What they needed
Local Melbourne company Model Med produce birth simulators for world wide distribution, which allow medical professionals to practice a range of Obstetrics and Gynaecology situations such as breech birth, shoulder dystocia, cephalic birth, instrumental delivery, post-partum haemorrhage, manual removal of placenta, fetal and cervical assessment, speculum and bi-manual examination, to name just a few.
Model Med’s consumption load profile aligned perfectly with solar production as the business runs during daylight hours with minimum electricity consumption during the nighttime.
As Mike Logan, Managing Director said:
‘ We've been in business for nearly 20 years. We export to nearly every country in the world. Solar was a natural choice for us. People in buildings similar to us in this area said to us it was the biggest no-brainer they'd ever had as a business decision'.
To take advantage of the space and energy production, Greenwood designed the system to be North facing on tilt Clenergy Racking to take advantage of the sun year round.
Greenwood paid close attention to the sites energy production year round, and catered a system which would reduce reliance on the grid significantly.
A 25.16kW PV system was designed and installed by Greenwood in 3 days utilizing:
Canadian Solar 370W Panels
Sungrow 20kVA inverter with monitoring
"Our experience with Greenwood was that it was very simple, there was easy communication, an onsite meeting, everything went smoothly. I was really happy with it. Greenwood came with great references and our electrician recommended them. This was good enough for me"
Energy bills on site have reduced significantly and Model Med continue to ramp up business as the year progresses.
Mike Logan says`We use all sorts of equipment from high-tech to low-tech and we're doing everything we can to continually conserve power, get our electricity bills down and reduce our emissions. I think we're about 95 %self-sufficient on average but most days’
Something they’ve been able to tell their distributors and customers is that the products are produced by renewable power and this has been well received.
‘Model Med exports 90 % of the product of what we produce and have distributors all over the world and it's something they like to hear and we're proud that we can tell them that’