Bundaberg Wholesale Palms


Bundaberg Wholesale Palms & Plants is a privately-owned retail and wholesale nursery supplying an extensive range around garden, design, and landscaping needs. The business is situated in Wongarra, just south-east of Bundaberg’s CBD.  Bundaberg Wholesale Palms is located on a large site with several sheds and display areas that house their extensive range of products. A 7.5 kW pump is used daily to water the nursery plants and crops.

On the Bundaberg Wholesale Palms’ main site we installed 36.5kW of solar PV over two different buildings. To take advantage of the morning and afternoon sun, the panels are facing North East and North West. Three years on, Bundaberg Wholesale Palms are going strong. Both their solar power and solar irrigation systems are providing the bulk of electricity needed to keep the business going strong. Their electricity bills have reduced by 70% from $5500 to $2000 per quarter. The payback period of 3.2 years means that the solar system is almost paid off, and the nursery’s cash flow position is about to improve dramatically. 

Project Details

Panels: 190 x Phono Solar Panels (45 ground-mounted, 145 roof mounted)

Inverter:  1 x ABB Trio 27.6kW 3-phase inverter, 1 x ABB Trio 20kW 3-phase inverter

ROI: 3.2 years, cash-flow positive from the first quater.

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