The Salvation Army

Case Study


The Salvation Army is a global charity that brings salvation to the poor, destitute and hungry by meeting both their “physical and spiritual needs”. It is present in 126 countries, running charity shops, operating shelters for the homeless, and providing disaster relief and humanitarian aid to developing countries. The Salvation Army decided to contract Solar Link Australia to install a 20kW commercial solar system, which would directly cut their running costs.

Given the ever increasing cost of power, the Salvation Army called on Solar Link Australia’s expertise to provide a power saving Solar Power Solution. The Salvation Army elected to install 80 x 250W Solar PV Panels (20kW PV System) Power-One (ABB) Inverters (Made in Italy). 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.

Power-One ABB inverters are known as one of the leading brands in the industry. ABB Inverters which are Italian made are made to precision. They are robust in their build & offer unmatched after Sales Technical Support. Furthermore, with inbuilt Communications functionality, The Salvation Army’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 charities. The Salvation Army will not only 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 20kW
  • System Specs Power-One ABB 12kW & Power-One 8 kW - 3 Phase Inverters, 80 x 250W Solar Panels
  • Location 211 Watton Street, Werribee Victoria 3030
  • Annual Prod. In Excess of 26 Megawatts
  • C02 Emissions Savings 30 Tonnes / year
  • ROI 3 Years