Reduce your energy spend and get rid of bill shock.

With commercial electricity prices consistently on the rise, companies are paying increasingly higher prices to power their facilities. On top of this, the power many companies are buying is dirty. So, with the upward pressure companies face to become (and stay) green, they are forced to investigate alternative power supplies. This search for the holy grail of staying green and powering facilities all whilst ensuring as little expense as possible, is often tainted by the upfront and ongoing costs as well as hassles of investing in a whole new power system. It is then put in the "too hard basket" and the business is back to square one.

Why SolarCloud?

We look at each business’ premises holistically and determine how they can best save energy, reduce wasteful consumption and reduce the cost they pay for that energy. We make every effort to use environmentally friendly technology but most importantly making it bottom line friendly.

Here are some of the ways SolarCloud can help businesses reduce their energy spend:

  • Replacing all current lighting with energy efficient LEDs – not only will they look better, but they will also aid in reducing your energy bill
  • Power Factor Correction – PFC systems increase the efficiency of power supply, delivering immediate cost savings on electricity
  • Voltage Optimisation – this will allow businesses to reduce supply voltage for their site’s equipment
  • Entering into a Solar Power Purchase Agreement (SPPA) – Everyone knows that solar is good for the environment and much cheaper than dirty power, but no one wants to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars installing a solar system. Businesses can get all the benefits of solar without any upfront capital expenditure, ongoing maintenance or monitoring with a SolarCloud PPA

What are the benefits of a SolarCloud PPA?

How do businesses get started with a SolarCloud PPA?

What options do businesses have when looking to invest in solar?

When investing in solar power for your business, there a number of options available. While SolarCloud and what it (as a company) stands for is underpinned by PPAs, we can still provide our customers with the option to purchase their solar power system outright or even lease it through a Solar Rental Option.

Let's look at the pros and cons of each to help you to decide which option is right for your business:

Outright Purchase

Pros

Green power

100% of the savings come to you

You own the system from day 1

Cons

Large Capex

Continual Opex

Deciding on the right equipment

Panels will need to be cleaned twice per year

Choosing a quality and trustworthy installer

Very little buying power

Monitoring require - is the system performing correctly? Is it the cloudy weather? Have one or more inverters failed?

Inverters have a 10-year warranty - this means you need to allow an additional 12-17% of your initial cost to replace ALL inverters in year 11 and 21

You need someone with solar expertise to know what the system is doing and what it should be doing

Solar Rental Option

Pros

Green power

100% of the savings come to you

The system is yours at the end of the lease

Cons

Monthly payments

Interest eats into your savings

Set monthly payment amounts even when the system produces 42% of total during the winter months

Panels will need to be cleaned twice per year

Continual Opex

Deciding on the right equipment

Choosing a quality and trustworthy installer

Very little buying power

Monitoring require - is the system performing correctly? Is it the cloudy weather? Have one or more inverters failed?

Inverters have a 10-year warranty - this means you need to allow an additional 12-17% of your initial cost to replace ALL inverters in year 11 and 21

You need someone with solar expertise to know what the system is doing and what it should be doing

Power Purchase Agreement (PPA)

Pros

No Capex

Immediate ROI

We only use Grade A (or Tier 1) technology as we need and want the system to perform perfectly for the length of the contract

No Opex

It is Tax Deductible as you are simply buying energy

Greater Buying Power

24/7 Monitoring

All inverters are replaced when necessary at no cost to the client

The system is your at the end of the agreed term

No bill shock

Green Power

Set your overheads for the long term

Flat price of 2% of CPI increases subject to agreement

Cons

Part of your savings goes to the PPA Provider (SolarCloud)

You will be required to pay out agreement if you move or set your business

SolarCloud operates an Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC) registered scheme (ARSN: 612098110) allowing you to invest in solar panels for a financial return. SolarCloud is a member of the Australian Solar Council and all our installers are Clean Energy Council members. All investments must be made on the form of application form included in the Product Disclosure Statement, a copy of which is available here.

All prices shown are in AUD (Australian dollars) unless stated otherwise.