The Goonellabah Tavern engaged Stralis Energy to install a 100kW solar system to help them reduce their electricity costs. The system is made up of 250 x 400w Risen solar panels, Fronius inverters and can generate on average 153,300kWh of electricity per year, enough to power 15 homes.
With pubs and clubs consuming a large amount of electricity due to cold room storage, air conditioning and lighting it makes sense to try and find a way to minimise electricity bills.
As a large portion of the taverns electricity is consumed during the day solar is a great choice to dramatically reduce operating costs. A commercial solar system of this size will generally pay itself off within 3-5 years.