Dan Murphy’s in Coffs Harbour gets solar

Dan Murphy’s Coffs Harbour store manager Scott Murrel.

 

THE Coffs Harbour Dan Murphy’s store is no longer just green by its trademark signature colour – it has now been fitted out with solar panels to reduce the store’s environmental footprint and cut energy costs.

“We are making our stores more sustainable, and energy use is a big part of our efforts.

“Approximately 15 percent of our stores across the country are now switched to solar,” said Dan Murphy’s National Renewal Operations Manager Tyson Holbery.

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The roof of the Coffs Harbour store has been powered with a solar system with 138 panels, which will not only reduce energy use but cut energy costs.

“The system is estimated to generate enough solar energy to offset more than 20 percent of the store’s annual power consumption and save approximately 58 tonnes of CO2 emissions annually,” Holbery explained.

So far the solar powered Dan Murphy’s stores across the country have generated more than 3,350 MWh electricity which is the equivalent of the average electricity use of almost 600 households, with more stores being rolled out.

Dan Murphy’s Coffs Harbour store manager Scott Murrell said the team was excited about the switch to solar.

“We get a lot of lovely sunshine here in Coffs Harbour, so it’s great to see it will be going to good use and will be directly powering the store.

“The whole team feels proud to be part of a company that is doing the right thing for the environment,” Mr Murrell said.

“Organic and sustainable wines are really popular among our customers, so I know the locals will be thrilled to hear that our store is now green too,” he added.

 

Dan Murphy’s is attempting to reduce its environmental footprint

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