Solgrid Sustainable Energy

Case Study: St. Columba’s Credit Union


Customer Objective

As credit unions continue to support their members to make their homes more energy efficient, many credit unions are now taking steps to increase the energy efficiency of their own buildings.

The Credit Union has a forward thinking group of Board of Directors, Management and Staff who wanted to lead by example, showcasing the potential of renewable energy technologies to their members and the local community.



Project Goals

• Develop more sustainable business processes.
Reduce CO2 emissions.
• Reduce their operational costs

Project Benefits

Reduced CO2 by 13,704kg/pa
Reduced Electricity spend by 23%
System payback under 4.3 years.

Services Provided

Energy Advisory

As part of their overall sustainability journey, Solgrid examined the credit union buildings energy consumption. They discovered that the installation of solar panels could offer both significant improvements in both energy efficiency, and also cut down significantly on the credit union's energy bills.

Design Solution

Solgrid Engineers designed and installed a 14.80kWp Solar PV roof mounted system across 71m2. The installation consisted of 37 Q-Cells Tier-1 business class panels with the market’s highest efficiency rating in excess of 21.3 %. It is estimated that the system will produce approximately 13,704kW hours of renewable electricity per annum for the next 30 years, which represents approximately 23% of the company's overall annual usage.

Energy Integration

Solgrids’ in-house team of skilled engineers, electricians, and health & safety specialists worked alongside the Project Team to manage the efficient installation from start to finish. By providing a world-class turnkey solution, Solgrid was able to deliver the project on time and within budget, ensuring client satisfaction.

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