Should your cold storage business think about commercial solar installation?

//Should your cold storage business think about commercial solar installation?

Should your cold storage business think about commercial solar installation?

While commercial solar installation can benefit all sorts of businesses, there are certain businesses that stand to benefit even more.

In particular, this includes businesses with:

  • High energy consumption (and high energy bills)
  • 24-hour operations
  • A need for energy independence and redundancy

Sound familiar?

As the owner of a cold-storage facility, you have to tackle each of these problems on a daily basis. Luckily, commercial solar installation may hold the answer!

Unleash the power of commercial solar

Want to find out more about the power of commercial solar, or organise a detailed estimate? Reach out to Pacific Solar’s team of experts. We offer a range of solar services:

  • Commercial solar installation
  • Domestic solar systems
  • Ongoing monitoring and reporting
  • Maintenance and service contracts

We operate all over Australia, giving commercial properties the power – solar power, that is!

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Commercial solar helps you regain control of your power bills

Cold storage businesses are unique – compared to the refrigerators you’ll find in most people’s kitchens, the walk-in refrigerators in your cold storage business are considerably larger and therefore, much more power-hungry.

Not only that, but you have to run dozens, possibly even hundreds of them. And we haven’t even gotten started on 24/7 lighting and air conditioning either!

Combine that with the current trend of rising energy prices, and it’s no wonder that businesses all over the country are looking for ways to tighten their belts and bring down the bills.

And that’s exactly what commercial solar installation does.

Solar panels at cold storage businesses save you money, simple as that.

By generating your own power, your business will reduce its reliance on the grid. Since you aren’t consuming power from the grid, you won’t need to pay energy providers as much, saving you money and shaving numbers off your power bill.

And with the amount of power a typical cold storage business consumes on a day-to-day basis, it’s no surprise that this can shave a considerable sum off your power bill.

“But wait,” we hear you say, “what about the installation cost? Won’t that cancel out the savings?”

You needn’t worry about that, because in our experience, commercial solar installation pays for itself within 3-5 years!


Commercial solar installation pays for itself

Sometimes, if you want to save money, you need to spend money.

When it comes to commercial solar, we suggest you don’t think of it as an expense. Rather, treat it as an investment – one that’ll pay itself off very quickly!

In addition to the amount of money you’ll be saving on your power bills, commercial solar can also generate a return for you through two mechanisms:

  1. Feed-in tariffs
  2. Government rebates

Each state allows excess energy generated by your solar panels to be fed back into the electricity grid. Depending on your contract with your energy retailer, you may also receive a payment for each kWh (kilowatt hour) exported.

Your commercial solar installation will also qualify you for the federal government’s Small-scale Technology Certificate (STC) or the Large-scale Generation Certificate (LGC) schemes.

Take these rebate schemes and combine that with the amount of excess power a solar system at a cold storage business may generate, and you could receive a sizeable rebate!

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How commercial solar gives you redundancy

What happens when there’s a blackout in your area?

Or if a vital transformer blows?

Or if the power company announces maintenance for electrical infrastructure?

We’re certain you have plenty of emergency plans and backups in place – however, relying on generators comes with a bunch of unique problems:

  • Powering a large cold storage facility can use up a lot of fuel
  • Backup generators take up space that could be used for more storage
  • Installing a dedicated natural gas line can be expensive
  • On-site diesel storage takes up considerable space…
  • … but without on-site diesel, you may have to make frequent trips to the petrol station

Additionally, commercial solar installation is extremely space-efficient. Commercial solar panels are roof-mounted solar, leaving your basement free for other uses – they also use compact inverters and wiring.

Now, we know what you’re thinking – what happens if the power goes out at night?

Luckily for you, solar batteries are changing the game.

Throughout the day, any excess solar power will be directed to a compact, wall-mounted battery array, allowing you to continue enjoying solar power even when the sun goes down.


Warming up to commercial solar for your cold storage business?

If so, you’ll want to make sure you choose the right solar installer for your cold storage business.

Commercial solar installation is a powerful tool for cold-storage businesses – however, it also needs to be done properly if you want to see these benefits.

Luckily, you’ve got Pacific Solar!

Our team:

  • Has provided high-quality solar installations since 2007
  • Are LG Platinum Partners – one of only 12 in Australia!
  • Are certified by the Clean Energy Council

When you choose Pacific Solar, you won’t just receive a high-tech solar system – our team also provide to-the-minute reporting and analytics which tell you exactly how much energy you’ve saved with your commercial solar system.

So it’s no wonder we’re Australia’s first choice for commercial solar installation!

Get started today – call us on 1300 944 844, or click here if you’d like to arrange a detailed estimate.

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