Can commercial solar installation cover all your energy needs?
What do Australia’s biggest multinationals and the local milk bar have in common?
Answer: both of them are extremely concerned about their ongoing business expenses – in particular, electricity costs are giving business owners a lot to chew on.
Commercial solar installation offers a solution to high energy bills. Over the years, we’ve helped countless businesses not just in Melbourne, but all over Australia to dramatically cut their reliance on the grid (and by extension, reduce their energy bills).
But is it possible to power your entire operation using just the sum?
A 100% solar business: can it be done?
Thanks to a range of recent developments, the dream of generating all of your own electricity is closer to coming true than it’s ever been in history.
Today’s solar panels are more efficient than their forebears by leaps-and-bounds, converting more sunlight into power than ever before.
Whereas old panels had efficiency ratings in the single digits, today’s panels are miles ahead.
And they’re getting better all the time too!
Each of our commercial solar installations in Melbourne exclusively uses panels from reputable brands, maximising how much energy you generate.
Many assume that it’s impossible to go fully solar – “what happens after dark, when the sun sets?”
This used to be a problem – thankfully, it doesn’t have to be anymore!
Solar batteries are making it possible to store solar energy that isn’t used for later use, allowing you to continue operating long after the sun sets.
Prices are low (and getting lower)
We’re in the middle of a global boom for solar. There’s more solar production happening today than at any other point in history.
This has had the effect of driving down the cost of commercial solar installation.
As business owners ourselves, we understand that expenses are the bottom line. That’s why you’re considering commercial solar installation, after all!
Thanks to the decreasing cost of solar, it’s more affordable than it’s ever been to fit your business out with solar panels.
What’s stopping you from going all-in on solar?
There’s nothing on paper stopping you from going 100% solar.
But is it feasible?
The technology is there – that’s not the issue. Rather, the problem lies in the execution and the implementation.
In the majority of cases, there are a couple of bottlenecks that stop businesses from going 100% solar, such as…
Your roof has a finite amount of space. Naturally, this imposes a hard limit on the number of solar panels you can install at your business.
And that in turn limits how much electricity you can potentially generate using solar power. In many cases, businesses aren’t able to fit enough panels to generate the amount of power needed to go full solar.
Of course, that doesn’t mean that commercial solar installation isn’t worth it – while it isn’t often that we’re able to help a business cover the entirety of their electricity bills using solar, our expert commercial solar team has helped many businesses make huge savings.
Just last year, we were engaged by national food distributor Bidfood to bring solar to many of their locations.
We worked on many of their properties – for some, we were able to reduce their power bill to the tune of 51% per year.
While it’s not 100%, that’s still an impressive percentage, and a huge saving!
As they say, you need to spend money to make (or in this case, save) money.
Commercial solar installation can save your business a lot of money, and can generate a positive ROI for your business – however, it also comes with upfront installation costs.
For some businesses, this upfront price tag may be too high for them to go all the way with their commercial solar installation.
Thanks to our high-efficiency panels, we’re able to generate the same amount of power using fewer solar panels, reducing the cost of going solar.
We understand that upfront costs can be difficult for some businesses to justify. To make things just that little bit easier, we offer a commercial solar power purchase agreement that eliminates the upfront installation costs that come with solar power.
Low-quality panels and installation
As a booming industry, there are a lot of new operators in the solar market.
We’re talking about opportunists who’ve seen that there’s money to be made in solar, and have hurriedly registered a business, hired a couple of contractors and ordered some cheap no-name solar panels from overseas.
Call one of these companies for commercial solar installation, and you may find that you aren’t saving as much money as you were promised!
Dodgy panels and installers don’t last as long, and aren’t as efficient – no surprise that many businesses end up having to rely on the grid for much of their power.
By choosing a reputable team, you can ensure that you’re getting a system that’s more efficient, effective and capable of covering more of your electricity requirements.
The Pacific Solar difference
Unlike other solar installers, our team takes a different approach towards our work. Instead of trying to offer the lowest bid, we take a data-centric approach to our solar proposals.
We believe that the most important part of your commercial solar installation is the savings.
While the upfront cost is certainly worth considering, over the life of your system, it’s often a drop in the bucket thanks to the high ROI and fast payback commercial solar offers.
Before you sign the dotted line, you’ll know:
- Exactly how much energy you use
- How much electricity you could save
- Your ROI
- How long it will take to earn back your initial cost
- The amount of money you’ll save over the life of your system
In particular, you’ll know exactly how much we can reduce your reliance on the energy grid by. It may not always be 100%, but either way you’ll know exactly where you stand before work begins.
Save money today – call Pacific Solar for commercial solar installation in Melbourne
If you have queries about but are interested in pursuing solar panels for your business, we can help you!
With more than 20 years helping businesses of all stripes reduce their energy consumption through the power of commercial solar installation.
Our mission is simple: to help you save money!