Summer 2020: Time to switch to solar energy!

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Spring is here, summer is just on its way and businesses are all now allowed to reopen as long as they comply with COVID-19 safety guidelines. Although first steps into the ‘New Normal’ may be unsteady for a number of businesses in Australia impacted by the lockdowns, keeping expenses down can help them stay the course. And with the longer days these next few months, the time is ripe for businesses to switch to solar power.

Rooftop solar generation systems are worthwhile investments, especially for businesses that want to improve their bottom-line. We’re here to get the most top-of-mind enquiries answered, in case you wanted to sign up soon and maximise the warmer weather.

What are the benefits of a PV system?

Saving on energy expenses is invaluable to any business owner, but during a pandemic when economic activities have been dampened by restrictions and lockdowns, it becomes downright essential to helping businesses bounce back. A solar power system assists businesses with that.

Aside from the financial rewards of getting connected to solar power, businesses can also look forward to decreasing their carbon footprint because solar is a clean and sustainable energy source. A bonus that accompanies this is that Australians are becoming more concerned about sustainability and are willing to support businesses and brands that inhabit environmentally-conscious practices.

Why should a business switch to solar energy now?

Beyond the fact that Australia’s spring and summer make these the ideal seasons for solar generation, the government is offering renewable power incentives to eligible small businesses that install small-scale renewable energy systems.

Meanwhile, bigger companies may also be eligible for incentives with large-scale generation certificates (LGCs) through the LRET (Large-scale Renewable Energy Target).

There’s also the instant asset tax write-off where eligible companies can get an immediate deduction for the cost of an asset, like a PV system for instance, during the year it is first used or installed. If you install your solar system between now until 31 December 2020, the threshold amount for each asset is now $150,000.

How much does it cost to shift to solar power?

Admittedly, this may be a considerable cost initially, but prices for rooftop solar energy systems are going down especially as technology improves. Leading Edge Energy can connect businesses with the top solar providers in Australia to get better deals on a system that can support the requirements of their commercial activities.

In the end, with government incentives, better deals, and the capability to produce one’s own electricity, this is a cash-flow positive move for businesses.

What we do when a business consults us for a solar system 

When a business consults with Leading Edge Energy for their solar energy requirements, we go through an entire holistic process. Our Energy Experts will assess the business’ site and electricity consumption, analyse their data, specify requirements for the system’s design, and request for tenders. By taking these steps, we help the client make a confident and data-driven investment.

If the client chooses to proceed with the switch to solar energy, the Energy Experts remain involved, helping the business monitor and manage their solar power system, ensuring that it is working properly for the life of the system and as long as the client wishes to engage Leading Edge Energy’s services.

Thinking of including solar power in your business’ energy mix?

Want to save on 2020 electricity prices? Switching to solar energy this summer is a good place to start. We can make the process easier for you. Our Energy Experts can take you through the steps and help you procure your own commercial solar generation system. Or maybe you want to learn about the other ways we can help you save money on your electricity or natural gas bills? Get in touch with us at 1300 852 770 or and we’ll see how we can assist you in becoming more energy-efficient.

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