Renewable energy is electricity produced from renewable resources such as solar, wind and hydro. It does not involve the burning of fossil fuels.
What are the benefits for my business?
Join the rush of businesses turning to renewable energy. Benefits include:
- Lower power prices
- Long term price certainty
- Taking control of power supply through generating power on-site
- Supporting projects to create new renewable generation
- Supporting carbon neutral marketing of your business
Make the move to procure renewable energy for your business, either through rooftop solar to reduce energy bills, purchasing large scale renewable generation certificates (LGC’s) in the market or signing a power purchase agreement to drive new renewables generation and displacement of fossil fuels from the grid.
Renewable energy is a constantly evolving space. The list of options below is not definitive but may assist you in working out the best option. The technology improvements and mass take up is also bringing costs down, many things that weren’t viable two years ago are viable now or will be shortly.
Business Renewables Buying Group
The Cities of Yarra, Darebin, Moreland, Melbourne along with the Northern Alliance for Greenhouse Action and Eastern Alliance for Greenhouse action are working together to assist businesses to purchase low-cost renewable energy and cut their emissions.
Small Business Energy Saver Programs
There are many actions that small businesses can take to reduce energy use, cut greenhouse emissions, create positive brand awareness, and save money.
On-site generation for Yarra businesses
Small business (less than 20 employees) can access the Victorian Government small business solar rebate. The rebate is available on new system installs of less than 30kw and is capped at the lesser of 50% of the cost or $3,500. To register your interest contact Yarra Energy Foundation.
Medium and large businesses owners who are interested in solar should contact Yarra Energy Foundation to discuss their options.
For inspiration we have a series of local business who have installed solar and their case studies: