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Stella Bella Wines

85KW Margaret River, WA

Roof Mount, Grid Connected, Remotely Monitored

Stella Bella is a small boutique wine producer located in the Margaret River region in the beautiful south west of Western Australia. The owners chose the Margaret River region because they believe it is capable of producing wines to rival those anywhere the world. Their approach has always challenged convention, and the team have pioneered several innovative wines that have been first to market. Stella Bella are a modern, creative wine company with a passion for excellence and a no-compromise approach to wine quality.

Project Details

WAAE performed an in depth Energy Assessment for Stella Bella at their request. This enable us to provide Stella Bella with a site specific Viability Report outlining how they could reduce the energy consumption costs for their business. It was recommended that an 85 kW solar energy system was the best solution for the site as Stella Bella wanted to both reduce its electricity consumption and try to reduce its ongoing increasing costs from its retailer.

Solution

The 85kW solar energy system was built on the winery building in Karridale, WA. The system will reduce the electricity consumption from the grid by 40% and reduce their electricity costs by 38%. This will also give Stella Bella leverage in determining their peak power price in the future.