Transport company, All Purpose Transport (APT), has installed a 250 panel, 100kW solar PV system at its head office in Brisbane, Queensland.

The family-owned business said the installation is part of a much broader sustainability plan.

The system was installed by Solahart and can generate 128,000 kWh per year.

Since March it has already saved the warehouse 9,509.76 kg of CO2 - the equivalent of planting on average 25 trees per week.

The addition of solar PV has also reduced the use of electricity sourced from the grid by an average of 38 per cent, saving the business around $24,000 annually on energy bills.

APT general manager, Paul Kahlert, said the company is aiming to reduce CO2 emissions and to eventually rely on green power across all its operations.

“Solar power is one of three initiatives that make up our Sustainability Roadmap, and it has already exceeded our expectations in terms of carbon emissions saved and the reduction of our energy bills,” he said.

“It provided us with a full turnkey solution and some really cool software to show the system’s activity.”

Other initiatives include the installation of LED lighting in the APT warehouses, which was completed in July 2020, and converting electricity from the grid to 25 per cent green power sources.

Based in Berrinba, APT was established in 1975, with clients including IKEA, Fantastic Furniture, BP, and Dairy Farmers.

APT has a fleet of over 260 vehicles and offers a broad range of transport services from standard courier work, semi-trailer deliveries, refrigerated services, through to home and office relocation.

The future-focused business also has an electric truck which, thanks to the solar PV, is now fuelled by the sun. APT also has an Electric Vehicle Program in action, with the company aiming to have 35 EV’s undertaking zero-emission on fleet by 2025.


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