AJ Service Centre on Sydney Road in Coburg is now powering its workshop with clean electricity from the sun.
Proprietor, Alf De Bono, decided to get 40 solar panels (10 kW) installed on the roof of the workshop to save money on electricity bills.
AJ Service Centre is a family-owned business that has been providing car servicing and automotive repairs for over 12 years.
“I was getting the roof re-done and I thought there was no better time to get solar panels”, says Alf. “At the same time, I also replaced all the old fluorescent tubes in the workshop with more efficient lights”.
Since installing the solar panels and replacing the lights, AJ Service Centre is saving around $1,200 each year on electricity bills. The business is also protecting itself against future increases in electricity costs and reducing greenhouse gas emissions from its operation.