The Four Pillars Gin story began in 2013 when the founders embarked on a mission to create a great, modern Australian gin. 5 different gins, multiple gold medals at international spirits competitions and the opening of a purpose-built permanent distillery later, Four Pillars pride themselves on being part of a new wave of producers in the Yarra Valley. Four Pillars were interested in generating their own, clean energy and powering their Healesville distillery with solar.
Cherry Energy Solutions installed a 65.88 kW solar system, made up of Q-CELLS 305W panels and Fronius inverters. The system is now generating 88,856 kWh of energy per annum, equivalent to savings of 97,742 kg CO2 and $12,879.
Aesthetics are important to Four Pillars and they were conscious of the impact installing solar panels may have on their carefully designed premises. To combat concerns, Cherry selected black framed solar panels, to compliment the aesthetics of the site.
The project was funded under an Environmental Upgrade Agreement (EUA), giving Four Pillars access to long term finance on attractive terms.
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