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Plas-Pak (W.A) (100kW)

Plas-Pak (W.A) (100kW)

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. 

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Company Plas-Pak (W.A)
Location Malaga
Installation Date 10 / 2015
Industry Manufacturing, Engineering & Transportation
Solution Solar Power, Monitoring & Grid Supplied Electricity. Solar System Capacity 99.84 kW
  • 384 x Winaico Solar Panels
  • 4 x SMA Sunny Tripower Inverters
  • Integrated SMA Remote Grid & Solar Monitoring Solution
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
Annual Savings $31,500

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