Solar To Help Power Queensland Hospital Linen Services

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Wide Bay Group Linen Service’s Maryborough Facility | Image via Bruce Saunders MP/Facebook

One of the largest linen service providers in Australia is to have solar panels installed on its facilities in order to cut electricity costs and emissions. [Read more…]

Adelaide’s CBD Could Host More Than Half A Million Solar Panels

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Image: Spatial Analysis of Solar Potential in Adelaide

Analysis released yesterday by the Australian PV Institute indicates Adelaide’s CBD could support 129MW of solar panels on the rooftops of its buildings. [Read more…]

“Slender Roofs” Not Just An Issue For Commercial Solar

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Australian commercial rooftops are reportedly increasingly being built without the strength to bear solar panels – is this happening with new houses too? [Read more…]

Sydney Markets Now Boasts 3MW+ Of Solar Power

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Image: Sydney Markets

Sydney Markets today officially switched on a huge addition to its previously existing solar capacity and has laid claim to having Australia’s biggest private sector rooftop solar power system at a single site. [Read more…]

SunPower Panels Power 4.4MW Campbell Soup Solar Project

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Campbell Soup Company announced yesterday a 4.4-megawatt solar power project at the company’s World Headquarters in Camden, New Jersey is officially online. [Read more…]

Castlemaine’s Historic Market Building Going Solar

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Image: Mount Alexander Shire Council

Old meets new – the Market Building in Castlemaine will have solar panels installed this month, with the blessing of Heritage Victoria.

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Installation Of Australian Shopping Centre’s Monster Solar Project Begins

Stockland solar panels installation

Image: Stockland Green Hills

Installation work on a huge commercial solar power system has commenced at Stockland Green Hills in New South Wales – and electric vehicle chargers are also on their way. [Read more…]

Ronald’s Hints, Tips, And Tricks For Commercial Solar

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Here at SolarQuotes we’ve put together a resource on commercial solar power called:

Solar For Your Business ‘101’:  A Beginner’s Guide

If you have a business but no solar panels, it’s made for you.  Or if you work at a business without solar and want some cred for suggesting a money saving idea you may want to run your eyeballs over it for that reason.  It’s full of solid advice and I highly recommend it.  The only way I could recommend it more is if I wrote it myself.  And I didn’t do that because I actually had no involvement with it at all. [Read more…]

Installing Solar Panels On A Flat Roof — All The Angles Covered

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Beautifully installed frameless solar panels on an almost flat (3º N) roof. Photo credit: Gippsland Solar

If you are checking out this article because you are planning to put solar panels on a flat roof, then odds are you’re looking to install a commercial solar system.  While there are homes with flat roofs, they’re not nearly as common as flat business roofs.  But whether it’s for a home or a business the basic principles of installing on a flat roof are the same.  It’s just that commercial systems tend to be a lot larger. [Read more…]

Small Business Commercial Solar With A 3 Year Payback – A Real World Case Study

Small scale commercial solar

Can commercial solar power for small business really slash overheads and pay for itself in 3 years? A real-world example.

A few days ago I wrote an article on commercial solar for small businesses but I was worried it may have been a little abstract.  I mentioned this to Finn, my boss1, and he said people might:

  • not believe that they can get a 3 year payback on a small business solar system – it seems too good to be true
  • appreciate something a little more hands on

.. and suggested I do a case study. [Read more…]

Footnotes

  1. He’s only fired me twice so far, so I’m doing quite well as these things go.  Once for misusing an apostrophe and I don’t know what he sacked me for the second time because I was too drunk to remember.