A Healthier Energy Outlook
The expansion of Awabakal Medical Center’s office space came with the added worry of increasing operating costs. Go Solar Newcastle offered a peace-of-mind solution that has the medical center saving money for decades to come.
Enphase Seals the Deal
There was never a doubt that solar was the way to go, but with several inverter technologies to choose from a bigger question arose: traditional or microinverter? Go Solar Newcastle, a solar products provider, came to the table with an answer that had Awabakal Medical Center seeing Enphase orange.
Surrounding gum trees and the building’s flat roof challenged the success of a potential solar array, but Go Solar Newcastle presented the Enphase System as a way to minimise the impact of shading while giving the medical center the most for its money.
“Shading of the site made for a more complicated system design, with 50 percent of the roof impacted by gum trees,” said Lindsay Parker, Director of Go Solar Newcastle. “With Enphase Microinverters, we increased the system size and gained greater overall production, as opposed to a string inverter’s limited performance in shaded areas.”
A Healthy Peace of Mind
The Enphase System also gave Awabakal Medical Center confidence in its energy generation. Through Enlighten, Enphase’s monitoring platform, Go Solar Newcastle can monitor the system and remotely diagnose any performance or maintenance issues.
“Being able to send Awabakal Medical Center a monthly performance report gives our customers complete peace of mind knowing their system is running smoothly,” said Parker. “String inverters don’t let you know something is wrong until the electricity bill arrives. Enlighten sends an alert to notify any deviation in performance.”
Proven reliability, backed by an industry-leading warranty, provides Enphase users with the worry-free comfort that their systems are performing optimally.
But Awabakal Medical Center wasn’t the only one given greater peace of mind. Enphase technicians provided hands-on support during the installation process as well as over-the-phone assistance that made it easier for Go Solar Newcastle to do its job.
The Winning Technology
“Go Solar Newcastle exclusively promotes Enphase for its solar projects,” said Parker. “We continue to sell and install Enphase products despite its higher costs because the end value for our customers is amazing.”
The extra performance of the Enphase System during times of shade also leaves the end customer with greater overall value. Return on investment is higher than expected, meaning the system begins to pay for itself even sooner.
Hot late afternoons in Hamilton require Awabakal Medical Center to run its air-conditioning daily in the summer. With the Enphase System, the medical center can now generate its own energy while offsetting the building’s main electricity usage.