What is a solar commercial system?
A commercial solar system is a terrific investment for any Australian business looking to save money while also benefiting the environment. A typical solar commercial system includes two key components: Solar panels and an inverter.
The solar panels generate energy from the sun, while the inverter turns solar energy into electricity that can be used in your business. However, if you want to take it a step further, you can also consider solar battery storage. This allows you to store the excess energy your solar panels create, so that you’ve got free, clean, green energy on standby for evenings or when the sun goes down.
With plenty of incentives available, now is a great time to switch to solar and join the clean energy revolution. Not only can businesses slash their energy bills, but they can also contribute to a cleaner, greener Australia for the future.
How will solar work for my business?
Okay, so do you own and run a business here in Australia? This alone is a fantastic achievement but maybe you are wondering if a commercial solar system is right for you. Well, we have some benefits below to show you how solar will not only work for you but as an environmentally conscious business owner, there are massive incentives in place to make things extremely attractive for you. Act now and save yourself money immediately.
Are there rebates available for Solar PV installation?
Yes, at the moment there are rebates available for Solar PV installations. This comes in the form of Renewable Energy Certificates that are created at the time of installation and based on the size of the solar system that you have installed and the postcode your building sits in. As I write this a 20kW system will have a rebate of around $12,000 attached to it which Massively reduces the outlay required for a new Solar system. The certificates you can assign over to your commercial solar installer and they will discount your system and handle all of the paperwork for you.
Is Solar Right for my business?
This is a resounding yes as most businesses unlike homes operate within daylight hours which means that as you get up and start working this is normally when your solar system will be producing electricity for you. This means that most solar systems for businesses achieve a maximum ROI as they directly consume what they create.
Because commercial solar panels only produce energy during daylight hours, you may find that a regular system doesn’t completely support your needs. For example, if your business hours extend into the evening. That’s no problem either, because you can consider solar battery storage to help slash your ongoing cost even further.
What tax incentives are there for businesses installing solar PV?
At the moment, any small business that is with a turnover of less than $2 million can claim immediate tax deductions on any purchases below $20,000 rather than have the tax deductions spread over multiple years which is a huge additional incentive.
In addition to this, the Small-scale Renewable Energy Scheme supports businesses by subsiding a portion of your commercial solar solutions.
Are there Feed-in Tariffs available for energy sent to the grid?
Yes, there are indeed Feed-in tariffs available these do vary between retailers at the moment here in Queensland with prices on average ranging between 11 cents and 14 cents per kW that you feed into the grid. A feed-in tariff is something offered by electricity retailers, giving you a credit for excess solar energy that you export back to the grid. Basically, without battery storage, solar energy needs to be used as it’s produced. So, if you generate more than you need and send excess power to the main grid, your electricity retailer gives you a credit on your account.
How can I find out what system size would work for me?
We don’t need a vast amount of information and most times if you let us have a look at your bill we can easily create an estimate of costs and savings in no time at all for you. All you need to do is book a consultation with one of our experts, and we’ll be able to discuss your needs fully. Once we’ve analysed your current and historical energy consumption, we’ll be able to give you all the information you need to make the right choice.