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Commercial Solar Panels - Hobart

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If you would like solar panels installed in your business, Solar Panels Hobart is there for you. In Hobart alone, there are approximately 50,000 businesses that collectively spend about $15 million dollars a day on electricity bills. If only 30% of these businesses installed solar power, they would save more than 4 million dollars a year! That is a lot of money going back into the local economy instead of being spent by utility companies who have no connection to or investment in the local community.
Commercial solar panels are economical for businesses because they help businesses save money and pay off their loans faster by lowering their electricity bill. The return on investment with commercial solar is often more than ten years which decreases day to day costs and helps a business plan for a stable future.


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    What are commercial solar panels?

    Commercial solar panels are panels that are designed to produce enough electricity for commercial use. Commercial solar can power restaurants, stores, office buildings and more.
    The size of commercial solar needed varies widely depending on the type of business, building structure/footprint, hours of operation and how much energy the business needs. It is important to get an experienced commercial solar installer like EnviroMission on board to make sure you are getting what you need for your business.

    What is needed to install commercial solar panels in Tasmania?

    Commercial solar needs a good flat space, which can be the roof of a building or some spare land. Typically you need an area that is 40-50 square meters with the right amount of sun exposure for about 8 hours during workdays. You will also need a structural engineer’s report if your building is older than ten years unless it is a brand new building with plans available for reference and use by EnviroMission. The “structural engineer” may not be from an actual engineering company, but more often, it comes from someone familiar with assessing structures for occupancy – such as a property manager or builder who has done this before.

    Government rebates for solar power users

    The Solar Credits Scheme is a great incentive for Australian businesses to use more solar power, but it’s on top of the rebate you can get from using solar power in the first place. This rebate will come directly from your state government and provide direct financial savings, just like householders on reduced electricity bills, thanks to their own commercial solar panels. To find out how much rebate you would receive, simply add up your annual energy consumption and contact your state’s Department of State Development, Business and Innovation.
    From 2010 to 2012, all states provided financial incentives to businesses that installed commercial solar panels, and this ranged between $500 and $2500 per kW depending on which state you were in. These rebates still hold today, so please follow up to see if you qualify for a benefit if you have recently installed commercial solar panels.

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    What are the benefits of installing solar panels in your commercial property?

    Commercial solar panels hold several benefits and not just financial ones. They allow your Hobart business to reduce its environmental footprint which is an important factor in maintaining a sustainable future.
    The government has also introduced the Solar Credits Scheme Act of 2010 to ensure all Australian businesses can benefit from clean, renewable energy such as commercial solar power. With this legislation, if you use more electricity than your business needs, then you will be able to sell it back to the grid for a profit. This is called net metering, and it is set out in detail on the Clean Energy Council website. It may sound complicated, but thankfully, there are companies that specialise in commercial solar panel installation that will handle everything for you.

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    What rebates are available in Tasmania?

    Businesses in Tasmania are not eligible for the federal government’s small scale renewable energy scheme or solar rebate, so check with your local state government to see if you qualify for a commercial solar rebate.
    This is an easy task as the State of Tasmania provides rebates for all commercial installations under 10kWp. The rebate is based on energy consumption (kWh) and works out at $3.30 per kWh. It also has to be said that there are no maximums or limitations in place limiting how much you can claim back when using commercial solar panels in Hobart.

    Why Choose Us?

    At Solar Panels Hobart, we prioritise the needs of our clients and provide a wide range of services that meet their individual needs. It doesn’t matter the size or nature of your business, we have an expert staff who will listen to you and design a solar power system based on what you need.
    In other words, if you want large-scale commercial installation services in Tasmania, we can help. We also have the skills and experience required to get the job done right if you want smaller installations for your shop windows or residential structures.
    Having been in the industry for over ten years, Solar Panels Hobart has gained a reputation as one of Tasmania’s best providers for small scale renewable energy solutions. We supply only high-quality products from leading manufacturers around the world.


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