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The Cathedral College - Case Study

Rockhampton Boarding School goes Hybrid with Tesla Powerpack

The Cathedral College, Rockhampton

Solar PV Installation, Battery Storage + LED Lighting Upgrade

The Cathedral College (TCC) in Rockhampton made the move to Solar to manage the school’s peak time energy costs and environmental impact. Careful investigations into energy options mean that a larger Solar PV roll out across Catholic schools in the area is underway, and TCC are proud to lead the way!

This was the first Tesla Powerpack 1.5 Commercial Battery to be installed at an Australian school, so GEM Energy’s engineers had some extra work in optimizing the solar system and ensuring its peak performance.

Quick Facts

  • 85kWp of QCELLS QPLUS Solar PV panels with a 100kWh Tesla Powerpack 1.5 Commercial Battery.

  • Full LED Lighting upgrade.

  • System cost of $285,000 with a payback period of 6-7 years, cash-flow positive in the first quarter.

  • 50% total reduction in kWh consumption from the grid with an annual carbon offset of 40 tonnes .

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What our customers say about us

We are mechanical engineers and were very fussy about the installation. GEM Energy’s team proved to be very professional and the workmanship excellent.
Laureen Kirwan

Director, Down Under Property Investments

We have found the GEM Energy team to be very reliable and the work of a high standard.
Cameron Dean

Gin Gin & Dry

…it wasn’t until we met with GEM Energy Australia that we were confident we were dealing with a compay that had the expertise to get the job done.

Phil Sellwood

CEO, Bundaberg YMCA

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