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Jan, 2016

Gidginbung Solar Farm shortlisted by ARENA

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Epho Pty Ltd Press Release (Sydney, Mon. 18th Jan. 2016) Gidginbung Solar Farm has been shortlisted by the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) as part of the $100m large-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) competitive round. The 15MWdc Gidginbung Solar Farm was successfully shortlisted by ARENA to submit a Full Application as part of an important initiative to drive the increase of large-scale solar PV by 200 MW across Australia. The Gidginbung Solar Farm is located just outside Temora in Central Western NSW and this location was chosen because of its very […]

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Jul, 2015

Solar Suitability Analysis for the Better Buildings Partnership

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Epho is selected by the City of Sydney to carry out Solar Suitability Analysis for the Better Buildings Partnership (Sydney, June 2015) Epho Pty Ltd, a leading developer of turn-key commercial solar power systems and engineering consulting firm for businesses across Australia, has secured the contract to assess the suitability for solar power of about 60 commercial and public sector buildings for the Better Buildings Partnership (BBP, http://www.betterbuildingspartnership.com.au/ ) across the City of Sydney. The BBP represents a number of Sydney’s leading commercial and public sector landlords, including founding members; […]

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May, 2015

Mildura Information Session – 18th June 2015

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Epho is pleased to host an event on Thursday June 18, 2015 between 8am and 9:30am as an introduction to solar power for businesses. You can book by completing the form below, or emailing s.gordon@epho.com.au or calling Stuart Gordon on 0424 225 097 The session is NOT a sales pitch. It is an information session designed to give you insight into solar for business, so you can decide if it will work for you. Topics covered will be: When solar works How to predict the savings from solar The expected […]

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Feb, 2015

Epho welcomes new investors onboard

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Epho successfully secures additional international strategic investors to further expand its commercial solar power business across Australia (Sydney, Berlin, Jan 2015) Epho Pty Ltd, a leading developer of turn-key commercial solar power systems for businesses across Australia, has secured additional strategic investors, who will provide equity finance to fund the further growth of the company. The two investors are the companies Saferay and ib vogt, both with headquarters in Berlin, Germany. Saferay and ib vogt are major, highly successful global developers and EPC companies of utility-scale solar power plants. The […]

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Sep, 2014

Webinar replay: is solar power right for your business?

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In this webinar which was held by the NSW Business Chamber on 9th September 2014, Oliver Hartley covers why solar works well for businesses, some typical outcomes from an investment in solar power, and what to look for in a supplier. Get our guide here to see more  examples and a buyer checklist.        

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Sep, 2014

Derisking investment in commercial solar power

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All investments carry risks, and often that goes hand in hand with the rewards. With solar power, our goal is to analyse your situation, predict the savings and benefit from solar, install the system, and manage the ongoing performance of the system. In short, our goal is to maximise and stabilise your returns. We call this derisking. Derisking is a term used commonly in investments and venture capital. When investing in a business, it is the process of identifying and eliminating risks from all sources – internal and external – […]

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Sep, 2014

Get the Guide to Commercial Solar Power

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Please fill in the form to get the guide. The guide is high quality information covering a range of important information to help you choose if solar is right for your business, what it will do for you, what it will cost, and how to choose a supplier. Please enter your details and you’ll be emailed a link to our Guide to Commercial Solar Power which includes financial examples, checklists, and everything you need to help decide if solar power will work for you. Contents for the Guide to Commercial […]

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Aug, 2014

Bad modelling v good modelling for solar

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There’s two main functions we carry out day in, day out. One is installing solar. Before that, though, we talk to people about solar. A lot of people. Mostly the direction we like to head is to show people what solar will do for them. This is a financial projection that takes into account a range of factors. You can read about those here. This note is about the most common error we see in other people’s proposals. A good model reflects reality and helps people make good decisions. A […]

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Aug, 2014

Will solar power work if you’re a tenant?

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An ideal candidate for solar is someone with a nice big roof, who owns the property they work in, and is consuming a large amount of power. And they’re fed up with paying so much for power. Every now and then we talk to these people. More often, we talk to people who meet some of these criteria but not all. Sometimes solar will work for them and sometimes not. Part of the equation might be missing. A scenario that we hear often is that people are “just renting, so […]

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Jul, 2014

Why your power bill matters when we discuss a Solar Business Case

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There is huge variability in power prices, and we’ll explain why this matters so much. Video – will solar power work for your business? An example of a 50kW system Often when we talk to people about solar they say “sure, send me a quote” or “how much is a 50kW system?”.  We understand why people ask – they want to have a feel for their investment level and to compare one supplier against another. However, there’s a bigger question. What will a 50kW, or a 100kW  – or any […]

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Jul, 2014

The RET Review – what does it mean for solar customers?

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    Update 23rd September 2014:  The RET Review was delivered around 4 weeks ago now, and the industry has been expecting a response “any day now” which could be a game changer. It seems that the desire to cancel or limit the scheme has run into a high level of resistance with political opposition, bolstered by public support for solar. So, the outcome is even more uncertain. There are now TV campaigns and media campaigns to help the cause, and rallies due to kick off around the country.  ___ […]

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Mar, 2014

Video Webinar Replay: Practical guide to paying less for your energy

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A recent webinar by David West from Energetics hosted by the NSW Business Chamber (25th March 2014) covered in some detail how to negotiate a better power rate for yourself. It explains the difference between large sites and small sites (based on overall consumption) and how each is charged. This has a direct relevance for solar and it is a starting point for understanding how solar power will assist your business.      

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Mar, 2014

Spot the difference: The difference between a commercial solar specialist and a generalist.

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90% of the solar market in Australia has been residential, and there are a large number of companies established to support that industry. As a result, these companies also wish to ‘step up’ and install larger systems in the 20-100 kW area. But being good at installing residential solar demands a different

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