The Project

The Best Western Goulburn

Best Western Goulburn is an eco-friendly hotel located in the Goulburn CBD. The Business has been faced with energy price rises of over 40% and has seen monthly expenditure rise to $7,800. The Hotel owners have acted quickly to install a quality 60kWp solar PV system which saves over $15,000 pa.

Solution — Solar power

By installing a Solar PV system, Best Western has been able to fix its daytime cost of electricity, to an effective rate of just $0.06/kWh, fixed for 25 years. Their system is generating 215.5kWh/day on average, saving money and greatly enhancing their Carbon Footprint.

As an engineering based company, Energus uses science & data coupled with industry leading modelling tools to help businesses understand the benefits of investing in solar energy. With over 70 years of combined experience within the solar industry, Energus has the experience to design solar systems that strike the balance between price, performance and reliability — thereby maximising the Return on Investment (ROI) of each system installed.

Best Western’s BUSINESS CASE

  • Fix day time electricity cost at $0.06/kWh for the next 25 years
  • 3.8 year payback
  • Annual savings ~$15,122
  • Return on Investment (ROI) in Year 1 ~ 26.6 %

60.00 kWp Solar System


Goulburn, NSW

Date Completed

Nov 2016

System Capacity

60.00 kWp

Solar Panel

JA Solar 250W



Energy Saving

88,900 kWh per annum

Business Case

Effective cost of electricity @ $0.06/kWh

Within one month the solar system was fully installed and operating. The installers worked in with our business operations and with a minimal amount of fuss. As our business grows and the need for more solar becomes apparent I will have no hesitation to again contact Energus Ltd.