Photography giant, Canon, has selected Todae Solar for the pilot installation of a commercial solar system on their Macquarie Park office building. The 90kW system is planned to cover around 9% of their electricity bill and produce approximately 130,000kWh in its first year of operation.
The decision to go solar aligns with Canon’s target of a 1.5% per year reduction in greenhouse gas emissions and their broader sustainability goals. “We strongly support the development of national product stewardship programs in Australia and New Zealand – it’s part of Canon’s global promotion of the circular economy,” says Janet Leslie, Manager, Sustainability for Canon Oceania.
Reminiscent of other Todae Solar installations, creative logistics will need to be employed with regard to getting the equipment in place. There is no roof access on the second-level roof, so installers will have to carry the modules and equipment, up a ladder to the second roof platform where the panels will be. The installation is expected to commence in September. Todae Solar’s experience in managing and delivering high quality installations in similar buildings was key for Canon in their decision – having the confidence that their operations will not be affected by the installation.
Todae Solar worked with both Canon and Goodman, the building owner, to make this project possible. If you are interested in how commercial solar power can benefit your business or office building, get in touch with a Todae Solar consultant to get a free, no-obligation quote.