When selecting a solar energy system that is right for you and your business, there are many factors that you should keep in mind.
To give a brief intro into what a solar energy system actually does, solar panels produce electricity from the sun through converting sunlight into electricity using the photovoltaic (PV) effect. The installation of a solar energy system will entail the mounting of panels on the roof, generally in a north to northwest direction. Solar power is in great demand and around one in four domestic properties. If you decide to sell or rent out your home or business premises, a solar panel system is a popular feature and may add market value.
Before deciding to install solar panels at your business or local community facilities, there are some important things that you may need to consider.
More and more businesses are taking up solar photovoltaic (PV) systems on commercial premises in Australia and, according to SunWiz Managing Director Warwick Johnston*, it’s happening more frequently. Warwick talks to Sustainability Matters about some of the latest trends in commercial PV and the push and pull factors at play in Australia.
While the solar industry has been ‘distracted’ by the residential solar market for some time, Warwick believes there are now greater opportunities and less market saturation in the commercial market. “This is giving commercial PV a push,” he said, “while the pull factor, and one of the main drivers for the growth of commercial PV, is that solar is now recognised as making good financial sense.Read more