The Berry Farm
30KW Rosa Glen Valley, WA
Roof Mount, Grid Connected, Remotely Monitored
Located in Steven’s Valley in the Margaret River Wine Region, Voyager Estate Winery is surrounded by manicured gardens, is home to a state of the art wine room, restaurant and houses Australia’s biggest underground barrel cellar.
Voyage Estate was settled here because it had the ideal characteristics to create wines that are at home amongst the world’s best. Its geology is the oldest in Australia and the gravel soils, microclimate, aspect and consistent maritime influence make up the foundations of the distinctive Voyager Estate style.
Every feature of the Estate is designed to give you an inspirational experience. The perfect combination of food, wine and the warmth of family and friends is what a visit to Voyager Estate is about.
Voyager Estate engaged WA Alternative Energy to perform a detailed Energy Assessment to determine how substantially they could reduce their energy consumption costs for their business. Upon completion of the Energy Assessment, WAAE produced a site specific Viability Report outlining the best solution for their needs, accurate analysis of current energy usage, site and infrastructure evaluation and projected savings. As Voyager Estate wanted to both reduce its electricity consumption and try to reduce its ongoing increasing costs from its retailer it was determined that a 100 kW solar energy system was the optimum solution for the site.
The 100kW solar energy system was built on the winery buildings. The buildings face east/west and WAAE recommended a bold move of facing the modules north using a tilt frame. This resulted in an increase in production of the solar energy system by 20%. The site has now reduced its electricity consumption by 15% in total.
Results – First Year Review
After one year of production the results speak for themselves: Voyager Estate have reduced their electricity consumption from the grid by 31% and reduced their electricity costs by 41%.
May I say that the professionalism and expertise of your company are second to none. The assistance we received was excellent in regards to the Government rebate achieved for the system and your assistance in the milestone reporting is much appreciated. You are a company who stands by their word and your presence on site was timely and always compliant with all occupational health and safety standards. What you achieved in the tight time frame was amazing. I have provided many potential customers with your details as I believe you will provide them with the same outstanding and professional equipment and service you provided for us here at the Berry Farm. I wish all of you the very best for the future and have no doubt that you will experience much business success as I have rarely come across a company with such high levels of service and professionalism. Once again thank you from all of us here at the Berry Farm.