Case Study: Ambarvale Hotel

Blog | December 13th, 2023

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System size: 150kW
Annual output: 570MWh
CO2 reduction: 404 tonnes
Projected annual savings: $28,640
ROI: 2.8 years


About Ambarvale Hotel

An iconic meeting place in Sydney’s southwest, the Ambarvale Hotel offers the very best food, drinks and entertainment, for all ages and for any occasion.

With a delicious Bistro, leafy greenhouse, an outdoor garden space, an in-house brewery, sports bar and regular live entertainment, the Ambarvale Hotel has it all.


The Challenge

Ambarvale Hotel strategically chose to transition to solar energy for multiple reasons, with a focus on making a significant eco-friendly impact and substantially reducing reliance on traditional energy sources. This proactive shift is anticipated to yield substantial long-term cost savings.

Looking ahead, Ambarvale Hotel has strategic plans to reinvest these savings into enhancing customer experiences within their bistro and sports bar.

For Ambarvale Hotel, the adoption of solar power extends beyond carbon footprint reduction; it’s a purposeful initiative aligning their brand with principles of environmental responsibility and economic efficiency.


The Solution

Embarking on the journey to commercial solar efficiency is a strategic process tailored for optimal results. Ambarvale Hotel chose to collaborate with Solar Energy Enterprises, renowned for our successful track record in implementing large-scale solar systems.

This transformative process commenced with a comprehensive energy audit, delving into Ambarvale Hotel’s energy consumption nuances, pinpointing peak usage times, and identifying areas for enhancement.

Subsequently, a meticulously designed solar system was crafted to meet the unique needs of Ambarvale Hotel. This included strategic placement of solar panels, considering factors like sunlight exposure and available space.


The panels selected for the Ambarvale Hotel installation were the TSM-370DD08M.08 Trina 370 Watt 120 Cell HONEY Mono-PERC 35mm Black Frame Solar Panel

Ranked as one of the world’s most bankable solar manufacturers by Bloomberg New Energy Finance, Trina goes above testing requirements with over 200 in-house tests and a state-of-the-art research and development lab, delivering the highest quality product to customers.

The TSM-370DD08M.08 panels were chosen due to the following features:

  • Up to 380W front power and 20.7% module efficiency
  • Lower resistance of half-cut and good reflection effect of MBB ensure high power
  • Resistant to salt, acid and ammonia
  • Excellent IAM and low light performance
  • Better anti-shading performance and lower operating temperature


At Ambarvale Hotel, we installed the HUAWEI SUN2000-100kTL-M1 inverter. One of the most versatile smart string inverters on the market, the SUN2000-100kTL-M1 is ideal for commercial applications.

The Huawei SUN2000-100KTL-M1 inverter offers numerous advantages, including overvoltage protection, ten independent MPP trackers and a low noise level thanks to modern active cooling. The maximum efficiency reaches an astonishing 98.8 percent, ensuring a high yield during operation.


The Results

The results of installing solar at the Ambarvale Hotel have been both rapid and remarkable.

  1. Immediate Cost Savings: The implementation of solar energy systems led to immediate cost savings, with annual electricity cost reductions of $28,640.
  2. Impressive ROI: The return on investment (ROI) for the Ambarvale Hotel solar projects is just 2.8 years, providing a substantial return on their initial investment.
  3. Sustainable Energy: With a CO2 reduction of 404 tonnes, this is the equivalent of planting 6,840 trees or taking 114 cars off the road for an entire year.

Ambarvale Hotel’s strategic embrace of solar technology goes beyond a commitment to sustainability—it’s a proactive move that has led to substantial annual savings on electricity costs.

With solar energy now playing a significant role in meeting their power needs, the group is making remarkable strides toward achieving environmental goals. Simultaneously, Ambarvale Hotel is reaping the rewards of improved financial returns.

Interested in knowing how much your business could be saving with solar? Contact us today for a no obligation quote.


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