Almost 400 solar panels have been installed across two sites in Queensland for Incitec Pivot Limited (IPL), which services customers across the resources and agricultural sectors.
The company, which operates businesses Dyno Nobel and Incitec Pivot Fertilisers, partnered with Verdia to install a total of almost 160kW of solar PV at their Helidon and Townsville sites.
The solar installations are predicted to reduce ongoing energy costs by 30% in the first year for Townsville and 19% for Helidon. The systems will generate a total of more than 237,000kWh of energy per year, saving 190 tonnes of carbon emissions, the equivalent of carbon sequestered annually by an acre of forest.
Verdia managed and delivered the entire solar PV project for IPL, including undertaking power quality testing to determine the need for harmonics filtering prior to installation.
IPL recognises the importance of demonstrating sustainability in action, which can help decrease carbon emissions and reduce their carbon footprint.
Installation at both sites was completed in early 2020, with energy savings predicted to be up to 30% in the first year.
- Solar PV installed at two Queensland sites located in Helidon and Townsville.
- Energy savings in the first year predicted for Townsville is 30% and for Helidon is 19%.
- 268 solar PV panels and 127 solar panels installed.
- Project completed installation in February 2020 for Helidon, and April 2020 for Townsville.
- 188 tonnes of carbon emissions saved annually.