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Commercial Solar Solutions

1. How Does It Work?

Solar power works by converting light from the sun into electricity.

When you install solar panels on the roof of your business, they capture sunlight during the day and convert it into a direct current (DC). The inverter receives this DC and converts into an alternate current (AC), the electricity your business is powered with. Solar panels provide a great, environmentally-friendly electricity alternative.

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Consultation
During the consultation, we’ll conduct an energy assessment for your business. This will help us determine the best solar solution.
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Approval
Before we install the system, we need to get approval. This approval is similar to an approval from a council, and the green light is needed before work can begin.
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Installation
Once the approval has been confirmed, we can install the system.
We’ll pick an installation date that’s convenient for your business.
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Contact
After the installation is complete, we’ll contact the power network to let them know. In some cases, we provide a report detailing the installation to the network.
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Network
In the final step, the power network will send someone to your business to reprogram your power metre. Congratulations, now you're using solar power!
2. Our Philosophy

The GI Energy philosophy for commercial energy reduction:

When adopting an energy reduction strategy for your business its important to ensure the company you engage has the correct level of knowledge and experience to design a strategy that covers all bases. We have broken down a basic strategy for you here:

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Sizing a solar array for a residential property is a relatively straightforward process. We can use power bills and information provided by the customer to understand their usage and correctly size a system. For commercial customers the process is more in depth. We assess the power bills to understand the tariffs and charges that affect the invoice value. Using data provided by the network owner, or by metering software installed, we then analyse the consumption profile in detail. We then use brand new industry leading software to build an accurate and in depth consumption analysis and profile, which provides a precise report for every individuals site with regards to how they use power. This report includes a breakdown of daily and monthly consumption patterns, peak power use times, base load information, seasonal fluctuations and all other variable factors that simply cannot be determined effectively or accurately with any other software or by simply looking at a power bill and hours of operation.

Once we have this detailed consumption profile completed we analyse the appliances and equipment that are using power for the business and seek ways to reduce the base load, or peak power before sizing the solar system. There are several ways we can help reduce power consumption before installing a solar system. Often, these simple changes will result in a smaller, and therefore more cost effective solar array. Most companies are not aware of these additional saving methods and will simply design a solar array based on current usage, which will often be larger than necessary due to the correct level of care not being taken before sizing the array.

We will then analyse the tariffs and retailer the customer is currently purchasing power through. Its likely there are additional tariffs / retailers available that will help save more money after the energy saving strategy is implemented. Once again, we have the experience dealing with small to large-scale energy retailers and understand what is available for our customers. This can be daunting experience and is something that without vast industry knowledge can be difficult to navigate. GI Energy offers this service at no cost and no obligation for customers when creating an energy savings strategy.

The next step is to analyse the existing infrastructure including roof areas, ground mount locations, mains feed to site, main and sub switch boards and other infrastructure that can affect the efficiency and feasibility of a solar energy installation.

Now we have the full picture in terms of what is needed, and what can be installed effectively we would move to creating a solar energy production profile for our customers. We create the solar energy production profile using the geographical location of the business, roof or ground mount orientation and tilt angle, shade analysis, products used all other variable factors to create a detailed and accurate production profile. This profile can then overlap the consumption profile to provide an accurate solar utilisation report. This report gives us the exact amount of solar energy that will be used on site, and allows us to create a precise report in order to determine the financial case for the proposed strategy.

In additional to this we also understand the business case for energy saving strategies and will incorporate tactical finance options, which are often subsided, into this energy assessment. There are several ways to fund an energy reduction strategy. At GI Energy we understand you are searching for solutions that will save your business money, rather than cost money. With this in mind we can almost always design a strategy that is cash flow positive from day one, often with zero capital down.

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3. Benefits Of Solar

Searching for a way to reduce energy costs, without additional expense to your business?

Government rebates available

Large Government Rebates still available for small and large businesses.

Reduce your energy costs & carbon footprint

Solar power is better for the environment than other forms of electricity.

Extraordinary return on investment.

High energy costs coupled with large Government rebates makes a solar investment extremely attractive.

Low-rate assisted finance available

Our financial partners have a variety of low-rate assisted plans.

Low maintenance investment

Solar energy provides a low maintenance, high return investment platform.
3. Benefits Of Solar

Searching for a way to reduce energy costs, without additional expense to your business?

