Solar power is on the rise across Australia, with commercial installations leading the charge. Solar power offers numerous benefits to businesses, including more affordable energy prices, greater self-sufficiency, and access to a readily available back-up solution. There are also key environmental benefits, with the adoption of renewables leading to a better company reputation and a reduced carbon footprint.
Commercial solar panels, inverters, and batteries are available in a wide range of sizes and configurations, from relatively small 12kw systems through to 50kw systems, 100kw systems and beyond. It’s never been easier or more affordable to join together with thousands of other businesses across the country and take part in the solar power revolution.
Solar power adopted by more Australian businesses
, renewable energy generation is on the rise across Australia. While coal and other fossil fuels are still the dominant force, the amount of electricity generated by solar panels and wind turbines grew by more than 30 percent in 2018, and is now sitting at 12.6 percent of total generation. Despite healthy growth among households, Australian businesses are responsible for much of this growth. There was a massive 83 percent increase in the capacity of large-scale commercial solar installations in 2018, with 100kw solar systems and over put in this category. According to Analyst Marija Petkovic of Energy Synapse
Commercial solar panels and installations under 100kw also saw significant growth in 2018 at 25 percent, with residential installations growing by 17 percent. The vast majority of residential and commercial solar panels are connected to the national electricity grid, with people able to sell their excess power to electricity providers. While The Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) has had to implement new safety and control measures to direct the growing energy traffic moving up and down the country, the decentralisation of the energy grid has largely been welcomed. If you operate an Australian business, the installation of commercial solar panels can help to lower your energy bills and reduce your carbon footprint.
Elements of a commercial solar system
A commercial solar power system consists of different technologies designed to work together. All business systems include commercial solar panels and solar inverters, with a range of capacities and technologies available to suit your needs. Some businesses also install dedicated solar batteries so they can store electricity on their premises. While most businesses are happy to sell their excess power back to the grid, batteries can provide a reliable back-up solution and can also be useful in rural locations.
- Commercial solar panels include an array of photovoltaic solar cells designed to capture energy from the sun. These panels are available in a range of sizes and configurations, from relatively small 12kw systems through to 50kw systems, 100kw systems and beyond.
- Commercial solar inverters are designed to transform direct current into usable 240v alternating current. Without a dedicated inverter, the electricity generated by your solar panels is useless.
- Commercial battery packs are designed to store excess electricity on-premises. Batteries are not a critical component in commercial solar systems, and are only used by businesses who want a back-up or off-grid solution.
Commercial solar panels offer a number of benefits to businesses across Australia. Not only do they help you save money on electricity bills, they can also have a positive effect on your carbon footprint and business reputation. If you want to generate your own power and take control back from the electricity companies, please call the friendly team at Arise Solar today.