Why businesses of all sizes should consider commercial solar installation
We’re in the middle of a solar boom right now. And with the amount of sun our country receives, it’s little surprise that Australian businesses are leading the charge.
According to the Climate Council, almost half of all Australian large businesses are utilising solar in some capacity
However, not all businesses are happy about it – especially the small ones.
After all, the energy needs of SMEs is vastly different from large multinationals!
We get that some small businesses look at commercial solar installation in Melbourne as a risk. After all, our city has a reputation for less-than-predictable weather – not to mention, it can require a sizable upfront investment.
Take our word for it, however – it’s an investment that easily pays for itself, no matter the size of your business, the industry you operate in or the scope of your operations!
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Really, this should be all the incentive you need!
Commercial solar installation gives you a hedge against rising electricity bills, reducing your reliance on the grid and slashing your quarterly energy bill.
Both large and small businesses alike are all affected by rising energy costs – and all can benefit from commercial solar installation in Melbourne.
Commercial solar in large businesses
As we mentioned above, many of Australia’s largest businesses are getting onboard with commercial solar.
And really, we can’t blame them – it just makes sense!
Many large businesses have high energy consumption – however, many of them also have large properties, with plenty of roof space that can support hundreds of individual solar panels.
That directly translates to considerable savings!
Recently, Pacific Solar was engaged by Bidfood to outfit their sites with solar panels. We worked on many of their properties, including 2 in Victoria.
- Truganina – reduced onsite energy consumption by 34.6%
- Dandenong – reduced onsite energy usage by 40%
That’s tens of thousands of dollars in savings – something your large business can also enjoy by going solar!
How commercial solar installation helps small businesses save money
It isn’t just the massive businesses that have huge sites and rooftops that can support hundreds of individual solar panels – even small businesses can benefit from the savings that commercial solar installation offers.
Don’t believe us? Just ask the owners of Goodall’s Quality Meats, a small coastal town on NSW’s Sapphire Coast.
By installing a 10.5kW solar system made up of 32 LG 330w NeON 2 panels, our team was able to help Goodall’s cut their power bill by 70% – that’s a savings of $5,100 each year.
It gets better – LG solar panels are rated to last a whopping 25 years – that’s 25 years straight of savings!
Whether you operate a large nationwide network of cold storage facilities and warehouses, or a small town business like Goodall’s, commercial solar installation in Melbourne is a real no-brainer. The numbers speak for themselves!
As a business owner, every big spend you make is made with potential ROI in mind. You want to be confident that you’re getting your money back, and then some.
Fortunately, that’s something you don’t have to worry about with commercial solar installation.
Even with Melbourne’s somewhat unpredictable weather, businesses both big and small can expect a positive ROI in a short period of time.
Interested in learning how much your business stands to save? Use one of our commercial solar ROI calculators to figure out how much return you can expect.
Let’s start with the big end of town.
In most cases, even the most energy-hungry clients we’ve worked with have completely covered the cost of installation within a mere 3-5 years. With a predicted lifespan of 25 years, that’s really not that long at all!
Many of our large-scale clients report ROI in the double-digits, even with the size and scope of their operations.
This can be further enhanced by large-scale generation certificates (LGCs), which can be sold on the open market to further your return and reduce the amount of time needed to generate a positive ROI.
With the amount of solar power large businesses generate in a single year alone, this can easily add up to a considerable return!
What about small businesses?
Don’t worry, small businesses can also experience a great ROI with commercial solar installation in Melbourne – in fact, in many cases their ROI can be greater than that of a large enterprise!
Small businesses tend to use less energy than larger ones. Combine that with the higher efficiency of today’s solar panels (especially those from high-end brands like LG Solar) and it’s little wonder that SMEs experience such great ROI with solar.
In some cases, their system can be fully paid back in just over 3 years!
Combine that with Small-Scale Technology Certificates (STCs) for small businesses that consume less than 100kW, and small businesses won’t have to wait long to start enjoying positive ROI.
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Call Pacific Solar for commercial solar installation in Melbourne
Give your business a lift! Whether yours is a large or small enterprise, commercial solar installations make perfect sense.
In addition to the financial side (which we covered in detail above), commercial solar can also:
- Be a strong marketing tool
- Reduce your carbon footprint
- Give you reserve energy and protection from blackouts when combined with solar batteries
If you’re thinking of commercial solar installation in Melbourne, Pacific Solar is the team to call.
Our team works closely with you to ensure that you’re getting a commercial solar system that offers the best balance between power and cost – one that maximises your return and savings while minimising cost.
Working exclusively with high-quality brands (fun fact: we’re one of only 12 LG Solar Platinum Partners in Australia), we ensure that your business gets the most out of its solar.