A busy surf club operating 7 days a week and with restaurant and gaming facilities to consider, it was important for Planet Ark Power to manage the impact on day-to-day operations by developing a comprehensive and collaborative plan for installation to minimize disruption for members, patrons, and staff.
The Planet Ark Power engineers had to accommodate limited roof space and leverage their technical expertise for maximum solar generation. The oceanfront position also meant the design and materials had to withstand the harsh environment to meet the IEC 61701 – PV Salt Mist Corrosion Testing standard.
The surf club purchased the commercial solar system upfront partly funded by a government grant, this enabled them to take advantage of cash flow positive from commissioning.
The Planet Ark Power team worked closely with Tallebudgera Surf Club to install the system over 2 weeks with minimal disruption to patrons and operations.
Planet Ark Power sourced the best-rated equipment for ocean front resilience, to ensure the solar system would withstand the elements and still be eligible for a 25-year performance warranty. The solution included 5 years of monitoring, making it easy for the club to check on the system’s daily performance.
75.2 tonnes CO2e Savings p.a.
61.2 kW System Capacity
37% Annual Savings
Reduction in power cost
Dermot McEnroe, General Manager.