Why Smart Commercial Solar?
Whether you’re looking to reduce energy costs, reach sustainability goals, modernise your organisation or all of the above, commercial solar is a smart investment for your business.
A solar system can reduce energy costs by 40-50% compared to grid energy rates, and a CapEx investment will deliver 5-year paybacks on an asset with a 30-year lifespan. Better yet, Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) can provide cash flow positive outcomes from day one, without any upfront capital expense.
Not only is commercial solar good for the bottom line; it’s one of the best ways your business can meet evolving consumer demands, increase its appeal to shareholders and attract and retain a satisfied workforce.
Our Process, Our Approach
With You All the Way
From analysis and feasibility through to construction and ongoing support, we’re here to ensure your business gets the most from its solar investment.
We know that there’s no one-size-fits-all approach to solar energy, which is why it’s our mission to understand your unique needs, business goals and investment criteria to deliver the best outcome possible.
You have three major finance options when investing in solar energy: CapEx, Power Purchase Agreement (PPA), and Lease.
Capital Expenditure can deliver the fastest return on investment and allow you to take ownership of all assets. This option is suitable for businesses with access to low-cost capital.
Power Purchase Agreement (PPA)
A Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) is a contract to purchase solar energy at a fixed rate, which is becoming an increasingly popular procurement method for several reasons. Not only do PPAs require no capital outlay, but they also remove the risks associated with owning and maintaining the solar system yourself.
A Solar Lease option removes the upfront capital requirement of a solar system and spreads the cost over 7-10 years. This option can deliver a cash flow positive outcome from day one.
No Upfront Costs
At Smart Commercial Solar, we work with several preferred funding partners that can structure finance options with no upfront cost, to deliver immediate savings to your business.
Commercial solar systems are designed on three key factors: energy consumption during the day, available roof or ground space, and what will drive strong financial returns.
We pride ourselves on gaining a thorough understanding of your energy needs so we can design a solar system that meets these three factors.
Ongoing Support to Ensure Your System Delivers
To perform at their best, solar systems can’t be a “set-and-forget” asset. Our Service Team actively monitors and audits over 1,000 systems in the field every day, to ensure they all meet their performance targets.
We send our customers detailed monthly reports that track the performance of their solar investment, which are backed by technical support and routine health checks.