26 Aug 2021

Cherry Energy Solutions


Warehouse Powering Solutions

Solar Power for Warehouse

Various options for powering a warehouse or industrial site

As the world’s population continues to grow, so will the demand for clean, renewable energy. For warehouses, large businesses and factories, it is important, now more than ever, to explore renewable energy as a more sustainable way to power sites and protect the environment. Renewable energy can help to save on the cost of powering energy demanding, large-scale sites.

Traditionally, industries that required large amounts of power have sourced their energy from the grid. Fossil fuels have increasingly become an unfavourable option for powering businesses due to the negative impact this has on the environment.

Renewable energy is generated from sustainable sources, such as the sun or wind, and they often produce energy with low to zero carbon emissions. The four most popular sources of renewable energy are solar, wind, geothermal and biomass.

Solar energy

One of the earth’s biggest power sources is the sun. The amount of solar energy that makes contact with the earth’s surface in a single hour is equivalent to the world’s yearly energy requirement. Corporations, warehouses and industrial and manufacturing companies in Australia are lucky enough to have the ideal climate conditions to rely on solar energy.

Wind energy

Wind is regarded as a ‘clean’ energy source that harnesses electricity from large wind powered turbines that activate electrical generators and power electricity into the national grid. While wind farms are an abundant source, there are locations and properties that aren’t suitable to rely on this form of power.

Geothermal energy

This energy source operates by harnessing natural heat from below the earth’s surface. It has commonly been used to heat homes directly or to generate electricity. Geothermal energy may be an option that is readily available, particularly for heating, but it tends to be less common in Australia as opposed to countries such as Iceland.

Biomass energy

Biomass energy is a process that involves converting soil and plant materials into electricity. It can be argued that this is not exactly the most environmentally friendly approach to renewable energy generation, but the process of biomass conversion has gone through many innovations to become cleaner and more energy-efficient through using agricultural, industrial and domestic waste.

Various industries and their requirements

Industries of all types benefit from making the switch to renewable sources of energy. Not only will businesses reduce the amount of electricity they purchase from the grid, the renewable sources of energy are better for the environment and are a great selling point for your business as consumers are increasingly supportive of environmentally conscious businesses.
Here are just some of the industries that benefit from solar power:


Manufacturing facilities are typically in large buildings with a vast amount of roof space that is suitable for commercial solar installation. These facilities usually have high electricity bills year on year from lighting, air conditioning and computers as well as the powering of production line machines and other equipment.

Switching to commercial solar energy systems can save manufacturers thousands of dollars* each year and provide protection against energy price hikes.


Much like manufacturing facilities, food production farms utilise a lot of electricity and also have large enough roof spaces that can accommodate the installation of commercial size solar systems. Looking at the typical chicken or dairy farm, these facilities require a consistent power supply to maintain a certain level of temperature and ventilation with the help of industrial sized electrical fans.

Commercial photovoltaic systems can help agricultural facilities increase productivity and reduce energy costs while maintaining crop production. Coupled with large scale batteries, your farm can be more energy independent and rely less on the grid. With an agricultural grant available for Victorian farms, there has never been a better time to investigate the benefits of solar.

Product Recommendations

Here at Cherry Energy Solutions we believe in only stocking the best solar panels in the industry so you can be assured that your facilities will be powered in the most eco-friendly and cost effective way.

Risen Energy is a global solar brand that established an Australian presence in 2008 for supplying energy storage systems and solar panels to the residential and commercial market. In recent years, Risen’s presence in Australia has expanded, making them one of the top five panel suppliers. As Risen is serious about green energy, they are known as not only a product brand within the sector, but also a research and development investor for large commercial and utility-scale projects.

With over 30 years in the solar panel industry, SunPower has become a world leader renowned for their cutting approach to sustainability. SunPower has a vast product portfolio with an impressive range of power and efficiency solutions. Every panel is designed for optimal performance and maximum savings, and with SunPower’s 35 years of solar expertise and market leading warranties, you can have peace of mind that your panels will have long-term reliability for years to come.

QCELLS undergo extensive internal and external testing of products and production and are renowned for their leading performance in a variety of climate conditions such as lowlight and high temperatures. Hanwha QCELLS is one of the largest PV manufacturers in the world and is one of the top 10 companies in South Korea.

QCELLS also has one of the most impressive research and development facilities in the world, employing over 300 engineers at their Technology & Innovation Headquarters in Germany.

*This is dependent on the system size and base energy consumption of dollars in electricity costs

Key factors that make solar desirable for an industrial setup

As Australia has the highest level of solar radiation per square metre compared to any other continent in the world, it makes it the ideal climate for commercial solar power. Your facilities can receive an abundant power supply without interruptions all with the major benefit of reduced operational costs. 

Commercial solar installation is easy on manufacturing premises as you will most likely already have sufficient roof space to accommodate the scale of panels you need to maximise energy production. Commercial solar arrays are expected to last up to 25-years and beyond if they receive proper maintenance.

As it is in the interest of the environment to use solar power, the Australian government offers incentives to switch to commercial solar PV systems. These incentives include grants that can help subsidise the cost of commercial solar installation.

At Cherry Energy Solutions we can perform solar panel installations ranging from a 30kW system to systems of 500kW and above. For a consultation about your solar panel needs simply call 1300 570 886 or click here to find out more about how you can cut your electricity costs.