Farmers able to access solar power without outlaying for a system
ENERGY provider Origin has launched a new service allowing farmers and business owners to access solar power at a low rate during the day without capital expenditure in a solar system.
‘Solar as a Service’ allows businesses to save money on their energy bills by providing them access to low-cost solar energy at a lower price than they would be paying for their grid energy.
The business also does not have to pay for the system or pay for ongoing maintenance as Origin owns the system and looks after it.
According to Origin solar and emerging business general manager Phil Mackey the option is ideal for companies with unshaded roof space and who plan to be in their premises for the long term and operate during the day.
“We know from customers that being more environmentally friendly is of concern, especially those who use a lot of energy or operate on a 24/7 basis,” he said.
“So offering Solar as a Service is enabling companies to cross two things off their list: saving energy bill costs and doing their bit for the environment.”
Businesses can also ensure that they keep the same rate for up to 15 years, protecting them against any future electricity price hikes, or they can choose a CPI indexed rate.
The amount each business can save will depend on their daytime energy needs, roof space, the size of the system installed and the length of their Solar as a Service agreement.
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