Bucher Municipal is a leading manufacturer of municipal vehicles. Its range encompasses sweepers, sewer cleaning equipment, as well as winter maintenance, and vehicles for refuse collection.
Bucher Municipal develops and produces machinery and systems which combine long service life with high energy efficiency: all part of its commitment to responsible use of natural resources.
In line with its environmental policies, the directors were keen to neutralise the carbon impact of the business’ day time electricity, with a solar power station to be installed at the Mulgrave headquarters.
How we helped
Being a large user of power, they chose to team up with Choice Energy to provide a turnkey 200kW solar system made up of over 700 individual solar panels.
Like many manufacturers, they had seen the business’ electricity prices soar in the wake of the Hazelwood shutdown, which made the economics of the solar solution far more attractive, while also limiting the business’ exposure to volatile grid prices.
The system is anticipated to save the business over $45,000 per year which means the entire solution will be cashflow positive from day one.
Choice Energy installed a turnkey 200kW solar system with tier one components
The solar system is expected to save the business over $45,000 per year
By installing solar, the business offsets the equivalent CO2 of 5,000 new trees planted.