Becoming a greener business – and cutting your power bills – by installing solar panels has just got a whole lot more attractive with the new rebate from the Victorian Government.
Rebate worth up to $3,500
Businesses who own their premises – as well as those who rent – are able to apply for the Solar for Business rebate worth up to $3,500 for systems sized up to 30kW. Applications are now open.
9-5 businesses ideal for solar
Through the MASH bulk-buy, we find the types of businesses who get the best financial return from solar include those that operate 9am-5pm. That’s because they’re using power from the solar panels instead of buying from the grid – that’s where the biggest savings are to be had.
Strathdale Cafe could achieve 2.2 years to breakeven – even before the rebate!
A great example we’ve just run for a small café in Strathdale shows a breakeven of 2.2 years on a 10kW system. This is based on 50% of the power from the panels used in the business during its daytime operations.
With the business solar rebate of $3,500, this café could shave another four to five months off the breakeven bringing it to less than 2 years. Plus over the system’s lifetime the greenhouse gas emissions savings will be equivalent to planting 83 acres of forest – a point many customers will appreciate!
Some important eligibility criteria
It is important to be aware that one of the eligibility criteria is that you must operate from premises that are non-residential and employ at least one person, not including the business owner, and less than 20 people. So if you operate from home, you won’t be eligible for the Business Solar Rebate but you may be eligible for the Solar Homes rebate worth up to $1,850.
- Contact MASH on 1300 466 274 and request a quote
- For further information on the Solar for Business Program visit: solar.vic.gov.au/solar-small-business
- Business of Climate Change Event – Castlemaine, 7 June
If you are interested in finding out more, there’s an event on Monday 7 June hosted by Business Mount Alexander where you can meet the MASH team and find out more about the rebates and other financial incentives for businesses to go solar. Called, ‘The Business of Climate Change’ this event promises to be an inspiring occasion with a raft of excellent speakers.
Starting at 5.30pm, it is a catered event at the Goods Shed in Castlemaine. To find out more and to register, visit businessmountalexander.org.au.
And if you’d like to talk business solar now, call MASH on 1300 466 274 or visit mash.org.au and request an obligation-free quote.