Understanding the benefits of commercial solar is simple:
Higher energy usage = higher savings
For businesses that usually operate between 9am-5pm, five days a week, the higher energy usage that comes with operations makes them the ideal candidate for solar energy.
As electricity prices continue to rise, investing in solar is becoming an increasingly logical next step for many businesses.
While there are many considerations necessary, choosing the right solar system and solar provider doesn’t have to be a complicated process.
Investing in Solar
The first thing you need to understand is that commercial solar is costly — after all, it is called a solar ‘investment’.
Your business’ high energy usage may mean higher upfront installation costs, but it also means that you get better savings on your energy bills and see a return on your investment much faster. Once you get past the hurdle of upfront costs, commercial solar pays for itself within years.
This smaller pay-off-period allows you to see the benefit of your solar system far quicker than you would with a residential system because, once again, higher usage = higher savings.
Further, all Excel Power solar systems come with comprehensive, long-term warranty to ensure that, even once the system has paid for itself, it will continue to provide significant energy savings for years to come.
In Australia, commercial solar systems are also currently eligible for financial incentives through the STC or the LGC programs, depending on system size. To learn more about current Australian Government solar rebates, contact us.
It is also worth considering that while current interest rates are low and your savings are likely not accumulating much interest, now is a great time to invest in solar and secure long-term savings on your energy bill.
Choosing The Right System
Every business has unique energy usage requirements. At Excel Power, we perform an on-site assessment to understand these requirements to ensure we recommend the right solar solution for your business.
Commercial solar considerations that need to be made, include:
- Your business tariff
- Unavoidable charges/bills (e.g. service charges)
- Current energy consumption and power bills
- System expandability
- Solar panel layout considering time of day and season
Upon assessment, our friendly, award-winning team can provide an accurate ROI estimate to help you understand your investment potential.
We pride ourselves on providing quality commercial solar systems with professional installation. Our systems have 24-hour monitoring capabilities to ensure they work efficiently, and issues are detected immediately.
As award-winning, certified installers of Tindo, Enphase, and Tesla Powerwall systems, we use only the best panels, inverters, and batteries to ensure your system lasts.
As an authorised Tindo dealer, we utilise Tindo Solar panels for numerous reasons, including more power per square metre compared to non-Tindo brands, better high temperature performance, and lower degradation rates.
Tindo panels have been tested specifically for tough Australian conditions and are proven to perform reliably.
Further, the sleek and stylish appearance of these panels is also beneficial to the value of your property.
Tindo panels come with a minimum of 25 years warranty to ensure you get the most out of your investment for years to come.
While string inverters are a more cost-effective option, most commercial solar installers, including us, wouldn’t recommend using them for your business.
Instead, we use and recommend Enphase’s high-quality, no-string Microinverters for a variety of reasons, including:
- Flexible panel placement
- No single point of failure
- Easy system expandability
10-year warranty + an extra 5 years when installed by Excel Power, Platinum Enphase installers.
Enphase microinverters have been tested and proven to perform reliably in even the most extreme conditions.
For businesses operating solely during the day when your solar system is generating energy, a battery system will likely not be of much benefit.
For businesses with 24/7 operations, however, our revolutionary Tesla Powerwall battery systems may be beneficial to assist with night-time power usage.
Upon our initial assessment of your commercial solar needs, our team will advise on whether a battery storage system is a good choice for your business or whether your money would be better invested in more panels.