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Commercial & Industrial Businesses are Reaping Savings from the Sunshine
Any business investment MUST make you money or make your life easier. Installing solar does BOTH. Payback and return on Investment certainly stacks up in today’s environment. More and more businesses are discovering just how effectively solar drives down their outgoings. Large businesses with access to the best and brightest accountants, analysts and managers are leading the charge.
Companies such as the supermarket chains, department stores, logistics complexes, hardware chains, giant tech companies, manufacturing plants, together with institutions like private schools, universities and colleges - plus more and more government agencies. The people running these undertakings are quietly enjoying the satisfaction of positive impacts on their profitability and often kicking themselves for not joining the renewables revolution sooner.
Solar Works for Small Business Too
You do not have to be a big business to benefit from rooftop solar – modest local enterprises are also enjoying the benefits of rooftop solar. If you have not already done so then you too should be checking as to what solar can bring to you, your business and your bottom line.
We understand that it can be difficult for small and regional businesses in rural regions come to grips with sometimes complex technologies and the regulatory environment surrounding solar.
The Solar PV Design Process Begins
At Solar Energy & Battery Storage Solutions (SEBSS), we guide business owners or managers through every step of the process, helping you to understand solar basics, analyse your power needs, and explaining the opportunities available to you.
Paul & Kame begin with a feasibility study for your business based on an on-site analysis and scrutiny of your power needs and past and current usage. We can interpret your past 12 months of electricity usage data from your meter right down to 30min intervals. This, with a survey of your available roof space, allows us to recommend the right sized solar system for your situation.
An over-sized solar system is over-capitalising and a waste. On the other hand, under-sizing can mean a lost opportunity for very high marginal returns on the electricity your system generates.
Detailed Modelling & Projections
Then we prepare comprehensive financial projection and modelling and a tailored proposal on how the recommended system would impact your business. This covers considerations such as:
- Capital outlay;
- Projected electricity cost savings;
- Rate of return on investment over the system’s lifetime;
- Your projected payback period; and…
- The net present value (NPV) of the recommended system.
We take the time to sit down with you explaining the Government incentives available to you to help offset some of the capital cost of your proposed system.
If you are happy with our proposal we will prepare a detailed custom design and make all necessary application on your behalf to the energy wholesaler for your proposed solar system.
We have experienced teams of Clean Energy Council (CEC) accredited installers and one of these teams will be appointed to install and commission your solar system using quality components to maximise the longevity of your system and your return on investment.