Thinking of solar power for your business? There’s never been a better time.
Clean, quiet and affordable, commercial solar is revolutionising the way thousands of companies across Australia do business. Solar empowers you to take one of your essential business components - your building, site or factory - and make it work even harder for you by reducing both energy costs and your carbon impact.
Making the decision to rely less on grid power is a smart way to protect your operational budget from unprecedented future energy volatility. With an energy market that continues to rise and fall, you can expect to see drastic changes to your expenses over the coming years.
Removing your reliance on the grid means having more control over your anticipated energy costs, and when combined with our other services such as tariff and demand analysis, you could soon be looking at saving thousands of dollars each month, with minimum effort.
Your high quality commercial solar system could be cash flow positive from day one
We aim to make your commercial solar solution cash-flow positive for your business by offsetting the cost through government grants and projected savings on your electricity bill.
This means, if solar stacks up for your business, you won't need to come up with a separate budget for your solution. You'll pay the same amount or less for your electricity and simply use the savings that you are generating by having solar to fund the system.
The cost savings of solar could also free up your operational budget to invest in a solar battery system when it becomes commercially viable for you. Learn more about solar batteries here.
Your Commercial Solar System with Choice Energy
Your Clean Energy Council approved retailer
A high quality commercial solar system from Choice Energy will have a notably positive impact on the way you use power, and the number you see at the bottom of your bill each quarter.
We focus on sourcing the best and most reliable system components and panels from trusted brands across the globe, to ensure your system is configured according to our Performance Guarantee.
We believe in service for the life of your system, not the life of the sale. That means, unlike many other solar providers, we ensure your system is continuing to function and provide you with the anticipated output we quoted.
A commercial solar system with Choice Energy is a solution, not just an appliance, so you’ll enjoy monthly reports and service at your fingertips, as well as the savings on your grid energy bills.
"We’ve had many solar companies come through our door. Choice Energy gave us confidence. The whole process was well laid out with good communication the whole way"
— Russell Muller, Director, Replas
Frequently asked questions about solar for business:
How do I know if commercial solar is right for my business?
Solar is right for a whole range of businesses, from manufacturing through to hospitality. If you’ve got a site with a roof, and you run a business that uses electrical power, it’s likely an option for you. To find out, we’ll book a solar feasibility assessment, which can often be remotely done to ensure minimum disruption to your day.
How much will commercial solar cost me?
The cost of your system is dependent largely on a range of factors, including:
- The size of the system in kW, which dictates how many panels are required
- Your energy usage and requirements
- Whether or not you opt for battery storage
As your system size is dictated by your commercial needs, your system price is completely bespoke, and will be accurately quoted after we touch base with you and have a solar feasibility assessment done. Unlike many other solar providers, we’ll check what you use and the size of feasible roof space to make an assessment on what you truly need.
Price is also impacted by your ability to claim rebates and initiatives from local and federal government (Australia only). We’ve had clients able to claim tens of thousands with these initiatives, which we organise on your behalf to ensure you are getting the maximum saving.
What makes Choice Energy different from other solar providers?
We’re not just a solar provider, but also a complete energy management firm. For you, this means our commercial solar systems are backed by energy experts, allowing us to offer better guarantees, provide more services like tariff analysis and group energy tenders and, of course, offer you fantastic ongoing service.
For all of our solar clients, we offer an ongoing relationship you won’t find anywhere else, that not only looks after your solar needs, but also provides you with other energy saving opportunities too.
How do I know my solar system is working?
As well as the solar energy unit showing you essential information, we ensure you are kept abreast of your solar system’s performance with monthly overviews. Sent straight to your inbox, these emails give you a quick overview of how your system is going, and the grid-energy you’re managed to avoid buying.
How long will it take to get my system up and running?
There are a few crucial steps in ensuring your system is connected legally and properly. Part of the system installation is getting the correct permissions to undertake an install, which is usually the most time consuming part, and can range from instant to a few weeks, depending on your location and the size of your system.
Either way, we keep you abreast of how your installation is travelling, and ensure you are notified of times that work for you when it comes to installing. Our expert installers will give you an estimated timeline for the installation, and offer minimal interference from your usual business.
Are there any government rebates or initiatives I can claim?
(Australia only) Absolutely! You can read more about government rebates and initiatives over here. As these offers and regulations change frequently, we do not explicitly detail them in the event that they become incorrect. Instead, we invite you to ask about initiatives and rebates when your energy expert has found your site feasible for solar - Not only will they be able to provide you with in depth details, but also ensure the opportunity is the best option possible to save you the most money.
What other businesses have you worked with?
We’ve helped over 3,500 businesses across Australia and New Zealand take control of their energy bills and invest in clean and renewable solar. You can see just some of our clients on our customers page here.
Why smart businesses are choosing commercial solar energy
It’s no coincidence that savvy business owners are choosing high quality commercial solar systems for their factories, sites and offices. Choosing solar for your commercial needs means:
- Better energy efficiency. The difference to your bottom line in terms of energy spend could be as significant as tens of thousands of dollars saved each year.
- Your new energy consumption profile could result in a new network tariff, meaning even further energy cost reductions.
- You’re protected against future energy costs and fluctuations.
- You’ve got a competitive advantage ahead of your wholesale grid-dependent. competitors once your system is paid off. The power you generate is all yours!
- You’ve got a back-up power source in the event of a daytime interruption.
- Solar is a transportable energy solution that can be moved to a new site if required.
- You’re showing a progressive message to your market about your sustainable values.
Commercial solar panels as a sustainable choice
It’s a growing fact: More and more businesses and consumers are choosing to buy from or work with companies that show a sustainable practice.
As we see this demand grow, it becomes increasingly challenging for businesses to find balance between environmentally considered initiatives, and keeping revenue margins healthy. For many small businesses, this can be the difference between a profit and a loss altogether.
Commercial solar is an ideal solution for meeting demand and maintaining business as usual. Your cash flow positive system means no new or unexpected costs are implemented, while you’re also cutting down your carbon footprint and supporting the future of clean energy in Australia. With our in-house marketing team here to help amplify your new sustainable message, we can show you how this becomes a unique selling point for your brand when it comes to your next sale, partnership or tender.
At present, solar panels and systems are not recyclable, so when looking for a long-term sustainability solution, it’s important to ensure your system is high quality and designed for the long run. Your Choice Energy system is designed to be with you for decades as a functioning part of your energy management solution. If you’re seeking a commercial solar system for environmental purposes, make sure you’re working with a group who are honouring the importance of long term impact, and not just sustainability and energy savings for a handful of years.