The latest editions to Todae Solar’s wine portfolio include Australian Vintage, who plan their sixth system with Todae Solar on their Pokolbin site, NSW, whilst Domaine Chandon plan their second in Victoria.
The emphasis Australian Vintage place on corporate responsibility forms a major part of their drive to reduce emissions; “we endeavour to adhere to our environmental responsibilities across all facets of our business. Our commitment is to understanding and minimising any adverse impacts our operations and our products have on the environment”.
They are now addressing energy use at their Pokolbin site, through the addition of a 100kW system. Not only is the system anticipated to generate more than 140,000kWh in its first year, equivalent in CO2 to around 53,000 kg of coal burned, but also has expected savings in energy costs of around 34%. This system will take Australian Vintage’s solar capacity to over 2MW.
Domaine Chandon have committed to build a 100kW system at their site in Coldstream, Victoria. The decision to use Todae Solar was based upon “the ease and speed of putting a proposal together and the confidence from past projects that the project will be delivered on time and in budget”, according to Adam Keith of Domaine Chandon.
About Domaine Chandon Australia: “We have been based in the Yarra Valley since 1986. As well as housing one of Australia’s most iconic and visited cellar doors, it is also where all bottles of Chandon Australia are created through the method traditionnelle process. Chandon has a commitment to impart as small an environmental footprint as possible on the land we rely so heavily on to produce our products. This second phase of solar is another investment in helping to protect what we love and enjoy about being where we are.”
This array will offer savings of around 15% and a payback period of only three and half years, saving over $600,000 in total and more importantly reducing CO2 emissions by 1895 tonnes over 20 years.
Solar rebate saves customers up to 37% upfront
Due to their size, both systems qualify for an STC rebate of around 30% under the SRES. The rebate is upfront and applicable to systems of 100kW and under. The future of the rebate is in question due to market and political factors, so contact Todae Solar as soon as possible to find out more information and lock in the best possible rebate price.
You can find out more about expected energy cost savings and project details by Todae Solar in the Wineries Portfolio. If you would like to benefit from a solar installation, enter details about your organisation here to receive a free solar quote.