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.
On-site generation for Yarra businesses
As part of the Solar for Business Program, rebates are available for eligible Victorian businesses to install solar power systems up to 30KW.
Rebates cover up to 50% of the cost of a rooftop solar system, with businesses eligible for a maximum rebate of $3,500 to reduce the upfront cost of installing solar on their business premises.
In addition to the rebate, Solar Victoria are also offering interest free loans to help further reduce the costs of installing Solar. Loans start from $1,000 up to a maximum amount of $5,000 and can be paid back over 12 or 24 months or can be repaid sooner in one lump sum. Read more about eligibility criteria at Solar for Business Program.
If you are unsure if you can put up solar at your premises you can email [email protected] to discuss your options.
For inspiration we have a series of local business who have installed solar and their case studies: