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PJ Bowers continues to invest in solar energy.


PJ Bowers has benefited from solar energy for over ten years but as our business continues to grow, critical inputs such as electricity consumption can directly affect our customers without them even knowing. As a manufacturer, power is critical to producing our high quality products so our Managing Director, Peter Bowers, took the decision to upgrade our solar system to an impressive 120kW.

Not only has solar power been a great way for our business to save money on energy bills, we are committed to reducing our carbon footprint. As a manufacturing facility on Australia’s Gold Coast, upgrading from a 27.5kW system to a 120kW system has offered PJ Bowers excellent benefits. These benefits include:

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  • Significant cost savings.

 Our 120kW solar system can generate over four times as much electricity as our old 27.5kW system and thanks for the benefit of technology, is much more efficient. This means that we can save a significant amount of money on our energy bills, especially in a sunny area like in our location in beautiful Burleigh Heads that has an average of over 300 sunny days per year. The benefit to our customers, at a minimum, is cost stability with cost reductions in most cases as we pass on these savings.

  • A smaller carbon footprint.

By generating more of our own electricity from solar power, we can reduce our reliance on fossil fuels and lower our carbon emissions. This is good for the environment and can help us meet our sustainability goals.

  • Increased energy security.

Solar power is a reliable source of energy that is not affected by fluctuations in the electricity grid. This provides us peace of mind knowing we have a backup source of power in case of a power outage, infrastructure issue or price surge.

  • Improved employee morale.

Our employees appreciate working in a sustainable environment that is committed to reducing its carbon footprint. This enhances a major focus for our business; continuously improving our organisational culture. In turn, initiatives like providing a sustainable environment increases productivity and reduces employee turnover.

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  • Increased capacity.

Like many growing SME manufacturers who have been on the same site for decades, we have struggled with electricity infrastructure keeping up with our growth and investment in new machinery. Previous electricity infrastructure solutions PJ Bowers has investigated to increase our power availability included installation of large transformers or generators at great cost with no benefit to the environment. The upgrade to our solar system has not only provided the increase electricity availability we need, it provides the added benefits listed above.

In addition to the environmental and financial benefits mentioned above, our solar upgrade will also help PJ Bowers to attract and retain our valued customers. We are well aware that more and more consumers are looking for businesses who are committed to sustainability, and a solar power system is a great way to demonstrate our commitment.