Is Your Business Operating 9 to 5? You should have solar power!
Businesses using power throughout the day are perfectly suited for solar power systems! Generally the power rates are higher (small – medium business), and majority of your usage is during the day, allowing you to self-consume a large portion of your solar production…
Battery storage may not be an economical option as usage is low overnight, however if you do have some 24 hour loads you want to try and eliminate, you may look at a small battery bank sized to run overnight loads (e.g. servers, fridges etc.)
An appropriate sized grid connect system that will match your usage can show some great savings, and represents the lowest cost / highest return application for grid connected solar power.
“Is Solar Right For My Business?”
Depending on the energy usage patterns of your business, solar can be an extremely effective way of freeing up some cashflow! We spend a lot of our time analysing peoples energy usage and bills – and the paybacks on large systems using all of the top quality gear can come down to as little as 3 years! Of course not all installations for business will produce these paybacks, but it is not uncommon providing you can self-consume the majority of your solar production.
Typical Consumption vs. Production
If you take a look at the graph pictured. The solar production very closely replicates the “average” business operating hours… Your businesses energy requirements may be provided completely from clean solar energy on a sunny day saving you hundreds (or thousands) of dollars on each bill! Don’t forget to speak with your accountant as your investment in solar may also come with some tax benefits!
Want to Learn More?
The Clean Energy Council recently produced a great PDF guide to installing solar power systems for businesses in NSW that is free to download and read if you’d like to learn more before speaking with us. But if you’d prefer to book some time with us to explain it either in our showroom or at your business contact us here.