At GI Energy we offer a full turnkey solution for commercial clients who are looking for ways to reduce power bills. There are many things you can do to reduce the carbon footprint and cost of energy for your business; a commercial solar array is just one of them. After performing an in depth energy assessment we almost always find that solar energy offers an attractive investment, with positive returns for clients operating in a broad range of industries. For more information on how we assess your needs please see our commercial philosophy.
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At GI Energy we offer a full turnkey solution for commercial clients who are looking for ways to reduce power bills. There are many things you can do to reduce the carbon footprint and cost of energy for your business; a commercial solar array is just one of them. After performing an in depth energy assessment we almost always find that solar energy offers an attractive investment, with positive returns for clients operating in a broad range of industries. For more information on how we assess your needs please see our commercial philosophy here.
At GI Energy we spend time to explore every individual customers needs, and tailor a specific energy solution for each client, based on what they actually require for their home. This is a vast difference to the industry standard offering of a generic solar panel solution for every customer who walks through the door. We understand that every customer has different energy habits, budgets, expectations and lifestyles that need to be considered before designing a suitable solution. With this in mind, GI Energy can offer any solar panel or inverter available globally, at extremely competitive pricing.
In addition to commercial and residential grid connect systems we also offer a wide range of hybrid systems. A hybrid system allows you to be remain fully grid connected, with a solar and battery system installed to offset as much of your energy costs as possible. In addition, we can also supply an Emergency Power Supply (EPS) system which will provide electricity to your home or business in the event of a power cut. For businesses who experience revenue loss due to power cuts we can install a system designed to supply power to critical loads during blackouts, ensuring the core business activities can still be attended to until grid power returns. Hybrid systems offer a great way to offset as much of your power bill as possible, while remaining grid connected and protected at all times.
For areas where grid power is not cost effective or available, GI Energy offers turnkey solutions for fully stand alone solar solutions. Designing an off-grid solutions starts with a deep understanding of our customers load profile and expectations for their power use. Unlike a standard grid connect or hybrid system, there is no grid power to rely on for times where increased demand may be required, or where you experience poor weather for extended periods. This is why it is so important to design a system with the correct level of autonomy. It is also important the electrical plan for the premises is well thought out and efficient, ensuring the load is as minimal as possible. Typically, we would also install a small stand by generator designed to automatically kick in when your battery storage reaches critical levels. The whole process starts with a questionnaire we have designed to gain an understanding of your individual requirements. Please contact us now to find out more.
LED lighting offers up to 90% more efficient lighting, with maintenance schedules extended by up to 500%. For some businesses this can mean a drastic reduction in both electricity and maintenance costs. If your business relies on fluorescent lighting, hi bay lighting, HID retail or security lighting then it may be very easy and cost effective to install a LED alternative with return on investment figures as high as 84% in year one. LED lighting technology has evolved exponentially in the last ten years and now offers a very reliable way of efficiently illuminating almost any premises. There are still some limitations with LED lighting and the correct level of care needs to be taken before installation a new lighting system. At GI Energy we can create detailed and accurate lighting simulations using market leading lighting software. This will ensure your new and improved lighting system meets health and safety lighting standards, as well as ensures sufficient level of visible light for your business.
For residential and commercial customers with an existing solar pv system, we can provide system upgrades, including adding extra solar panels or the inclusion of a battery system. As battery technology becomes more affordable Australians are purchasing battery storage systems in record numbers. Many Australians purchased a small solar pv system between 2008 and 2012 when large feed in tariffs were available. With these feed in tariffs now expired or approaching expiration, these existing systems can usually be upgraded to a larger system including a battery back up.
Twenty years ago engaging a health and safety officer, or out-sourcing this task to a health and safety expert, was typically not deemed necessary for small – medium businesses. Now, due to changes in Australian law, almost every industry has this requirement. In a similar trend, we are entering an age where energy needs are changing rapidly, and business of any size should have someone to turn to for advice on how to manage electricity costs and consumption. The way we are being invoiced for energy has changed dramatically, with many customers having up to 17 separate charges making up the complete invoice value for the electricity needs. You can be penalised for peak demand or power losses, the fixed cost portion of the invoice is rising fast and the traditional kWh charge can sometimes only represent 15% of the overall cost of power. At GI Energy we offer a service, which is often free of charge, to assess your energy needs, and compile reports of how to manage this cost.
At GI Energy we offer a range a monitoring solutions for power consumption and solar energy production. The software we use delivers a way to accurately track your power use, which provides an understanding of exactly how your home or business uses electricity. This can provide valuable data to help reduce costs. The solar energy monitoring will also track and report your solar arrays performance. In addition the solar monitoring will also closely monitor your performance and send an email to both the client and our technical team if the system is ever under-performing or in the event of a system failure.
A solar panel works by allowing photons, or particles of light, to knock electrons free from atoms, generating a flow of electricity. If the glass on your solar panels collects too much dirt or debris, it can cause a dramatic loss of efficiency, due to photons not being able to penetrate through the glass as easily. Some solar arrays can continue to perform at a very high level of efficiency for many years after initial installation. In other situations, it may be necessary to organise a solar panel clean as often as every six months. Areas where there is a high level of dust or pollution may require more frequent cleaning.
For locations with extreme conditions GI Energy can provide a pre-applied molecule to molecule coating for solar panels which creates a non stick surface for glass. In addition it also keeps the surface cleaner for longer, allowing UV to pass through the glass without any interference. We also offer a solar panel cleaning service where we will clean your panels and provide a report detaining before and after efficiency results. This clean will also act as a ‘health check’ for your system as we will check to make sure everything is still working as it should.
Investing in solar energy provides quick returns. If installed correctly, your array will also have a long lifespan; solar panels have a 25-year linear efficiency warranty. Installing solar panels for your home or business is a long-term energy reduction strategy. While the asset is generally regarded as a very low maintenance investment, its important to acknowledge a well maintained solar array equals a consistently high performing solar array. Engaging GI Energy to perform regular maintenance checks on your system will provide ongoing support to continually ensure your system is performing to its maximum efficiency. For large commercial systems it is imperative to have a maintenance plan in place.
At GI Energy we understand a solar investment is something you will rely on for many years. We also understand that the energy industry in a fast changing market place and can be confusing at times. Not all of our clients are energy or solar experts. With this in mind, all of our residential and commercial customers are provided with a lifetime service guarantee. We will be there to support you, answer your questions, and solve any problems you’re having with your solar system.
Installing solar energy and LED lighting systems is a great way to save money and reduce your carbon footprint. There may also be other ways you can reduce your peak demand, or lower your power consumption. At GI Energy we have the capability to offer a vast range of services, which can save on these costs. We can also offer a range of standard electrical services for our existing or new clients.