Wednesday 30th Sep, 2020

Fenner Dunlop branch goes solar

Fenner Dunlop’s ACE branch in Somersby has installed around 243 solar panels to reduce its carbon footprint.

Fenner Dunlop’s ACE branch in Somersby, New South Wales, has installed around 243 solar panels to reduce its carbon footprint.

The 82-kilowatt hour solar power system means the ACE business will be less reliant on grid power, saving the same amount of energy required to power 20 large family homes each day.

The facility has an estimated energy consumption of 400 kilowatts per day, with the solar panels powering the mechanical and electrical parts along with the engineering and operations office building.

The facility is Fenner Dunlop’s engineering centre of excellence and is located in an industrial area.

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During the warmer months, additional power generated will be supplied to the grid, reducing the demand from the system for all local users.

The solar panels will be installed with no interruption to the business and are expected to lower the carbon footprint of the site for the next 20 years.

The project is part of Fenner Dunlop’s goal of operating more sustainable with renewable energy.

There is potential for the company to add solar panels to other branches and factories around Australia.