Alspec Chooses GoodWe’s Lightweight Solar Panels for Low-Bearing Roofs, Enabling Greener and Cost-effective Manufacturing


The joint effort aims to cater to Alspec’s growing energy needs through sustainable solar photovoltaic (PV) technology.

The project includes the supply and installation of a 100 kW solar system on the roof of Alspec's headquarters and manufacturing facility, incorporating primarily GoodWe’s 315 W Galaxy Ultra panels, coupled with its HT 100 kW string inverters.

Alspec's business operations heavily rely on electricity for aluminum alloy processing, cutting, welding, and coating, leading to a rapid surge in production costs. In response to the recent 30% hike in electricity costs implemented by the New South Wales government, Alspec sought alternative energy sources, with solar photovoltaic (PV) technology emerging as an ideal solution.

To address the challenge of water leakage resulting from a deteriorating roof, Alspec had recently undergone a roof replacement. However, the new roof’s low-bearing capacity made it unable to withstand traditional rooftop solar panels due to both their weight and the drilling installation process. This posed a potential leakage risk, which could result in high repair costs and production downtime. In light of Alspec’s concerns, GoodWe's Galaxy Series solar panels emerged as the perfect solution.

Recommended by Umax Power, Alspec chose GoodWe’s Galaxy Series 315W to achieve a seamless and leak-free installation process, thereby eliminating the risk of water leakage and ensuring uninterrupted operations. Moreover, these panels boast a lightweight design, significantly alleviating Alspec’s concerns about the potential roof damage. Coupled with GoodWe efficient HT string inverters, the Galaxy Series can maximize energy self-consumption and optimize energy generation.

The entire system is projected to cover 80% of Alspec's electricity needs for production and operations.

As a member in GoodWe’s BIPV products, Galaxy Series solar panel can be largely applied to commercial application scenarios, complementing the company’s C&I solution portfolio. Recently introduced to the Australian market, the product has generated significant interest among business owners seeking reliable, efficient, and aesthetically pleasing solar solutions.

“We’re delighted to provide this smart BIPV solution for Alspec. GoodWe has been dedicated to improve our commercial and industrial solution portfolio, ensuring that we can offer customized solutions that precisely meet our customers’ unique energy needs. We expect to partner with more business owners to help reduce energy expenses while achieve substantial energy savings and emission reductions.” said Apollo Chai, Head of GoodWe Australian BIPV Marketing.