Benefits of Commercial Solar
Solar Energy for business, government and industrial customers can be cost effective, practical and an effective method of reducing energy costs whilst reducing an organisation’s environmental footprint.
The benefits and payback of Solar Energy are justified purely on financial terms for many businesses, whilst for others, it may be a combination of financial, environmental, marketing or green credentials that determine the investment decision. Solaray Energy will conduct a feasibility analysis based on your energy usage patterns and your plans for the future.
Solar Energy for business, government and industrial customers can be cost effective, practical and an effective method of reducing energy costs whilst reducing an organisation’s environmental footprint. Many solar systems can now be cash-flow positive from day one!
- $0 deposit
- Cash flow positive from day one
- Government rebates are available
Solar power is now cheaper than grid power for many companies. It can be possible to install solar systems that are cash flow positive from day one!
When designing and proposing a commercial solar system we target an ROI between 12% and 18%. This level of return is used as a baseline target for any feasibility or planning preparation.
The ROI projections are dependent on each business and their energy usage, energy contracts, and operating patterns.
Reduced Energy Costs
As energy costs continue to rise, the installation of a Solar System allows customers to lock in some or all of their energy requirements at a fixed, predictable rate.
This not only reduces monthly operating costs and improves margins, but also allows for certainty in planning.
The future costs of electricity are unpredictable but are forecast to continue increasing dramatically over the foreseeable future.
With solar systems having a design life of several decades, solar can provide predictable and managed costs long beyond the term of any energy supply contract. For many businesses, the initial cost per kW can be at or even below the current starting price of a fixed price contract or the standard grid rate.
Greenhouse Gas Reduction
Every kW of Solar Power installed can reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions by more than 2 tonnes per annum.
This provides a measurable benefit to the global reduction of CO2 in the atmosphere.
The Greenhouse Gas Reduction figures can also be promoted by the company on its website, in its corporate or promotional marketing material and external communications.
NABERS and Green Star Rating Improvement
With recent research showing that properties with a NABERS rating of 4 or higher can provide significantly higher returns than lower or non-rated properties, installing solar power can be a major contributor to achieving a rating increase.
We will work with your NABERS assessor to ensure solar makes a positive contribution to your property’s rating.
Marketing and Environmental Leverage
The intangible benefits of promoting an organisation’s green credentials can be significant and powerful – and solar power is a highly visible and measurable commitment to the environment.
Increasingly, companies are now using their green credentials as a competitive tool when responding to government and large tenders, and bidding for contracts.
Furthermore, organisations are now requiring their suppliers to share their environmental commitment as a way of leveraging their own efforts. Solar can be a low cost and tangible demonstration of this commitment.
Intero can also assist with integrating the benefits of solar power into the company’s internal and external communications including live solar performance displays in reception or on the company’s website.
Cornerstone of Energy Reduction Programs
A Solar Energy System can be the cornerstone of an energy efficiency program that includes computer usage policies, lighting technology and other changes.
The presence and use of solar energy can have a powerful effect on employee behaviour, whether in the office, the warehouse or factory floor as there is a direct link between the source of the power and its use.
Research shows that many potential employees now include evaluating their future employers’ green credentials as part of their career decision making process.
Their commitment to a company and their employment longevity is similarly linked to the employer’s commitment to social and environmental issues.
Solar is a high profile, public commitment to reducing the environmental footprint of your company and this can assist in creating a culture that attracts the best calibre of employee.