Lencrow Use Solar Power to Charge Forklifts

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Lencrow Materials Handling has installed a 30kW solar panel system at its NSW workshop.

Lencrow Use Solar Power to Charge Forklifts
The roof of Lencrow's workshop in New South Wales

The privately owned forklift supplier is now using solar power to charge its battery-powered forklifts prior to delivery, whilst still having the capacity to run the workshop and offices during daytime hours.

Ross Grassick, the Managing Director of Lencrow, says that the company explored ways to reduce their carbon footprint. The company wanted to expand its range of electric powered forklifts and vehicles, and so reducing power consumption was ruled out as an option.

Finally it was decided that having Lencrow produce its own electricity was the way to go. The solar power installation is said to be almost invisible, as well as reasonably priced.

120 solar panels were installed, as well as two 15kW inverters. The system, which was supplied by Energo, is expected to provide a 20-year Carbon Abatement of 818 tonnes.

Lencrow have said that they are satisfied with the outcome of the installation, and plans to install similar systems at other Lencrow sites.

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