Grid-connected solar inverters from Solarmax are helping a leading Australian manufacturer of health supplements reduce energy use and carbon emissions at their production facility.

SolarMax supplied seven 15kW 15MT2 grid connected inverters through its installation partner, Bollson Energy to Homart Pharmaceuticals for a 100kW rooftop solar PV system in Rydalmere, New South Wales.

The solar PV system has been designed for its manufacturing facility and will generate an average of 140MWh of solar power annually. The solar power system is expected to save Homart Pharmaceuticals up to $23,000 a year and reduce its reliance on electricity from the grid. The system will also help reduce carbon emissions by 144.2 tonnes every year and deliver an internal rate of return (IRR) of 26 per cent per annum.

Jeffrey Yeh, Managing Director of Homart Pharmaceuticals explains that the company, being in the business of health and nutrition, is conscious about how they operate and their impact on society and the environment.

When Homart Pharmaceuticals relocated its manufacturing facility, driven by rapid growth, its electricity bills tripled as a result of operating in a larger space. Being new to solar power, it appointed Bollson Energy to design and install a high quality and financially viable solar PV system to reduce its reliance on electricity from the grid.

The company has also been equipped with SolarMax’s remote monitoring platform, MaxWeb, which enables them to access the SolarMax WebPortal over the internet for a real-time display of performance data such as input and output voltages, input and output currents, frequency, device temperature and yield.

In just two months following the installation, Homart has observed a reduction in their electricity bills by up to 25 per cent each month, helping their business remain globally competitive while also reducing their impact on the environment.

Gavin Merchant, Key Account Manager for SolarMax Australia said that Bollson Energy has been a strong advocate for the quality of their Swiss-made solar inverters, and has played a strategic role in helping customers understand the need to invest in a good solar PV system as it will bring significant returns for many years.

SolarMax’s MT series solar inverters are easy to install, reliable and designed to last. Key features of the solar inverters include maximum efficiency of up to 98 percent allowing both indoor and outdoor installations; compliance with safety requirements as per AS/NZS 5033:2012 standards (IEC 62109-1/-2) as well as AS 4777.2 and AS 4777.3 standards; accredited by the Clean Energy Council (CEC); and five-year standard warranty extendable up to 25 years.