Government Rebates Available
Large Government Rebates still available for small and large businesses.
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Reduce your energy costs & carbon footprint
Solar power is better for the environment than other forms of electricity.
Extraordinary return on investment
High energy costs coupled with large Government rebates makes a solar investment extremely attractive.
Low-rate
assisted finance
available
Our financial partners have a variety of low-rate assisted plans.
Low maintenance investment
Solar energy provides a low maintenance, high return investment platform.
4. Rebates

Government Solar Rebates Explained

There are basically three different Government rebates available. The one that applies to you will depend on your individual circumstances as explained to the right. If you’re unsure about how the Government rebates work, there’s no need to worry. GI Energy will make this process as easy as possible for you. We have a team ready to prepare, complete, and submit all the necessary paperwork for you!

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Small-scale Technology Certificates (STCs)

Government rebates are designed to help Australia reach our target of having 20% of all energy generations come from a clean energy source by the year 2020. STCs are available for solar power systems that are 99.9kW or less. STCs are provided as an upfront subsidy, and the number of certificates awarded per solar power system will depend on where your home or business is located, as well as how large the system is you choose to install. Australia is mapped into five different zones, with each zone receiving a differing amount of sunlight each day. Installations in zones that receive more sunlight will be eligible for more certificates. In addition, larger systems also receive more certificates, and therefore a higher rebate.

Large-scale Generation Certificates (LGCs)

Like STCs, LGCs are designed to help Australia reach it’s clean energy goal by 2020. Businesses who install a solar power system that is 100kW or larger, will eligible for LGCs. Unlike STCs that are available as an upfront subsidy, LGCs are provided as ongoing payments. For every 1MWh of renewable electricity generated, you’ll be eligible for one LGC.

Grid Feed in Tarrifs

Grid feed in tariffs are different again. This is a rate that’s paid for any electricity that’s fed back into the electricity grid from a renewable source, such as your home or business’ solar panel system. In Australia, grid feed-in tariffs are run by individual states, so the specific arrangement will be different depending on your premises location. These feed in tariffs are also not available for every system. The size of the system as well as its location will determine if you are eligible for any feed in tariff.

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5. Our Packages

What type of system do you need?

Minimal Power Use
6kW - 15kW
Recommended System
  • Average Power Use

    20kW – 100kW per day

  • Average annual Power Cost

    $4260 - $14,400

Low - Medium Use
20kW - 50kW
Recommended System
  • Average Power Use

    101kW – 280kW per day

  • Average Annual Power Cost

    $14500 - $34,000

Medium – High Use
51kW – 99kW
Recommended System
  • Average Power Use

    281kW – 1000kW per day

  • Average Annual Power Cost

    $34500 - $116,556

Large Power Use
100kW+
+ ongoing energy reduction support
  • Average Power Use

    Over 1000kW per day

  • Average Annual Power Cost

    $150,000+

5. Our Packages

What type of system do you need?

We tailor each package to suit your needs. Contact Our Team Today

6. Why Choose GI Energy?

We don’t just preach customer service.

Exceptional ongoing care and after-sales support is our priority
Serving happy customers in Australia since 2011
We supply market leading products and warranties
Long-term Clean Energy Council accredited installers
Tailored systems and system monitoring to suit your needs
Structured renewable investments to suit individual needs
See what some of our clients had to say.

Don’t take our word for it!

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The install went very well and Paul and Daniel worked constantly and efficiently through the time they were here. They were courteous and polite at all times. I am happy to commend, and to recommend them, for the work they performed.
Tony & Lisa Shaw
Green Incentive are a company where what they say actually happens and happens within the time frame specified. The Solar system is of a high quality with installation second to none. We were extremely happy with the entire process and would highly recommend green incentives.
Trent & Emma
Murwillumbah, ACT - Canberra
The whole process was quick and easy to set up and now on our way to great savings. Thanks
Cara Paull
Curra, Queensland
Well planned by the sales rep. The installation was very professional and timely. Will recommend this company to my friends and family without reservation.
Greg Howell
Eli Waters, QLD

Commercial Projects

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Council Facilities Set To Go Green In February | GI Energy

Western Down Regional Council Project

Government & Council, 515kW
Harbourside

Harbourside

Engineering, 99.64kW
Hobson Engineering

Hobson Engineering

Engineering, 187.92kW
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7. Finance

Strategic Renewable Energy Finance Available

If capital purchase is not an option then our commercial clients will usually use one of these three options for finance: Commercial Rental, Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) or Equipment finance.

Power Purchase Agreement

A Power Purchase Agreement is a solar power specific finance term that allows customers to pay off their solar power system over a term by purchasing power from the installed array.

Commercial Rental

GI Energy partners with Energy Ease for commercial rentals. Energy Ease offers terms of up to ten years, and a commercial rental may provide attractive tax benefits for customers.

Equipment Finance

For equipment finance loans, GI Energy partners with NAB, who offers a 0.7%pa discount from the standard finance rate. The subsidised rate is made available through the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC).

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