Hi Fresh Hydroponics: The Solar Power Payback Period



Why did Hi Fresh choose Solar?


When Hi Fresh Hydroponics started in 1997 in Virginia, South Australia, they did not know what was ahead of them. Dino Musolino built the business by growing hydroponic lettuce and since then, their products are predominantly sold in South Australia and Victoria.

Eventually, they made a decision to start using solar power in their operations to save more money, as they have 24-hour continuous pumping for the hydroponic arrangements. Fortunately, Generate Energy helped Hi Fresh Hydroponics to reach its goal.

Utilising solar power in the business has helped the company’s financials. Hi Fresh Hydroponics uses a lot more energy during the summer. Thanks to solar power, they are saving more money as they are getting more energy during the daylight hours.


The Outcomes of using Solar Power


Dino expressed they were happy with the quality of the installation of Solar panels. They monitored the installation process and compared it to their previous solar panels. There is no doubt that Generate Energy has provided a better quality of service.

After the installation, they were saving around $4,000 a month. Saving money isn’t their only goal. They also ensure that they are minimising their environmental footprint in their operations as well.


What was the commercial solar power payback period for an agricultural business in Adelaide?


The payback period is estimated to be in the fourth year. Dino strongly recommends using solar power because the upfront cost will be worth it after months and years of usage. Using solar power means you’re generating energy, which means you are saving money.

Dino is a very happy customer and is now looking at putting in some ground mounts that he can use on his broadacre.

If you are interested in installing solar on your Adelaide home or business, request a quote with Generate Energy or contact us today.

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