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What Stage Of Your Commercial Solar Melbourne Journey Are You?

10 Year Workmanship

10 year worksmanship warranty

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Cec accredited installers

Expert Solar Design

Solar Electricians
Not Salesmen

inhouse team of solar electricians

Our Recent Commercial Solar Panels Installations In Melbourne...

Bayswater, Victoria 99kW Solar System

216 x 445w Longi solar panels
3 x 27kW Fronius Inverter
Produces over 600kWh per day

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Holy Trinity 56.1kW solar system

170 x 330w Jinko solar panels
1 x SolarEdge 50kW Inverter
85 x P730 Dual Power Optimisers
Produces over 350kWh per day

27kw solaredge inverter for commercial solar panels
50kw commercial solar panel system

Campbellfield, Victoria 33.25kW Solar System

95 x 350w Trina Solar Panels
1 x Fronius 27kW Inverter
Produces over 200kWh per day

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Commercial Solar System Design Consultations


Initial Consultation

To start the process of installing commercial solar panels we give the first initial consultation. Here we can talk through your goals and outcomes for installing solar. We can also go through any questions and give you our best advice. Finding out why you are installing solar can help us design your best system. We will also go through budget, size and analyse your commercial property. An outline of the system and plan can be arranged before moving onto the next step. 

System Design

The next step is system design. Using the latest technology we can view the aspects of your business roof and design the system accordingly. We will fully design the commercial solar system ready for installation. This is where we can decide on the make of solar panels which are best for your requirements. Understanding the strength and size of your roof can change the system design, so we need to take this into consideration as well as other factors like inverter location, cable runs and direction of your roof. You can view this and once we are happy we can move on with the solar panel installation.



Site Inspection

This is a chance for our team to meet you and get to know each other. You can ask any difficult questions and we can give our best advice. We also need to check your roof health, your switchboard, our cable route and the inverter location to before moving forward with the commercial solar installation. This is to ensure that it all matches up with our system design so there are no surprises on the day of your installation. If there are, it also gives us enough time to make any changes and move forward. Site inspections are important to get the system design right. 

Solar Panel Installation

Now we can finally move onto the commercial solar panel installation. You can sit back and leave the hard work to us. Our team will get started fitting your solar panels, cable runs and electrics. We aim to leave no mess and as little noise as possible. This is how we provide our stress-free move to solar installation. We understand how important this is for you, and we aim to keep our noise down low. Our friendly team can help with any questions that you might have on the day. Depending on the size of your system, we try to get our work done within a few weeks.



Grid Connection

Lastly, we need to get you connected to the grid. This way you can sell any excess power you generate from your solar panels. This is another way to help slash the costs of your commercial solar panels. Also in case of any emergencies, the grid can support you when you need. This is important for those days that you might be using a lot of energy and need a little help in hand. Once we’ve connected you to the grid we will come and show you everything and get you set up using the right apps to see how much energy your system is producing. 

Commercial Solar Rebates Available In Victoria

Small-Scale Technology Certificates

As of 2020, the government rebate is the STC program know as Small-Scale Technology Certificates. This STC acts as a certificate that you can sell to reduce the cost of your commercial solar system. The easiest way to claim your STC is through your solar installer. 

Feed-In Tariffs

Feed-in tariffs are available when you have any excess power to sell back to the grid. They are different state from state and based on a fixed rate or a time-varying rate. For Victoria we can get around 9.1c/kWh off-peak and 12.5c/kWh for peak times. This ranges from 3pm-9pm and 10pm-7am. 

COVID 19 Solar
Stimulus Package

The Government has released some stimulus plans which you can find by clicking learn more. Most SME’s will be eligible for one or more of these proposed incentives. They are expected to be brought before parliament for approval on the 23rd March 2020. 

What Can Commercial Solar Give Me In Melbourne?

1. Commercial Solar Melbourne Can Slash Your Business Energy Bills

Commercial solar installation can offer you a range of great benefits, and our solar experts have summarised what we think are the most important 5. One of the biggest benefits of installing commercial solar in Victoria is the reduction of your electricity bills. Any businesses with large electricity bills should be looking into solar panels at their business property.

With any money that is saved on power bills, it can be reinvested back into the business in high-profit areas. There is a significant reduction in the cost of electricity bills when Victorian businesses install commercial solar. It makes a lot of sense to free up your cash flow, and begin to take back control of some of your business costs.  If want to know the best panels for businesses then please feel free to read my guide on the 6 best commercial solar panels

2. Move Towards An Eco-Friendly Business Status

Victoria is one of the greatest states for leading the fight on the climate crisis. In our day there are a lot of clients and customers who are lead by business ethics and morals. When companies do invest in commercial solar installation, it promotes their hand in helping protect the environment. For small communities, this can have a huge impact.

You would see more support from your customers and in turn an increase in sales and popularity. An eco-friendly status is also a great image to promote your business website or marketing. We believe this is one of the biggest factors for Victorian business owners to commit to commercial solar installation. 

3. Increase Your Commercial Property Value

This is another increasingly popular benefit from installing commercial solar panels in Victoria. When you install solar panels to your commercial property they will increase its value. If the time comes that you would need to sell or move to bigger premises then you have this advantage. Also, you will have an increase in asset value, meaning your property asset is worth more now.

We believe almost every business owner would rather pay more for a commercial property that can generate its power. Being dependent on the grid can lead to price fluctuations, bad relationships and lack of control of your business costs. Increasing your property asset value is a great reason for business owners to install commercial solar in Victoria. 

4. Reduce Your Business Operating Costs

Once the cost of your commercial solar panel system has been paid off, your operation costs will reduce. Businesses will have a much larger cash flow because they will be spending much less on the operational side of your business. You can also take advantage of the Victoria solar rebates available in Melbourne. 

Being a Victorian business that has high operational costs then it is extremely beneficial to invest in commercial solar installation. If you can reduce your operational costs by more than 40%, it gives you a huge amount of money to now invest in the growth of your business. We know how crucial reducing business expenses can be, and this is why commercial solar panel installation is worth investing in. 

5. Invest Your Savings Back Into Your Business

As we show by our diagram below, commercial solar can create an effective investment funnel. By investing in solar panels you can significantly reduce your business costs each month. With these reduce costs you free up cash flow that is available to re-invest into your business.

When you re-invest this money into your business you can spend it in the most profitable areas to promote growth. This investment will help your business grow very quickly. It could also allow your commercial solar panels to pay themselves off quicker than expected. Another great reason why Victorian business owners are investing in commercial solar installation. 

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