Epho Commercial Solar has recently completed a 100.35 kW Large-Scale Solar Power Station at a major logistics facility in Western Sydney for global transport giant DHL to contribute to enhanced business efficiencies and long-term corporate sustainability objectives. With about 480,000 employees in more than 220 countries, DHL’s focus on environmental protection includes a broad range of carbon efficiency measures at its buildings and facilities under its international GoGreen program.
The new solar system was installed in January 2017 at the Oakdale Industrial Estate in Eastern Creek, NSW. The estate is managed by Goodman, the largest listed industrial property group in Australia and one of the largest listed specialist fund managers of industrial property and business space globally. This solar system complements a number of measures on-site that deliver on Goodman’s commitment to sustainable design principles and industry best practice.
Australia has a large-scale renewable energy generation target of 33,000GWh in 2020, around 23.5% of Australia’s total electricity generation. Renewable energy power stations wishing to contribute to this target must be accredited by the Clean Energy Regulator (CER). There are just over 500 accredited large-scale renewable energy power stations in Australia with only around 40 new accreditations each year.
Epho managed the accreditation process for the Large-Scale Solar Power Station with the CER and will be looking after ongoing compliance reporting as part of its operations and maintenance agreement with DHL and Goodman.