Recently Class A Energy Solutions designed and installed Adelaide’s largest privately owned rooftop solar installation at Adelaide Hills Toyota in Mt Barker. Gilbert Motors, which owns the Toyota franchise, decided to invest in the technology in an effort to both save money and make a positive impact on the environment.
The 80KW system will produce an average of 320kw of power a day, which will cover about 60% of the business’s energy use. saving the business about $1000 a week.
Sustainable technology is an important factor for Toyota, “It’s just a matter of being a good corporate citizen and doing the right thing for the environment of future generations,” Mr Gilbert said.
Mr Gilbert said he viewed the project as a “ fantastic benefit” to the business stating “We’re a fifth-generation family business and it’s one of the most significant investments we’ve made in that period.”