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18th May 2017

Does Solar Benefit Business?

Today’s industries are demanding more and more energy to operate. Even when machinery is becoming more efficient by the day, the world’s population is ever increasing and so is our demand for electricity. In Australia, as in many parts of the world, this electricity is mainly produced by coal fired power stations.

Solar technology has come in leaps and bounds in the last decade, becoming far more efficient and accessible, thereby driving down cost of manufacture. As you might have noticed on your drive to work or walk to the milk bar, many households have adopted solar power systems to offset their dependency on mains electricity, and even sending their solar power generated into the grid for others to use.

Businesses stand to benefit from solar energy even more than households for the primary reason that most businesses operate during the day; the time when the solar systems are producing power.

How do I benefit?

Small and medium businesses are often paying high rates for electricity, sometimes as high as $0.30 per kilowatt hour! To put that in perspective, a kilowatt hour (kWh) is quite simply using 1 kilowatt of energy for an hour. So if you have an air conditioner that uses 1 kilowatt of energy to run, and run it for an 8 hour work day, that has just cost you around $2.40. Use that for all three months of summer (call it 13 weeks, therefore 65 business days) and your singular air conditioner has cost your business $156 at a minimum!

That’s just one air conditioner, most business have more than one standard air conditioner. Now factor in lighting, computers, servers, machinery, water heaters…. Suddenly, this all seems to be adding up! But there is a solution to help offset these ever rising costs, and the solution lies in the use of green technology.

Whilst larger scale businesses often pay much lower rates for their electricity, they can still definitely benefit from solar system installations by helping them achieve their environmental impact reduction goals. Especially when fleet vehicles are involved. Combining a solar system with the upgrade of company cars to plug-in hybrids or fully electric cars, fuel costs and vehicle emissions can be significantly reduced.

Heuch Solar Systems

Heuch have a team of CEC (Clean Energy Council) accredited Solar System designers and installers to get you up and running with your system. Whether it’s reducing outgoing costs, reducing your business’ carbon footprint or empowering remote communities to keep infrastructure and logistic costs down; we can tailor a solar package to suit your requirements.

Heuch have always been renowned for quality service and installations, and our solar team continue this legacy of quality and reliability from protype to installation. We handle the process from start to finish, principally installing “Tier 1” panels and accessories. We also utilise monitoring software to make sure your business benefits fully from generated power; and apply for any available rebates or incentives on your behalf to keep capital investments to a minimum. Typical projected returns on investment range between 3-5 years.

What happens next?

Once your system is up and running, it’s business as usual! Typically, the “cost” of a system is paid for by the savings you will make on your previous electricity expenditure. And the whole package can be installed and running without costing your business any downtime. It is that simple!

Is it time to let your customers know that you’re a green operating company?

Are you ready to start saving money?

If you answered yes, simply contact us for an obligation free consultation.