Garden Centre Solar panels now fully installed at SOLAS Portarlington. 80% of our Garden Centre’s energy needs are now provided through solar power.
This is just one way we are making changes to reduce our energy costs and our reduce harm to the environment
Installation of solar panels – Phase 1
Phase one of our solar project is now complete & we are happy to say that 20% of our current power usage is now powered through clean energy How to have achieved 20% Solar Power acquisition Our €40,000 investment for the supply & install of 3 * 11KW solar arrays covering the tops of 2 x 40ft shipping containers with an additional block of panels positioned on the roof of our 22,00Sq Ft warehouse This phase was completed early 2022 Pay back period is expected to be 6 years
Installation of solar panels – Phase 2
In October 2022 we completed phase 2 with an additional 115,000€ investment to supply & install 4 * 39KW solar Arrays
These additional panels cover the entire roof surface area of our remaining 40ft containers