Terminator Fishing

Case Study


Terminator Fishing is a leading seafood wholesaler in the North of Queensland specialising in fresh Barracuda, Trevally. Flathead and Mangrove Jack. As a commercial operation Terminator recognises the need to maintain its catch in state of the art refrigeration storage. Refrigeration is the key to Terminator Fishing’s business model, each catch must be kept fresh and cold storage is central to its seafood quality.
Most of Terminator Fishing’s product is marketed to domestic wholesalers and supermarket chains as whole fish or fillets, but export markets are becoming more important. As with other aquaculture industries, economies of scale are important in reducing production costs. Terminator Fishing is a leading industry player and recognises the importance of keeping its power costs in order they did not hesitate in contacting Solar Link Australia to keep their energy costs down. Electricity thus makes up a significant cost in the business and continues to increase as a % of overall business costs.

Given the ever increasing cost of power, Terminator Fishing called on Solar Link Australia’s expertise to provide a power saving Solar Power Solution. Terminator Fishing elected to install 60 x 250W Solar PV Modules (15Kw PV System) and 1X 15000STP SIMA Inverter (Made in Germany). The panels have a positive tolerance providing reliable output and a guaranteed tolerance of +3%. They also have high module efficiency of up to 15.22%. Moreover, they are certified to withstand 2400 Pa of wind and snow loads of up to 5400P as well as withstand a direct hail hit due to its tempered glass cover that is tested to TUV Standards (25mm diameter ice ball at 23.0m/s), keeping users worry-free at times of harsh weather.

SMA inverters are known as the undisputed leading brand in the industry. SMA Inverters which are German made are made to precision. They are robust in their build & offer unmatched after Sales Technical Support. Furthermore, with inbuilt Bluetooth functionality. Terminator Fishing’s commercial solar installation can be monitored via phone, tablet or laptop from anywhere in the world with a simple login.

Solar Link Australia is proud to supply & install the industry’s leading brands to one of Australia’s leading seafood wholesalers. Terminator Fishing will not only save save money by using solar but is also leading the way in its social and corporate responsibility to reduce its own carbon footprint.

  • System Size 15kW
  • System Specs 1 x Sunny Tri-Power 1500OTL SMA 3 Phase Inverter, 60 x 250W Solar Panels
  • Location 204 Harbour Road, Mourilyan Queensland 4858
  • Annual Prod. In Excess of 24 Megawatts
  • C02 Emissions Savings 28 Tonnes / year
  • ROI 3 Years