Sydney storage specialists usher in a greener future with solar

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Warehouse by Design is set to save almost $6,000 per year and offset its annual electricity consumption by 73 per cent with Solahart

Warehouse by Design, a local Sydney storage and materials handling business, is switching up the status quo by embracing a commitment to sustainability.

From its head office in the Western Sydney suburb of Smithfield, Warehouse by Design has been providing local businesses with smart storage solutions and materials handling services for 25 years.

A solar solution to soaring energy prices 

Feeling the pressure of rising electricity costs and customer calls to implement greener practices, Warehouse by Design’s founder and director, Greg Taylor, decided to steer the company towards a more sustainable future.

Warehouse by Design is a long-time partner of Rheem Australia, supplying the Australian water heater specialists with warehouse racking and storage systems. When it came to future-proofing the operations, choosing Rheem’s renowned renewable energy brand, Solahart, was the clear choice.

“After 25 years in operation, we wanted to create a more energy-efficient business for ourselves and our customers. We’re a small team, but we felt there was an opportunity for us to make a big impact by investing in the power of renewables,” Greg said.

“Like many businesses, our energy costs have been increasing, so we needed to find a way to reduce them and offset our carbon footprint. With the amount of roof space we have, seeking a solar solution made the most sense.”

Building a sustainable business with solar

After consulting Solahart Sydney, the team set to work to design the perfect solution to support Warehouse by Design in their plans to grow their business sustainably. One of the priorities for the build was the inclusion of a robust and reliable inverter brand that could handle the scale of the business operations.

Keeping this in mind, Solahart Sydney installed 38 x 450W Solahart SunCell(R) Plus solar panels, a 15kW three-phase Goodwe Inverter, and a Solahart Energy Management System, which would allow Warehouse by Design to see when they generate the most solar helping to maximise savings.

Rory Chenoweth, Commercial Manager at Solahart Sydney, said the Energy Management System is especially helpful for businesses wanting to monitor their power consumption.

“Complementing a Solahart system with a Solahart Energy Management System is a great choice because it gives businesses access to information about their power consumption and helps them track their savings in real time,” Rory said.

Designed for a greener future 

After just six months, Warehouse by Design is already seeing the benefits of solar technology.

“We’re thrilled with the Solahart system installation, particularly because it takes advantage of the space we have and delivers cost and energy savings – it’s a game changer,” Greg said.

“Being able to monitor our power usage will be key to managing the business more sustainably. We estimate that we’ll be able to offset our carbon footprint by 73 per cent each year, which is up to 28.1 tonnes of CO2,” Greg said.

“The cherry on top is that we’ll also be able to make a return on our investment in just two and a half years, saving approximately $5,800 per year,” he concluded.

For more information about Solahart Sydney, visit

About Solahart

For over 70 years, Solahart has been Australia’s solar pioneer, having installed more than one million solar water heaters worldwide and has installed more than one million solar power panels in Australia alone. Australians can rely on Solahart to help them build their smart energy future.

Solahart offers a comprehensive range of innovative and adaptive smart solar products, including solar water heaters, solar power systems, battery storage systems, and Australia’s first solar-smart electric water heater. All Solahart products have been designed and manufactured to withstand even the harshest Australian conditions.
Customers can grow their solar plans, piece by piece with Solahart to capture and store more energy from the Australian sun, save on their energy bills, actively contribute to a more sustainable future and help stabilise the grid. For further information, visit

About Rheem Australia

Rheem has been manufacturing in Australia since 1937 and is the largest producer of water heaters in Australia. Its brands include Rheem, Solahart, Vulcan, Aquamax, Raypak and Everhot. It employs people throughout Australia and has manufacturing facilities in NSW and Victoria. For further information, visit


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