Equivalent Reduction||483 trees saved per year|
|Energy Output Per Year||161,600 kWh|
|Solar % of Consumption||15%|
|Grid Electricity % of Consumption||85%|
|Projected Payback Period||4 years|
|Year 1 Return on Investment||23%|
|10 Year NPV||$93,300|