Gold Coast Solar Power Solutions are specialists in commercial solar power systems having installed megawatts of solar power on the Gold Coast and South East Queensland over the years with hundreds of kilowatts being in the commercial sector.
Commercial Solar Power Benefits
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The Benefits Of Commercial Solar Power With Gold Coast Solar Power Solutions
Whatever your situation maybe we can arrange a site inspection of your premises and we will work with you to maximize the benefits of solar power; at the same time, we can perform an energy audit outlining areas where you can lower your energy consumption in practical, cost-effective measures.
Large Reductions on Electricity Bills with Commercial Solar Power
Most commercial properties are using a large proportion of their power during business hours. This type of power consumption is just perfect to benefit from commercial solar power as the power from the sun can go straight into offsetting this daytime power consumption. Why buy power from your electricity retailer when you could be producing it yourself?
This picture shows the power consumption in red, solar power used directly on the property in blue, and solar power that’s surplus to the requirements of the site in green. This is from a 300kW commercial solar power systems designed, supplied, and installed by Gold Coast Solar Power Solutions. This particular solar power system is installed on a warehouse roof with 834 x 360W solar panels that are optimized with SolarEdge optimizers.
As can be seen, the solar curve very neatly fits in the daytime power consumption pattern of this business, and nearly all the solar power is consumed directly on site. From the line graph at the top right, you can see the self-consumption on this day was 1.65 MWh. That’s 1,650 kWh of power that this business hasn’t had to purchase from the grid – at the current electricity price of $0.20 per kWh including GST these costs and savings would be as follows:
- 3,580kWh x 0.20c = $716 of power consumed during this time period (without solar)
- 1,650 kWh x 0.20c = $330 of solar power produced during the day*
- $716-$330 = $386 total power billed after solar power savings*
Isn’t that amazing! With a business such as an example above using a similar amount of power, every day of the year savings of around 40 – 50% can be expected every year on power bills. That is effectively saving the business around $120,000 per year or around $85,000 per year if power is consumed at this rate only on weekdays. What could an appropriately sized solar power system be saving you and your business?
*solar power production does fluctuate throughout the year. Some days would have lower solar power yields whilst other days would have higher solar power yields, especially over the long days in the summer months.
Insulate your business from the brunt of future electricity price hikes
If you think the savings mentioned in the example above are good just think about how the savings will increase when the price of electricity goes up? Over the last 3 years, the cost of electricity has risen around 40% nationally. If prices continue to rise at that alarming rate this business could be saving an additional $4500 per year on electricity bills in 3 years’ time? Are you and your business ready to cover that type of rising cost?
Reduce the carbon footprint of your business
What is your business’s carbon footprint? The carbon footprint of a business does include the carbon produced by the production of the electricity that you consume but is also made up of a lot more than just that; it also includes your business’s fuel use, waste, food, transport, etc. A commercial solar power system certainly does help in lowering the carbon footprint though, on average per 1 kW of solar power system installed you can expect 1500 kg or 1.5 tonnes of carbon emissions saved per year. So for our 20.09kW commercial solar power example above we could expect savings of 30135 kgs, which is a reduction of over 30 tonnes of carbon emissions per year!
Enhance your businesses “green” credentials and environmentally friendly image
Nothing says “green” like solar power panels. In our modern business environment your business’s “green credentials” can potentially make or break your important business deals. Why risk that when the benefits of commercial solar power for your business are so obvious?
Businesses & Commercial Properties Benefitting from Solar Power
Gold Coast Solar Power Solutions have helped a large number of businesses and commercial properties benefit from solar power. Check out some of the following examples: