“The key thing for us was finding a supplier we were confident had the expertise and technical skills to design and install a system that would meet our needs”, said Paul. “We were attracted to the idea of being part of MASH because of the community aspect and the focus on CO2 emissions reduction. But what got us over the line was that Tony Smith at MASH’s supplier, Sunergy, really impressed us. He has the qualifications and experience in off-grid systems that we needed.”
The new system on the shed comprises of twenty JA Solar 260 watt panels on tilt frames positioned in an east/west split array on the shed and an Aussie line-up of powerful battery technology inside which provides up to 3 days of autonomous power for the house in case of cloudy weather.
“Payback wasn’t even a factor in our deliberations”, said Paul. “That’s because mains power connection would have costed us at least $40,000 and this system was cheaper than that.”
MASH is a project of the Central Victorian Greenhouse Alliance, a not-for-profit based in Castlemaine, Central Victoria.
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