SolarMax supplied its grid-connected solar inverters to Olivet Aged Persons Home, an aged care facility in Ringwood, Victoria to power up their 100kW rooftop solar PV system.

Supplied through its installation partner, energywired, SolarMax delivered seven 15kW 15MT2 and one 10kW 10MT2 grid connected inverters to Olivet’s solar power system comprising of 400 x 250kW Yingli solar photovoltaic (PV) panels.

Designed to generate over 130.5 MWh of solar power annually for the residential care facility, the solar PV system is expected to save Olivet up to $33,953 a year in energy bills and reduce its reliance on electricity from the grid. Olivet will also be able to reduce its carbon footprint by 173.92 tonnes every year and deliver an internal rate of return (IRR) of 20 percent per annum.

Chief Executive Officer Julian Simpkins explains that Olivet Aged Persons Home is a not for profit organisation that cares for the elderly. The solar energy investment will reduce the outgoings on grid electricity consumption, helping the care facility benefit from the financial savings.

Clifford Wigg, Managing Director of energywired observes that organisations such as Olivet Aged Persons Home are consistently under pressure to reduce their operating costs. The rising electricity costs can be offset with solar energy that offers a true competitive advantage to any organisation.

MaxWeb, SolarMax’s remote monitoring platform will be used by Olivet to access the SolarMax WebPortal over the Internet. MaxWeb provides a real-time display of performance data such as input and output voltages, input and output currents, frequency, device temperature and yield, enabling Olivet to get ongoing updates on their system’s performance.

Gavin Merchant, Key Account Manager for SolarMax Australia adds that SolarMax’s quality Swiss-made solar inverters are made to last and will serve Olivet Aged Persons Home for many years to come.

Key features of SolarMax’s MT series solar inverters include easy installation, high reliability and long-term durability; maximum efficiency of up to 98 percent; suitable for both indoor and outdoor installations; built to safety requirements stated in AS/NZS 5033:2012 standards (IEC 62109-1/-2) as well as the 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.