A commercial solar system offers a range of benefits to your business.
Businesses are uniquely placed to make the most out of a commercial solar system because most business consume power during the day. Solar works best when it is consumed on site rather being exported to the grid.
Quick facts about our solar system
There are currently four size categories for commercial solar. The size your business need is determined by your energy requirements and the available installation space.
- 0 – 30kW
Mainly installed on smaller businesses and schools, these are treated similar to a residential system and qualify for upfront discounts via the Small-scale Technology Certificate (STC) scheme.
- 30kW – 100kW
Installed on mid-sized businesses, these systems still qualify for STCs and sometimes may need additional design and engineering work.
- 100kW plus
These systems don’t qualify for upfront discounts via STCs but instead use Large-scale Generation Certificates (LGCs) which apply a ‘rebate’ by calculating the amount of energy generated each year. Our team will help you through the LGC process.
- Over 250kW
Systems larger than 250kW are custom designed and assessed by our in-house designers and installation team.
We work closely with your team to complete all necessary distributor, retailer & council approvals for any system we design in advance of any installation.
Roof vs Ground Mount
Most commercial roofing can accommodate enough solar to offset/take the weight of a solar PV system. Structural engineering certificates can be organised for older roofs as required.
Installing a commercial solar system on a ground mount can be costly. The construction of the ground mounted structures adds to the cost of the build. However, the additional electricity generated (due to optimal orientation and mounting pitch) can mitigate these costs.
For businesses that require power in the evening, or protection from power cuts, battery storage is now a viable option. Once a very expensive investment, more and more commercial battery options are being introduced which are an affordable & reliable emergency power backup for your business.