In 2020 Buderim Bowls Club decided to investigate solar power. The club has many activities during the day, using the kitchen, interior lighting and electrical equipment. They approached SolarWide to advise about the possibility of a solar power system.
The club management soon realised that solar was going to be a very good way of saving the bowls club a lot of money on their high, and ever increasing electricity bills.
Due to the nature of the club, they had access to grants from the Community Benefit Fund that enabled them to get solar without spending their own money. See more about Buderim bowls club here buderimbowls.com.au
The Buderim Bowls club opened over 50 years ago back in 1965 and has grown from strength to strength. They plan on staying in the community for many, many years to come and providing cost effective friendly family feasts and entertainment.
Solar power has a lot of benefits and the industry is still relatively new and unregulated. This unfortunately has got plenty of rogue operators doing poor work and selling cheap gear, but making it look decent. It was important for the club, given their long term plans, to have a quality system provided by a quality installer all backed by solid warranties so that they can have that peace of mind for the future.
With this need for quality they chose to install LG NeON 2 solar panels which come with a 25 year product and performance warranty. They combined this with the tried and tested German made SMA Sunny Tripower 25kW 3 phase inverter which comes with an extra 5 year warranty as SolarWide are one of SMA’s trusted SMA Power-Up partners.
It was then of course all carefully designed and installed by SolarWide’s inhouse installation team.
The roof itself had a few challenges with shade from big flood light towers on each corner and air conditioning mounted on the roof. With some careful planning, and appropriate location of panels, SolarWide were able to overcome these issues to ensure maximum performance.
We also added a custom made inverter cage made by the team at Suncoast Sheet Metal in Warana (www.suncoastsheetmetal.com.au/web/) and had some stickers made for the front by the team at Saber Signs also in Warana (www.sabersigns.com) to ensure a safe install for members of the public.
The club at completion certainly were happy and this was a great job all round from the team at SolarWide!
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