Case Studies

LG Develops Cutting Edge Solar Solution

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  • Foodbank NSW & ACT
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  • Location : Foodbank NSW & ACT
Foodbank NSW & ACT
LG Electronics Australia (LG) was instrumental in developing a cutting edge solar solution for charitable organisation, Foodbank NSW & ACT Limited (FBNA). Completed at the end of 2015, this project is currently the largest solar installation on a commercial building in NSW.
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    Foodbank is a non-denominational, non-profit federated organisation which acts as a pantry to the charities and community groups who feed the hungry. They operate with approximately 90 employees and over 3,000 volunteers with FBNA having 22 staff and more than 100 volunteers per week.
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    The challenge of the project was to help cut the company’s running costs and to increase the sustainability of their organisation. FBNA have extensive large capacity (700 Pallets) chiller rooms and freezers and the costs associated with running these was something they were keen to reduce.
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    With this in mind, the client required a 250kW system on a tight roof. LG instead recommended the 315kW LG NeON 2 Solar Module panels. Although FBNA operates from a large purpose-built warehouse, future plans for a battery storage system meant that roof space for the panels was limited. The LG NeON 2 panels have a high efficiency output per m2, which made them the ideal option to help offset a substantial proportion of the organisation’s energy consumption.
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    FBNA now have an alternative energy source to assist with running costs of their operation and the benefits have been numerous. The solar panels are helping to generate up to 90 per cent of the electricity required for the day, which reduces electricity costs significantly.

    LG employees regularly volunteer with FBNA as part of the company’s volunteer programme.
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