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Photon Energy Has Launched A 283 kW Rooftop Solar System In Australia

Photon Energy Australia has launched a 283 kW rooftop solar system on an office building in Sydney’s Commercial Business District. This rooftop solar system will help the company to achieve 5-star NABERS and Green Star ratings, and it is also one of the largest rooftop solar systems in Australia.

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Rooftop solar panels in Indooroopilly, Brisbane, Australia.
Image obtained with thanks from Micheal Axelsen on Flickr.

Photon Energy‘s rooftop solar power system, located at 219 Cleveland Street, Strawberry Hills, in NSW will provide a maximum of 283 kW (or 283 kWp, the ‘p’ stands for peak) of clean energy. This enables the system to generate 371,000 kWh of electricity annually, reducing annual CO2 emissions by 252 tons. This solar panel array will be the building’s main power source.

Based on a comment made by PV-Magazine: The availability of zero-down financing options for rooftop solar systems in Australia has made them far more appealing, and will likely lead to more rooftop solar systems like these. According to a quote on PV-Magazine:

Solar energy is rapidly changing the way Australians look at energy consumption,’ says Michael Gartner Managing Director of Photon Energy Australia. ‘With new financing models available, such as solar leasing or power purchase agreements, customers can now have their own eco-building with a rooftop power plant with no upfront investment. Just costs savings,’ Gartner continues.

‘PV systems for self-consumption on commercial property raise a company’s profile, which can be a vital factor in a market where customers increasingly demand that corporates walk the talk on resource efficiency,’ says Georg Hotar, CEO of Photon Energy Group.

That sounds accurate! Public concern about climate change and pollution has increased substantially, so naturally, customers are more likely to be impressed by and buy from corporations who take steps to shrink their environmental footprint (no pun intended). Positive brand perception is worth its weight in gold.

Finally, large corporations can benefit from economies of scale far more than the average person can, due to the large scale of their solar power systems.

Source: PV-Magazine.

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