August 2019

7 Aug 2019  | 0 Comments

Diagram showing the plans for Solar panels on the Colormaker Industries factory and warehouse/office roofs.

Colormaker Industries are the manufacturers of Permaset eco-friendly inks located on the Northern Beaches of Sydney, Australia.  Colormaker is committed to supporting the environment and to the continual improvement of its environmental performance, recognising its obligations both locally and globally.

The company has recently signed up for Solar Energy and Colormaker is installing 356 solar panels on the roofs of its buildings.  The installation of extensive solar panels are expected to be completed by the end of September 2019, and once commissioned we will export surplus clean energy back to the grid.  It will be 6-8 weeks until the solar installation and testing phases are completed.  Over this time, we’ll be posting updates every few days to show the progress of the installation.

Here we are on Day #2 of the Solar Power installation. The measuring & marking up phase has been completed and now the L feet are going in. We had a bit of trouble with tech screws which caused some delays, so now we’re pre-drilling holes & using heavier gauge screws.

End of Day #2 of the Solar Installation – as the sun sets on the roof of our factory.

7.8.2019 – Day #3 over. A lot of the rails are now in and some panels are being prepped for installation tomorrow

8.8.2019 – Day #4 We had some afternoon delays due to a rain sqall and now high winds with worse expected tomorrow. Here’s a close up of the rails installed so far.

Week 1 – Day #5 – a few hold ups due to high winds and bad weather.

Week 2 – Day #8 done & dusted. There’s not a lot different to see, but if you look closely, you can see more wires & rail that has been installed this week.

Week 2 – Day #8. Solar Panels ready and waiting to be installed.

8. Week 3 – Day #13. We’re making good progress with 51 Solar Panels installed, and just another 305 to go!

10. Week 4.  We lost 4 days to rain last week, but got the back section finished today.  Ever closer to completion.

11. Week 5.  The solar installation at Colormaker Industries has now been completed and we are so excited!

356 solar panels will generate all our electricity, and at times we’ll be exporting excess renewable energy back to the grid.  At peak production, estimates indicate we’ll be generating enough energy to power 15-20 homes, and furthermore, the electricity Colormaker Industries produces will save the production of over 100 tonnes of greenhouse gas per year.

Take a look at the following photos for our completed installation on the roofs of our factory and office complex.

Check out  the above video showing drone footage of the completed Colomaker Solar Panel project.

Official Opening

On Friday 27/9/19, we were honoured to welcome the Federal Member for Warringah, Ms Zali Steggall, OAM to officially open Colormaker Industries Solar Panel Installation by cutting the ribbon and switching on the solar panels.

Federal Member for Warrigan, Zali Steggall switches on the 356 solar panels at Colormaker Industries, paint and ink manufacturer in Sydney, Australia.

Colormaker Industries is so very proud that now there’s a little bit of Australian sunshine ☀️☀️☀️going into every pot of PERMASET, PERMATONE & PERMAPRINT PREMIUM inks and PERMAPLASTIK scenic paint we manufacture here at our factory in Brookvale!

Visit the PERMASET Sustainability page to find out more about our other sustainability initiatives.

PERMASET INKS DO NOT CONTAIN OZONE DEPLETING CHEMICALS SUCH AS CFCS OR HCFCS. THEY ARE ALSO FORMULATED FREE OF AROMATIC HYDROCARBONS. PERMASET IS FREE OF VOLATILE ORGANIC SOLVENT AND DOES NOT CONTAIN PVC RESIN OR PHTHALATE PLASTICISER

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