Australian food manufacturer Primo Foods (formerly Primo Smallgoods) has recently completed the largest single rooftop solar installation, 3.2MW, at its processing plant in Wacol, Queensland, as verified by The Australian Financial Review**.
This system was installed by Australia’s number one commercial solar installer, Todae Solar*.
Covering around 75% of the 25,000 square metre roof, this 9,700 panel solar array is expected to generate around 4,900MWh of energy per annum, which is enough to power 20,000 homes in a year. This is equivalent to 1.2 million tonnes of carbon abatement.
This energy efficiency initiative is driven in part by parent company JBS, who aim to reduce energy use by 12% by 2020. This facility contributes a 19% reduction as a result of the solar system installation.
CEO of JBS, Brent Eastwood commented; “This project shows our commitment to carbon emission reduction in Australia. We are very focused on reducing our reliance on natural resources, reducing our waste and improving our sustainability as we go forward. This facility demonstrates our commitment to working towards our 2020 target. We are very pleased with what Todae Solar has achieved here, this is a very impressive setup and the largest in Australia.”
The project was a partnership between Primo, CleanPeak Energy and Todae Solar, with Primo making a significant investment to reduce their carbon footprint.
Todae Solar are proud to have designed and installed Australia’s largest single rooftop solar system and expect many more in the next decade – CEO of Todae Solar, Danin Kahn recently projected 90% corporate uptake in solar energy generation by 2030.
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*Todae Solar was the #1 commercial installer in 2017 (75kW+) for total system size installations as verified by SunWiz Solar Industry Intelligence – Australian PV Market Insights.
**This is the largest single rooftop installation that Todae Solar are aware of as of 30th October 2018, as verified by the The Australian Financial Review.