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How to Fit Commercial Solar into Your Business Sustainability Plan

How to Fit Commercial Solar into Your Business Sustainability Plan

Climate change, soaring energy costs, and increased environmental consciousness – these are just a few reasons why many businesses are seeking sustainable alternatives for their energy consumption. In the pursuit of sustainability, commercial solar power offers a practical, cost-effective, and scalable solution.

Not only does it benefit the environment, but it can also lead to substantial savings on power bills. By incorporating commercial solar into your business sustainability plan, you’re taking a step towards a greener and more economically viable future.

At Kuga Electrical, we are the specialists in commercial solar, manufacturing and installing highly efficient and state-of-the-art solar systems that can help your business generate fast ROI.

Let’s go into detail on how your business can include commercial solar in your sustainability plan.

What is a Sustainability Plan?

A sustainability plan is a comprehensive outline the explains how a business will accomplish its sustainability goals over a particular time frame.

The main purpose of a sustainability plan is to integrate environmental, social, and governance factors (ESG) and sustainability principles throughout an organisation, across all business functions. Sustainability reports are produced annually to provide details on the organisation’s progress toward meeting the objectives laid out in the plan.

For instance, a goal made by Macquarie Group’s 2025 Sustainability Plan states that they’re hoping for “a 20% reduction in electricity use by FY2023 (from FY2014 baseline).”

Another example according to University of New South Wales’ (UNSW) Environmental Sustainability Plan 2022-20224 indicates that one of their key targets is to, “Achieve a NABERS Energy equivalent rating of 4* or above for 10 existing buildings by 2022.”

Each of these examples are the types of key targets your business can outline in your sustainability plan in order to develop a course of action to achieve these goals by a certain date.

The Importance of Assessing Solar Suitability

Before jumping into the world of commercial solar energy, it is essential to gauge the feasibility of implementing a solar system for your business. Here are some key aspects to consider:

Location

You should assess your facility’s geographic location and access to sunlight before applying commercial solar to your business sustainability plan. This includes considering factors like the roof orientation, potential shading, and local climate.

Roof conditions

You should also examine the structural integrity and design of your building’s roof. Is it strong enough to support a solar installation? Are any repairs or upgrades necessary before proceeding with a solar project? These are all important factors to keep in mind when including commercial solar in your sustainability plan.

Energy Consumption Patterns

Another necessary consideration is to analyse your business’s energy usage to understand the optimal solar system size. This can be determined by evaluating your monthly electricity consumption, peak demand, and any potential for future expansion.

Each of these considerations are a big part of what the team focuses on for each of our clients here at Kuga Electrical. In doing so, we can help you determine whether your business is suitable for commercial solar.

Contact us and book your FREE commercial solar feasibility report today to get real expert advice.

Securing the Funding for Your Solar Investment

Solar energy systems come with upfront costs that can be daunting, but financing options and incentives can make the investment more feasible. Here are a few strategies to finance your solar project:

Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs)

In a PPA, a third-party developer installs and owns the solar system, while your business purchases the generated electricity at a fixed rate. This option minimises upfront costs and provides a predictable energy bill. At Kuga Electrical, we offer solar PPA contracts to ensure that your business will have low-rate electricity for years onwards.

Solar Finance

You can obtain a loan from a financial institution or a specialised solar lender to cover the installation costs. We offer a selection of finance options depending on your company’s requirements, offering a financial term leniency of 3 to 20 years. Our major partners include Australian Sustainablity, Energy Ease, Lendfin, and Verdia. You also have the option to decide to pay for your commercial solar system through a rates notice, chattel mortage, or rental agreement. This allows you to pay off the investment over time and still benefit from immediate energy savings.

Government Incentives and Rebates

Local and federal governments often offer tax credits, rebates, or other incentives to encourage businesses to adopt solar energy. We can advise you on the different solar rebates your business can apply for including, Large-scale Renewable Energy Target (LRET) and Small-scale Renewable Energy Schemes (SRES). Take advantage of these programs and have a look at our commercial solar offers to help offset your initial investment.

Here’s to a Brighter Future with Commercial Solar Energy

Incorporating commercial solar into your business sustainability plan demonstrates your commitment to environmental stewardship, while also generating long-term cost savings. By assessing your facility’s solar suitability, securing funding, partnering with an experienced installer, and monitoring performance, you’re on the path to a more sustainable and economically viable future. Embrace the power of the sun and make a lasting, positive impact on the environment.

Engaging with the Right Solar Installation Experts

Kuga Electrical is here to help you make a positive impact on your energy efforts for your business. Our company has a solid track record of successful commercial solar installations, which are shown through our long list of testimonials from our expansive range of clients. We also offer a comprehensive service, supporting you throughout the entire process, from the design to our ongoing maintenance. Last of all, we’re upfront about all costs and potential fees, making sure you are fully transparent as to how much you have to pay.

The team here are dedicated to making your business’ energy solutions greener, faster, and smarter.

Speak to us today so we can understand your business’ energy situation and if possible, provide you with a low-cost, energy efficient, and sustainable commercial solar system.

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