Blog : Foodmach’s solar system clocks 1GWh
Foodmach’s 5400m2 factory in Echuca, Victoria was fitted with a 100K/W solar system in 2013.
To date, the system has yielded 1 gigawatt of energy, representing over 700 tonnes of CO2 emissions reduction—or the equivalent of a car travelling 3.5 million kilometres.
The electricity generated would be enough to power the 5,900 plus houses in Echuca for nearly a week.
The 400 solar panels, which were installed by Norlec Solar, save around 44% of the total electricity drawn by the business in its manufacturing operations.
LED lighting was also installed throughout the premises in 2013, which has saved around 30% of previous electricity usage for lighting.
Foodmach CEO Earle Roberts: ‘We installed the solar panels and LED lighting in an effort to reduce our carbon footprint and mitigate ever-increasing power costs. Foodmach is committed to the sustainability and competitiveness of our products and we’re constantly looking for ways to reduce emissions and improve energy efficiency.’
Foodmach is one of Australasia’s largest privately-owned and operated packaging machinery manufacturers and integrators, with engineering sales offices in Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide and Brisbane and manufacturing facilities in Echuca, Victoria. The business specialises in Industry 4.0 integration for production lines. Its vision is to put managers in the driver’s seat of a high-speed production solution with a full suite of controls.
For more information, call Peter Marks
Tel. 1800 FOODMACH