500kW Commercial Solar System

Large-scale consumers of electricity like Retail, Large Manufacturers, Food & Beverage and Healthcare may be suitable for a 500kW Solar System. Large-scale systems like 500kW and above require significant experience and expertise to deliver. Todae Solar has worked with numerous organisations to assess the viability of large-scale solar. These systems often feature more than 1800 solar panels and require a sophisticated EPC (Engineering, Procurement and Construction) Contractor. With our experience as Australia’s #1 commercial solar installer, we can provide your organisation with a sophisticated business case and feasibility study on large-scale solar installations.* We provide a full service EPC approach and have a track record of delivering high quality installations for a range of Tier 1 clients.

A 500kW Solar System Utilizes: Approx. 1800 solar panels and 13-16 Commercial grade inverters
A 500kW Solar System will require around 1000m2 of roof space for installation.
A 500kW system is eligible to receive Largescale Generation Certificates (LGC’s). This is part of the Federal Renewable Energy Target (RET) and can provide over $600,000 of additional revenue for the duration of the scheme.
Depending on where your business is located a 500kW system can generate between 650,000 – 800,000kWh per annum. This equates to around 1780-2180kWh/day on average.
Depending on a few variables a 500kW system may save your business conservatively between $80,000 – $170,000 per annum.
Again depending on your location, usage and tariffs a 500kW system will pay itself off potentially in 3 – 6 years.
This system will help your business to reduce your carbon emissions by around 7200-7500 tonnes (over 20 years).
With long term warranties, a 500kW system can deliver a Levelised Cost of Electricity (LCOE) between 3 – 7 c/kWh (over 20 years).

Is a 500kW Solar Power Plant Suited To My Business

Organisations that spend more than $30,000 per month on electricity can receive significant energy savings by implementing a 500kW solar system. To understand the potential benefits, a Todae Solar consultant will analyse your electricity usage and provide a sophisticated business case to provide insight into the viability of solar. To register for a no-obligation consultation, please fill out the contact form below. Todae Solar’s clients have installed large-scale solar for the following reasons:

Energy Cost Reductions

Large-scale energy consumers spend significant money on energy per annum. While these organisations often receive competitive electricity tariffs, these costs can still be one of the largest operational line-items. A 500kW solar system can generate over 800,000kWh per year and provide potential annual savings of over $150,000. These cost reductions can allow your business to improve operational profitability and reinvest these savings in other strategic projects. With finance solutions that do not require upfront capital your organisation could receive these benefits without affecting capital budgets.

Ongoing LGC Revenue

Commercial solar installations above 100kW are eligible to receive Largescale Generation Certificates (LGC’s) for the energy that they generate. This is part of the Federal Renewable Energy Target (RET) and provides one certificate for one Megawatt hour of electricity generation. With the scheme running up until 2030, this can provide over $600,000 of additional revenue for the duration of the scheme.

Risk Mitigation

Whilst large-scale energy consumers often have 2-3 year electricity contracts, energy prices have increased significantly in the last 12 months and are continuing to follow an upward trajectory. Even a 5% increase in these costs can have a dramatic impact to profitability. This lack of control over electricity costs can pose a large risk to your organisation. Large-scale solar systems like a 500kW installation, can be used as an initiative to provide greater certainty, control and accountability over energy costs.

Marketing Benefits

Organisations that are suited to large-scale solar often have sustainability targets or initiatives in place. Globally solar is one of the most common initiatives to promote Corporate Social Responsibility with organisations such as Apple and Google investing heavily in solar under their sustainability targets. Locally, numerous organisations benefit for solar, one of Todae Solar’s customers, Stockland, received a Green Globe award for their 1.22MW installation.

Solar Finance Options for 500kW Solar Systems

Todae Solar offers a range of solar financing options from capex, solar lease options and power purchase agreements. Some of our solutions can provide a discounted electricity tariff from Day 1 that requires no capital expenditure. Our consultants will work with you to help determine the right finance solution for your organisation.

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