Commercial Solar Systems
Considering taking your commercial property’s utilities in a more renewable direction? Learn more about commercial solar systems and solar panels for your business.
Across Australia, more businesses than ever are making the choice to move toward solar energy for their business electric needs. What was once considered a niche solution has quickly risen in popularity for a variety of reasons:
- Solar energy is renewable, quickly paying back the initial cost in savings over time.
- Solar is environmentally-friendly - a great option to protect the climate and environment.
- Solar has become more accessible than ever due to increased policy allowance and advanced technology.
- Solar energy provides an instantaneous boost to your company’s brand recognition and reputation as a forward-thinking business.
Are you interested in moving toward commercial solar power and adding solar panels to your property? Read on to learn more about how solar systems operate in Australia, and how you can bring the benefits of renewable energy to your business with Total Solar Solutions Australia.
Financing A Commercial Solar System
Whether you need credit financing, payment plans or commercial loans, we can work with you to develop a personalised payment structure.
Despite the many benefits of moving toward commercial solar panels for your business, there is one element that causes hesitation for owners: the cost of installing a solar system. In order to help customers make their solar dreams a reality, Total Solar Solutions provides financing options to help.
Whether through credit financing, payment plans, or through the process of payment through a commercial loan, Total Solar Solutions Australia can work with you and your business to develop a personalised payment structure that allows you to install and implement your solar system while protecting your budget. Contact the Total Solar Solutions Australia team to learn more about payment and financing options.
The Commercial Solar Rebate (STCs vs. LGCs)
Across Australia, there are a variety of rebates and financial incentives for commercial clients that utilise a solar power system.
Across Australia, there are a variety of rebates and financial incentives for commercial clients that utilise a solar power system. If your solar system operates at 99 kW and under, you may benefit from the Small-Scale Technology Certificate (STC) rebate - an advance rebate payment that is calculated based on usage for the next 10 years of your solar system. A STC is typically applied to the upfront cost of installation.
If your system is larger, you can still enjoy a rebate with the Large-Scale Technology Certificate (LGC). This incentive is paid out over time, and you must both register as an accredited power station with the Australian Clean Energy Regulator, and track your usage carefully.
Regardless of the incentive you are eligible for, taking advantage of these rebates can help make renewable energy a possibility for your commercial business. A solar expert at Total Solar Solutions Australia can help you gain a better understanding of your incentive and rebate potential.
Solar Incentives for Businesses
With these incentives, your business is able to get a premium quality solar system without necessarily having any cash on hand.
In an economic stimulus package recently announced to assist Australian businesses withstand and recover from the economic impact of Covid-19, the instant asset write-off threshold has been increased from $30,000 to $150,000. The access has also been expanded to include businesses with aggregated annual turnover of less than $500 million (up from $50 million) until 30th June 2020.
This allows you to instantly asset write-off solar systems that cost less than $150,000 purchased this financial year, allowing your business to consider installing solar power for your premises.
Another incentive in place until 20th June 2021 is for backing business investment. This time-limited 15-month investment incentive accelerates depreciation deductions, and is available to all businesses with aggregated turnover of below $500 million.
For businesses that have an existing solar system, this is a perfect opportunity to expand or upgrade your system, or even to add a solar battery to your system.
It is recommended that you check with your accountant or a tax professional to determine if you are eligible for these incentives.
Once that is confirmed, get in touch with Total Solar Solutions to find a high quality solar system that suits your business needs.
Monitoring and Maintenance
Solar power systems are incredibly durable and long-lasting, which has helped them grow in popularity as a “set it and forget it” utility.
However, proper monitoring and maintenance is still recommended for every solar system. The CEC requires that all solar installers provide a recommended monitoring and maintenance schedule that helps consumers know what to expect from their new system and how they can ensure a long-lasting performance.
Total Solar Solutions and other solar installation companies will set up a six-month solar system “check up” to check on the solar panels, analyse usage, and clean or maintain the system as necessary. After two years, most companies will work with commercial clients on an as-needed basis to maintain solar panel efficiency and effectiveness.
Turn the Corner
Commercial premise – the business needed to remain open and operating while the solar system was being installed. We were required to attend and schedule the power shut down outside of business hours, so their clients were not adversely affected by the installation.Read More
Knox & District Woodworkers Club
As a community men’s group they wanted to engage a local company. As it is a council building there was additional requirement to provide proof of all licences and insurances. Installation was done over 2 days, with impending rain and no interruption to the group’s activities.Read More
Ready To Get Started With Solar?
What To Expect From Your Initial Installer Visit & Consultation
If you are ready to get started with bringing commercial solar solutions to your business, the first step is to schedule an initial consultation with an installation company. At Total Solar Solutions, our team of expert contractors will work with you to analyse your property and build an estimate for what solar system installation will look like for your business.
A typical installer consultation will include:
- Tour of your facility to determine installation location.
- Conversation about your business and the specific tariffs involved, as well as any service and ancillary charges that may be involved.
- Determination of the amount of solar power capacity your location requires.
- Arrangement of inspections for your site.
- Comparisons of current utility charges and what to expect when switching to solar.
As a leading commercial solar company in Melbourne, Total Solar Solutions Australia is ready to help you navigate the process of bringing solar panel solutions to your commercial property. If you are ready to learn more, contact the team at Total Solar Solutions Australia today to set up your initial consultation.