THINKING OF GOING SOLAR IN YOUR BUSINESS?
Is Solar Right for You?
This depends on your business size, premises and power usage. Generally small to medium sized businesses can save by reducing grid usage, billed on a flat rate instead of demand rate, Although, you may be paying a higher rate per kWh, you’ll save money by avoiding demand charges.
Work out your needs
Working out the ideal system size for your business can be a complicated task. It is recommended to use the help an industry expert in this area. Generally, the size of your system will depend on how much power you need to run your equipment, space available on the roof, your investment budget. An industry expert with relevant knowledge and experience will be able to answer all your questions and help determine the right system size to you.
Once you have decided your system needs, receive quotes from different solar providers. This will help you not only compare the offers and warranties but will also help you understand the pricing applicable in the market. Ask as many questions as you can at this stage. Remember, commercial systems will attract on going maintenance costs unlike small residential systems.
Organize Government Rebates
The federal government rebate can be claimed by your solar provider, so you won’t have to do anything in this regard. However, you may not be entitled to claim the state government rebates as they are mostly restricted to residential systems. It is advisable to check with your solar provider all details before signing an installation contract with them.
Install Your System
Once all pre-installation approvals have been obtained you can simply go ahead with the installation. Most solar providers can complete the installation within a few days. Make sure that you confirm the CEC accreditation status of the installers before installation commences. You want to make sure who ever gets on your roof is fully qualified, experienced, accredited and fully insured.