6 lesser-known benefits of commercial solar installation in Melbourne
Commercial solar installation helps your business save money by slashing your electricity bill – it’s as simple as that.
No matter what sort of business you run, that core value is irresistable!
However, that isn’t the only reason to go solar with your business.
While reducing overheads and protecting the environment are probably the ‘big two” when it comes to reasons to go solar, they aren’t the only ones. The advantages of commercial solar are many, and also include some lesser-known benefits too!
Leaning towards solar, but still need that extra nudge before committing to commercial solar installation in Melbourne? Read on to learn about some of the benefits of solar that you may NOT have thought of…
Reason 1: it can be a great marketing tool
Aussies are more worried about the climate than ever before – just look at recent discourse surrounding the bushfire season.
Given this climate (pun intended), some customers are starting to think about where the companies they purchase from stand on regarding the environment, seeking out or preferencing businesses that they believe have a better record.
And commercial solar installation can help with that.
In addition to saving you a lot of money, commercial solar installation can also dramatically improve your green cred, making you stand out from your competitors.
This is especially important if your business operates in a market where the customers are particularly environmentally-sensitive!
Reason 2: commercial solar installation in Melbourne can make you more competitive
As a money-saving exercise, commercial solar installation can have a dramatic effect.
Commercial solar installation provides a strong ROI, with many of our commercial solar clients paying off their panels in as little as 4 years (just for reference, Pacific Solar chooses panels that come with a 25-year warranty – that’s 25 years straight of savings!)
In addition to the direct savings, you’ll also benefit from feed-in tariffs and clean energy certificates.
These are considerable savings… all of which can be passed on to your customers!
Thanks to the savings and ROI that commercial solar installation offers, you’ll have more flexibility with your prices, and become more competitive compared to competitors who haven’t gone solar yet.
Reason 3: it increases the value of your property
Say your business has outgrown its current premises, and needs to move to a bigger place to maintain its current trajectory. That means selling your current location.
One of the things you’ll be worried about at this stage is ensuring that you get a good price for the property.
If you decided to go solar, we have good news: you’ll be able to demand a better price!
Some of the businesses we’ve performed commercial solar installation have been able to reduce their annual power bills by 51% per year. Put yourself in the shoes of a potential buyer – how good does that number sound?
And what if your business is construction, or property development?
As a builder or developer, you want to maximise your return. And solar panels can help you do that.
Solar panels are in high demand among Melbourne homeowners (and in general) – as such, you’ll be able to enjoy a higher selling price or greater rental income!
Reason 4: you’ll have protection from blackouts
If you’ve been following the news at all, you’ll know that solar batteries are the latest innovation that’s changing the game for renewables.
Now, excess energy and electricity generated over weekends or outside of business hours can be captured, stored and used for later.
This can give businesses like yours a degree of insulation from electrical problems. Even during blackouts and outages, you’ll be able to continue operating to some extent.
This is especially important for businesses who need 24-hour electricity, and who can suffer from even a short outage.
It’s also a boon for businesses in remote and regional areas, where response times to outages can be slower than it would be in the city.
Reason 5: solar usage coincides with on-peak hours
Victorians are charged peak electricity prices for all power consumed between 7am and 11pm on weekdays. Electricity used here is charged at a higher rate than during off-peak hours.
Luckily, the sun is out during basically the entirety of this time period!
In addition to reducing your electricity bill, commercial solar installation also reduces how much power you get from the grid during on-peak hours.
This is great news for most businesses – however, it’s especially great for 24-hour businesses that use electricity all day, and who pay on-peak prices for the entirety of the on-peak period.
Reason 6: 25 years (or more) of savings
Here’s something you might not have known: did you know that solar panels can easily last decades with minimal maintenance?
We here at Pacific Solar specifically choose solar panels that we know will go the distance. One of our favourite brands is LG Solar (so much so that we’ve been recognised as LG Solar Platinum Partners – one of only 12 in the entire country!).
Not only are their panels multi award winners, backed by millions of dollars in R&D and among the most efficient on the market, but they also come with an industry-leading 25-year warranty.
And that’s just the warranty period – don’t be surprised if your panels actually end up lasting longer than that!
Many business owners underestimate how long their solar panels are rated to last for, and therefore underestimate the lifetime savings they could enjoy with their system.
Luckily, you know, and will be better placed to make a decision regarding commercial solar installation for your business!
Save money today – call Pacific Solar for commercial solar installation in Melbourne
The sun is shining on solar – if you ask us, there’s never been a better time to make your business a solar business!
As you can see, the benefits of commercial solar installation are many – all that’s left is to find a team to carry out your installation for you.
And that’s where we come in.
Unlike many solar installers in Melbourne who only recently entered the market in response to the sudden boom in solar, we’ve been around the block for a while, installing our first solar panels in 2008.
Another thing that sets us apart is our approach towards solar. We take a data-first approach when it comes to solar – you’ll know:
- Exactly how much money you’ll save over the lifetime of your system
- Exactly how much return to expect on your investment
- Exactly how much you’ll save on your electricity bill