Case Study: The Warwick

Blog | November 29th, 2023

Quick Look:

System size: 282kW
Annual output: 1072MWh
CO2 reduction: 760 tonnes
Projected annual savings: $56,430
ROI: 2.7 years


About The Warwick: 

Established in 2015, The Warwick is Southwest Sydney’s ultimate entertainment destination. With 10 sports screens, 3 bars (including an oversized 360 degrees bar), wrap around balcony overlooking parklands and a sun-drenched beer garden, The Warwick is a popular spot year-round.


The Challenge

The decision by The Warwick to transition to solar energy stemmed from multiple motivations, including a commitment to environmental responsibility and a strategic effort to lessen reliance on traditional energy sources. This shift is anticipated to yield considerable cost savings for the tavern in the long term.

Looking ahead, The Warwick plans to reinvest these savings into elevating customer experiences within the restaurant, sports bar, and beer garden, enriching the overall patron experience.

For The Warwick the move towards solar energy transcends mere carbon footprint reduction; it’s a deliberate alignment of their brand with principles of environmental stewardship and economic efficiency.


The Solution

Going solar on a commercial scale involves a meticulous process to ensure efficiency and effectiveness. The Warwick engaged Solar Energy Enterprises thanks to our proven track record of installing large scale solar systems.

As a first step, we completed a comprehensive energy audit where we assessed The Warwick energy consumption patterns, identified peak usage times, and evaluated potential areas for optimisation.

Once completed, we then designed a solar system tailored to meet The Warwick’sspecific needs, includes selecting the optimal locations for solar panels, considering factors like sunlight exposure and available space.


The panels selected for the Kings Park Tavern installation were the MSquare Energy MSEA-60M10-430W-460W panels. Proudly Australian made, Msquare’s Australian production facility is located in Girraween in Western Sydney and has a production capacity of 300MW per year, with plans to establish a 500MW facility in Bathurst.

The MSEA-60M10-430W-460W panels were chosen due to the following features:

  • Designed for high temperature operation
  • Easy module replacement for maintenance or repair
  • Stringent quality control and traceability through a QMS system
  • Manufactured in a state-of-the-art fully automatic facility
  • Performs well in low light conditions


At Kings Park Tavern, we installed the Sungrow SG110CX inverter. A 110kW three phase string inverter. As the worlds second largest manufacturer of industrial and utility inverters, Sungrow offer a wide range of string inverters and central inverters designed for larger MW scale installations.

The Sungrow SG110CX inverter was chosen due to the following features:

  • Exceptionally high yield of up to 9 MPPTs with max. efficiency 98.7%
  • Cable free communication with optional WLAN
  • Touch free commissioning and remote firmware upgrade
  • Fuse free design with smart string current monitoring
  • IP66 and C5 anti-corrosion grade

The Results

The results of installing solar at The Warwick have been both immediate and nothing short of incredible.

  1. Immediate Cost Savings: The implementation of solar energy systems led to immediate cost savings, with annual electricity cost reductions of $56,430.
  2. Impressive ROI: The return on investment (ROI) for The Warwick solar projects is just 2.7 years, providing a substantial return on their initial investment.
  3. Sustainable Energy: With a CO2 reduction of 760 tonnes, this is the equivalent of planting 12,800 trees or taking 215 cars off the road for an entire year.

The Warwick’s strategic choice to adopt solar technology goes beyond mere sustainability – it stands as a testament to their unwavering commitment to environmental responsibility. This decision has translated into substantial annual savings on electricity costs, reinforcing their dedication to both green initiatives and fiscal prudence.

With solar energy playing a pivotal role in meeting a substantial portion of their power requirements, The Warwick is steadily advancing towards its environmental objectives while concurrently 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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