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Solar Showroom Sets New Benchmarks

Solar Showroom Sets New Benchmarks

MEDIA RELEASE
27 March 2009
Solar Showroom Sets New Benchmarks

A new solar showroom for Solar Power Specialists will open the doors and light up at the grand opening on Wednesday 15th April. The new showroom will not only provide a host of information for anyone looking to reduce their ecological footprint and save money through the installation of solar panels, solar hot water or energy efficiency measures but it is also setting a new benchmark for sustainable business practices.

In what is very likely to be a first for the Sunshine Coast, Solar Power Specialists have refitted part of their existing premises as a showroom. Fully insulated, powered by 3kWs of solar panels on the roof, utilising natural light assisted by 100% energy efficient lighting, insulation and cross flow ventilation ensure an extremely low energy footprint. The business also recycles nearly 100% of their packaging to a locally and has a water tank plumbed to water the garden and wash the vehicles.

With over 20 years of service to the Sunshine Coast, owner Jock Howard says, "The solar industry has matured to such an extent that a retail showroom is a necessity. Residents of the Sunshine Coast are very supportive of renewable technologies and are really interested in how they can save money and even make money utilising solar technologies. As an example, our building is fitted with a 3 kilowatt grid connected solar system selling power back to the grid at a premium rate under the Queensland Solar Bonus Scheme. We've also designed the array to enable expansion to a ten kilowatt system enabling us to capitalise in the future on increasingly competitive renewable power purchasing with the introduction of carbon trading."

Solar Power Specialists offer stand alone and grid connect solar power systems, evacuated tube solar hot water systems, energy efficient lighting and appliances, energy auditing and a parts and advice service for the caravan and leisure markets. Jock Howard is recognised in the solar industry as a passionate participant. Solar Power Specialists has a lengthy relationship with Australia's premium solar product suppliers ensuring access to the latest proven technologies. "We only chose the very best technologies that provide our clients with reliable, long term, superior results. Our industry accreditation means we can assist clients obtain government rebates and other market incentives. We strive to make the process as painless and pleasant as possible," explained Jock Howard.

The grand opening of Solar Power Specialists new showroom is being held on Wednesday 15th April at 17 Memorial Drive, Eumundi and is open to the public. There will be giveaways, entertainment, a sausage sizzle and a host of information available making it an event not to miss. The official launch coincides with rebranding of the company (previously Home Power Specialists) and a revamped website. For more information contact Solar Power Specialists on 18004Solar.

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For more information, interviews and/or photographs:
Contact Diane Howard, Solar Power Specialists on 18004Solar or email diane@spsenergy.com.au

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