UNDERSTAND THE ELECTRICITY CONSUMPTION OF YOUR BUSINESS AND CHOOSE THE RIGHT SIZE SYSTEM FOR YOUR NEEDS
Your consumption profile will determine the viability of solar PV for your business and help you decide what size system is appropriate.
UNDERSTAND YOUR ELECTRICITY TARIFFS AND HOW THEY MIGHT CHANGE
The business case for investing in a solar PV system will depend on what electricity tariffs you pay and how these may change once your system is installed. Make sure you get all the information you need from your electricity retailer.
FIND A SOLAR PV RETAILER
Check if the company is a CEC Approved Solar Retailer and make sure they only use CEC-accredited installers with experience in commercial systems. This will be critical to the design and installation of your system.
DO YOUR DUE DILIGENCE ON TECHNOLOGY, PRODUCTS, WARRANTIES AND GUARANTEES
There is a diverse range of products on the market that vary in price and quality. Make sure you do your homework on both the products you purchase and workmanship guarantees.
ENGAGE WITH YOUR ELECTRICITY DISTRIBUTOR EARLY TO UNDERSTAND GRID CONNECTION REQUIREMENTS
Connection to the grid should be discussed with your electricity distributor very early in the process so that they are aware of the project and you, or your accredited installer, are aware of any technical requirements that have to be met from an early stage.