ATL Automotive goes for energy efficiency

Sunday, February 16, 2014

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ATL Automotive has invested in a state-of-the-art solar system that is providing 30 per cent of the power consumption of its Audi terminal and Volkswagen showroom at the Oxford Road store.

The 58.8kw on-grid system was designed by ATL and Panasonic engineers who skilfully worked with space restrictions on the roof.

"We have used 250 watt Panasonic STD Power Solar Panels which are the leaders in sunlight conversion efficiency," ATL Automotive said in a news release last Wednesday. "By reducing reflection and scattering incoming light it improves generated electricity levels in the morning and evening time. The panels are A Class with a 25-year power output and 10-year product workmanship warranty."

The system, ATL Auto said, will realise a payback within four years with an estimated annual photovoltaic (PV) production of 98,930 kWh per year.

The company emphasised that all ATL Panasonic systems use the highest quality components, including SMA Inverters, which is the ideal and flexible solution for commercial PV systems, along with SolarMount racking systems, which are certified by professional engineers and covered by a 10-year warranty.

"Currently, we have plans to make more of our ATL outlets more energy efficient through solar," the company added.

Combined, Panasonic and ATL have more than 135 years of experience. ATL has a team of Panasonic-trained engineers, PV installers and certified roofing professionals who together custom-design each system for maximum efficiency for each client.

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