10x More Homes Have Solar Than Businesses – Why That Tide is Changing

Australia has long been a leader in renewable energy, with rooftop solar power being one of the most popular and effective sources of clean energy for households. In fact, according to the Clean Energy Regulator, more than a third of Australian homes now have solar power.

Despite the rise in solar for the home, of over 30% uptake, and the potential benefits, many businesses have been slow to adopt solar energy at only 3% uptake rate. In this article, we will explore why this is the case and how the tide is changing.

The Problem

One of the main reasons why businesses have been unable to easily adopt solar power is due to the fact that many of them do not own the buildings they operate in.

Unfortunately with traditional solar, the decision to go solar is often not yours to make. 

Landlords are ones who have to invest in solar panels for their building. Tenants can request solar panels be installed, but ultimately it is upfront investment and process that the landlord must navigate.

This is not to forget that even if a business could come to an agreement with their landlord they might be unable to commit to a long-term fixed asset. Traditional solar panel installations are a fixed asset that can’t easily be moved, making them unviable for any business that is in a growth phase.

And this is particularly true for small businesses, which often need to be nimble and to be able to adapt and change in order to grow their business.

The Solution

Fortunately, there is a solution to this problem. 

Solpod, has developed a unique solar as a subscription model that allows businesses who lease their property to benefit from solar without relying on their landlords to purchase and install it for them. Solpod’s relocatable solar panel technology enables businesses to benefit from solar with the piece of mind that they can move them as they move premises.

This innovative technology provides businesses with the flexibility to take advantage of solar power without the high upfront costs of installation or long term commitments. With Solpod, businesses can start saving money on their energy bills from day one, without the need for any capital investment.

The Benefits

Adopting solar energy has numerous benefits for businesses. Not only does it help reduce energy costs, but it can also help businesses reduce their carbon footprint and contribute to a more sustainable future. Additionally, having a solar installation can help businesses to stand out in their industry and appeal to customers who value sustainability.

By using Solpod’s innovative solar as a subscription model, businesses can now take advantage of these benefits without the barriers that come with traditional solar panel installations. Furthermore, businesses benefit from:

  • Maintaining a strong relationship with their landlord
  • Saving 30-50% on their energy costs
  • No long term lock in contracts
  • The ability to relocate the solar panels if they move premises or return them if they’re downsizing.
  • No risk, cheaper, cleaner solar energy.

How To Get Started

The tide is changing when it comes to businesses adopting solar energy.

With innovative solutions like Solpod’s solar as a subscription model, businesses can now benefit from solar power without the need for significant capital investment or reliance on their landlords. As more businesses adopt this technology, will yours be leading the way in the transition to a more sustainable and renewable energy future?

The time to start benefiting from solar energy is now. 

To start saving, talk with our Solar team via email at hello@solpod.com.au or call 03 9089 0753.