The fear of more electricity price hikes, as well as the unpredictability of electricity costs, might make it difficult for Australian businesses to prepare for the future. Over the last decade, power bills have risen dramatically across Australia. Investing in a commercial solar system allows businesses to generate a portion of their electricity power on-site, alleviating some of the risks.
Unlike private households, which use more energy before 9 a.m. and after 5 p.m., most businesses function and consume the bulk of their electricity between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. As a result, commercial solar systems are an excellent fit for companies in Melbourne. Solar power investment isn’t just about the financial rewards to your company; it may also impact how the public perceives your company.
Manage Your Expenses
It is unavoidable that you will have to pay for electric power as a business owner. Electricity costs vary depending on your sector and operating needs, but if you are on the higher end of the range, electricity bills can quickly add up to a considerable expense for your company.
Installing a solar system for your business works in harmony with your existing grid energy supply. When your solar system generates electricity, it is consumed on the premises, and any deficit is smoothly met by the grid.
Every unit of electricity generated by the solar energy system that you use on-site reduces the amount of electricity you need to buy from your electricity vendor. The percentage of your total electricity consumption that a solar power system can compensate for is determined by the size of the system you install and the amount of electricity you use during daylight hours.
With solar, you can turn your ongoing electricity bill into a long-term, money-saving asset for your company.
A solar lease is an agreement between your company and a solar provider to pay a regular monthly sum for a solar PV system installed at your company’s site. You will pay a monthly fixed cost, similar to a rental agreement, that will replace a portion of your energy bill, resulting in immediate savings on energy.
A company should consider solar leasing for a variety of reasons. In many circumstances, the power cost savings created by a leased solar PV system will more than covering the system’s lease payments, allowing businesses to start cash-flow positive right away. There are also planning and budgeting advantages in knowing what you will spend for power for the next few years, as opposed to grid electricity, which normally increases in price every year.
It’s difficult to predict what will happen next week, let alone next year, given the current condition of circumstances. And cost control, on the other hand, will always be a top issue for organisations.
So don’t think too much and hop on a call with Solar Today to speak with one of our knowledgeable commercial solar advisors about your company’s choices.