Enough energy to power 33 average sized homes

GOING GREEN: The owners of the Shell service station in Euroa have installed nearly 400 solar panels on the roof of the building. PHOTOS: Anthony Chisholm

SOME 368 solar panels have been installed on the roof of the Shell Service Station on the Hume Freeway north of Euroa.

The huge system is capable of producing 100kW of electricity, making it the largest in the Shire of Strathbogie, eclipsing Burton’s IGA’s 90kW panels.

“These are tier one graded panels, and there are enough of them up there to power over 33 average homes at any one time,” Bryn Foletta from panel installers Solargain said.

“There is a lot of power that goes into running a service station, but we are confident, especially during the warmer months, that the panels will be able to provide enough power to supply the vast majority of the building.”

Michael Roth from the Mircorp Property Group is the owner of the service station.

Mr Roth is hopeful the system will help eliminate much of the building’s nearly $60,000 per year electricity bill, and as further investments are made in improving the energy efficiency of the facility, may even begin to return energy to the grid.

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