The environmental benefits of installing a commercial solar system on the Sunshine Coast are obvious – solar power doesn’t spew out greenhouses gases like coal-fired power, but what makes going solar even more sensible is the massive savings on electrical costs.
As Queensland makes the transition to renewable energy, more and more businesses are installing solar power systems and weaning themselves from reliance on the grid and producing their own electricity.
Size Doesn’t Matter – for Hush Energy
Hush Energy recently installed a 100kW solar system at MyPathway, and this is expected to save the business more than $40,000 per annum. Take a look at the scale of this amazing project:
In the past six months, Hush Energy has also installed systems at the Cairns Village Resort and Cairns City Palms (formerly the High Chaparral Motel). Solar power isn’t just for homes and small businesses; its applications are diverse.
Regardless of its size, a business getting a Hush Energy Enphase Microinverter AC solar system installed will have its electricity costs are locked into today’s electricity price, never to increase as it does for grid users every year. The system is high performing and will pay itself off in as little as five years – and produce free electricity for another twenty, easily.
Hush Energy even has a Solar Lease program, giving you even more flexibility on your project. The repayments, in most cases, can even be structured so that they are actually lower than the immediate savings you would get from the solar system, permanently lowering your operating expenses. That’s right, you can actually lower your current expenses while paying off a solar system.
Safety is a known issue with inferior DC solar systems, in which standard inverters can operate up to 1000VDC. According to the Clean Energy Council, the DC terminals of a solar array present a potentially high risk of hazard when the output voltage is 120VDC or more. Only AC microinverter systems – what Hush Energy specialises in – have a maximum DC voltage of 45VDC, well under the recommended safety level.
Most systems only have 1 inverter so if it fails, the whole system shuts down. They also can only monitor if the system is working, not whether if all the panels are working at full capacity. Since Hush Energy microinverters are placed under every panel on the roof, and panels are wired into a parallel circuit, each panel operates individually and can be monitored independently. The systems are also integrated with the Internet; not only can you see your usage in real time, the manufacturer will know right away if an error occurs and will notify Hush Energy immediately so that the team can get right on the problem.
Hush Energy does a comprehensive analysis for your business as well, obtaining the electrical consumption data at the beginning step of the process. By knowing the actual usage of your business, Hush Energy can ensure that you get the ideally sized system for your organisation, making sure that you only pay for what you need. The team also gives you accurate comparison information so you can see your expected consumption and savings.
Going solar is an investment. Make sure you are in the right hands. Contact Hush Energy to see which system is best for your business.