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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

Choosing the right size solar system

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Choosing the right size system is a balancing act between three factors. There are many factors, but we think that they will fit into one of these three. Roof size Self explanatory hopefully… eventually you will run out of roof space. If the roof is at an angle of seven degrees or more, the panels can be installed ‘flat on roof’ and you will probably get about 1kW per 8m2. If the panels are on tilts, the space requirement will go to about 15 m2 per kW. You’ll also need […]

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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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Jun, 2014

The role of storage for PV systems

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Storage is a hot topic at the moment. It’s the new black, the new toy. The solar we see on rooftops, and 99% of all the solar in Australia is grid connect and has no storage functionality. Electricity is an instantaneous thing – use it or it’s gone. There are two main implications of this – firstly, you still buy power from the grid when solar electricity isn’t generated, or not enough (so you are still dependent on an electricity retailer) and secondly, because you’re generally not  paid well (or at all) for power that […]

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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

No pitching

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The State of Missouri in the USA is called the “Show Me” state. In 1899, Congressman Willaard Vandiver said  “Frothy eloquence neither convinces nor satisfies me. I’m from Missouri, and you have got to show me.” It stuck, and that has been their unofficial motto ever since. In that spirit, we want to SHOW you what solar will do for you, not just tell  you how amazing it is in general terms. So… you won’t hear us pitching solar. This may seem like a strange statement from a solar company […]

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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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Jan, 2014

The role of the Clean Energy Council (CEC)

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The CEC is the peak body representing Australia’s clean energy sector including solar, wind, bioenergy, geothermal, solar hot water, marine  energy and hydro. It is an industry association made up of more than 550 member companies operating in the fields of renewable energy and energy efficiency.

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Jan, 2014

Solar net metering explained (video)

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Solar Power in Australia has changed a bit over the last few years and while many states have had a variety of feed in tariffs, what we have almost universally now is a net feed in tariff, which is being demonstrated in this video.   The essence of a net feed in tariff is the relationship between your usage, and your solar production.

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Jan, 2014

The Solar Business Case – the essence of what commercial solar power will do for you

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The Solar Business Case (SBC) is a customised document that outlines the financial proposition of solar for your business. It is, in essence, an overview of how solar power works and a detailed financial model based on a range of factors we take into account to make a financial proposition as “real life” as possible.

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