Impact International officially opened their solar farm on the 1st June 2018 at their manufacturing site in Smithfield, NSW. The Hon Chris Bowen MP, the current Shadow Treasurer of Australia, and the Hon Dr Hugh McDermott MP cut the ribbon on this unique installation in front of customers, suppliers and staff.
The original installation was a 290kW system, utilising 1,000 solar panels, with the grounded mounted component manufactured in Australia using 5B ground mounts.
Three years after the opening (which was covered by Channel 7 news), Impact upgraded the system size to 400kW in June 2021, as part of our ongoing sustainability journey and commitment to sustainable manufacturing.
As a site, we generate 547 MWh of energy each year. That’s 1,498kWh a day generated on site. Our solar farm will eliminate at least 410 tonnes of CO2 emissions per year, which would otherwise be the work of 475 acres of trees.
Our solar farm represents another investment by Impact, helping us to supply the market with high-quality tubes manufactured using the smallest carbon footprint possible. When our solar farm is combined with our sustainable forest initiative, Impact customers can use some of the most sustainable tubes available.