Operating a cold storage facility takes a lot of power. With the cost of electricity increasing the installation of a commercial grid connect photovoltaic (PV) system made both economic and environmental sense. This is why in 2014 South West Express installed a 24KW grid connect photovoltaic (PV) system at our Bunbury depot.
Today, this solar power system generates 34% of the total power consumed at the Bunbury Depot and will generate an average ROI of 27% per year over the 25 year projected life of the system.
Based on current conditions, this will save an estimated 31 tons of carbon emissions/annum.
This exercise once again demonstrates South West Express’s commitment to reducing it’s environmental foot print.