The Berry Farm
30KW Rosa Glen Valley, WA
Located in the Rosa Glen valley in the Margaret River region, The Berry Farm is a gourmet food and wine manufacturer and tourist destination that have been successfully producing their range of products since 1986.
The Berry Farm General Manager, Michael Skivinis engaged WAAE to perform a detailed Electricity Assessment and Site Assessment to determine how they could substantially reduce the energy consumption costs for their business. The Berry Farm wanted to both reduce its electricity consumption and try to reduce its tariff peak price per unit from its retailer.
Upon completion of these assessments WA Alternative Energy then produced a viability report outlining the best solution for their needs, projected savings to their electricity costs, as well as available ownership and lease options. We agreed that a 30kw solar energy system was the most suitable for the site which meant the site would export a minimal amount of electricity on to the grid over a year.
Results – First Year Review
The Berry Farm has reduced its consumption from the grid by 28%. Also 12 months after the installation we were able to renegotiate the electricity tariff on behalf of the Berry Farm and reduce their peak tariff price by 25% and their off peak price by 20%. This is great outcome for the business as not only have they reduced their electricity but their costs have now reduced by 40%.
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.