Commercial Solar System Options and Costs

Commercial solar system technology is improving all the time, with businesses large and small choosing to adopt a range of solar power solutions. The Australian commercial sector has seen the increased adoption of solar power over recent years, with Brisbane and Queensland leading the charge. In order to meet the demands of modern businesses, many commercial solar companies offer large-scale installations, industry safeguards, and responsive support networks.

Advantages of commercial solar power

Businesses across Australia are choosing to adopt large-scale solar power solutions in order to save money and reduce their carbon footprint. With energy costs rising all the time and climate change continuing to impact critical natural environments, there’s never been a better time to join the solar power revolution.

While the Australian energy grid is mostly reliable by global standards, it is also very expensive. Commercial solar installations are a great way to reduce your energy bills and provide your business with a reliable power solution that can be scaled as you grow and diversify over time.

Commercial solar system sizes and configurations

Commercial solar installations don’t have to be complex, with most large-scale systems using the same base technology as residential solar systems. The smallest commercial systems are generally above 10 KW, with 50 KW and 100 KW systems recommended for medium and large businesses.

While photovoltaic solar panels are essential for capturing energy from the sun, an inverter will also be needed to convert the energy into usable 240 V DC current. Commercial solar companies have the expertise and experience needed to match solar panels with inverters and other equipment.

Commercial solar Brisbane incentives

Brisbane and the entire state of Queensland is the perfect place for a solar power installation. The sunshine state has some of the hottest and sunniest weather in Australia, along with access to leading solar power providers and attractive lead-in tariffs. While there is an initial outlay for a solar power system, the two primary solar incentives available from the government help to offset these costs.

  • Feed-in tariffs are created when power is generated and transferred to the shared energy grid. These tariffs are very attractive in Queensland, with the state government recently announcing that it would introduce a voluntary opt-in time-varying feed-in tariff to regional parts of the state.
  • Small-scale Technology Certificates (STCs) are rebates offered on the installation of a solar power or solar hot water system. The price per certificate depends on the STC zone, with most of rural and north Queensland in zones 1 and 2 and the south-east corner in zone 3.

If you’re looking for a commercial solar system provider you can trust, please reach out to the friendly team at Arise Solar today.