What Is Commercial Energy Efficiency?

Energy Efficiency is the implementation of solutions to reduce / manage the energy consumption of a property. Many methods can be used to achieve this goal.

Generally speaking, it is the goal to source an alternative product/solution that provides the same service whilst also consuming less energy.

These items are, however not limited to ;
* Energy Audits
* Solar PV
* LED Lighting Solutions
* Demand Response
* Data Analytics & Energy Monitoring
* Power Factor Correction
* Metering & Sub-Metering
* Network Tariff Optimisation

The most important first step for many commercial properties is to have an energy audit conducted on their property.
An in depth audit of a commercial properties energy requirements would generally include;

* An analysis of electricity consumption at the site on the basis of the last 12 months available 30 min interval data (to be provided by the retailer/South Australia Power Networks.
* An in depth (2-5min intervals) analysis of the electricity consumption at the site by installing an energy analyser at the main switchboard and logging for a period of 7 days
* In depth lighting count of all luminaires on site
* In depth analysis of chilling, heating and domestic hot water assets
* In depth analysis of all other energy consuming devices on site
* A full cost/benefit analysis of all works suggested at the site comparing total cost of upgrade to total savings achievable.
* Expressing each facility improvement measure (FIM) in terms of simple payback, Net Present Value (NPV) and carbon dioxide abated.
* Reporting savings in terms of energy in kWh and maximum demand in kVA.
* Producing a specification of the proposed system in terms of type and brand of each suggested upgrade
* An analysis of the current energy contracts (electricity and gas) and if appropriate suggest changing retailers to get better rates.
* A feasibility analysis of renewable solar electricity and solar thermal generators to lower the energy purchased form the retailer
* A full report available in print and electronic formats
* A 2-hour client meeting to elaborate on all of the suggested FIMs

Find Out Why More Businesses Are Installing Solar

Statistically nearly 25% of the people you know have installed solar panels in their home. The reason why is clear: power costs are skyrocketing.

It has gotten so bad that if South Australia were its own country it would have the highest power prices in the OECD.
Solar Power is the easiest way for people to cut their electricity bills down to something affordable and reasonable, and now Australian businesses are beginning to do the same.

Driven by huge increases in their power bills – sometimes up to over $1000 per annum this year alone – many Australian businesses are choosing to install solar panels.

These power hikes are now because many long term contracts are beginning to close up, and energy retailers don’t want to be selling power to anyone at discounted rates.

Solar Panels will literally save you thousands of dollars, and now with better panels and cheaper energy storage options on the market there isn’t a better time than right now to make the jump yourself.

Installing solar power is only getting cheaper and cheaper, while power prices from traditional sources are only go up – so it makes sense to make the jump to solar generation as soon as possible before you lose thousands more on power bills.

Solar not only provides cheap reliable power, it is also an excellent way to make yourself a more sustainable, greener business too. Not only does this help the environment, consumers are also more likely to buy from a business that is doing its part for the environment.

It makes more sense than ever to start saving with solar. You, your customers and your business will be better off for it.
So before you do anything else, contact Solar Warehouse Australia today to talk about how you can start saving.