Unless you’ve been living like a hermit in an underground dugout in Coober Pedy without access to TV, radio or the internet for the last several years, you’ll know how big of a conversation climate change has been, is and continues to be.
And if you’re running your own business, something that might have crossed your mind in amongst all the global warming chatter is whether you should get a solar setup installed at your workplace. If you’re sitting on the fence and not sure which way to jump, here are five solid ways securing solar finance and hooking up a solar panel system for your business can help your bottom line.
1. Save a packet on energy bills
As you’re no doubt well aware, electricity usage can very well end up being one of the biggest expenses when it comes to operating your business. When you install solar panels, though, you’ll see a reduction in how much you’re paying for electricity each month and will continue to save for years to come.
Eventually, you’ll reach the ‘break-even point’ too - that is, you’ll have saved as much as you spent on having the panels installed which means they’ve paid for themselves.
2. Reduced carbon footprint
Sustainability - especially in terms of energy - is an incredibly important factor to help slow down climate change, and the implementation of solar energy around the world is already having a fantastic positive effect on the amount of carbon emissions being expelled into the atmosphere.
‘Doing your bit’ for the environment might sound a little cliché, but you may well find that you feel good about yourself once you’ve had solar installed because you are, in fact, doing your bit!
3. Boost your public image
The reputation of a business can make a substantial impact on how successful it is.
After installing solar, you’re able to promote the fact that your business runs with the help of solar energy via your website and marketing materials, and when current and prospective customers or clients find this out it will help boost your brand image.
There’s also the potential of building a stronger loyalty between your business and employees who hold environmental responsibility in high regard, and even a more positive recruiting potential.
4. Possible government rebates
There are a number of fantastic Government grant programs and incentives for businesses who are looking to reduce their energy consumption and implement energy-efficient systems. These incentives will differ depending on which state you’re in - click on your state below to find out what you may be entitled to:
Should your state not be listed above or if you’d rather just do a simple search for any grants and incentives that may be available to you, be sure to use the Rebates and assistance search available on energy.gov.au.
5. Protect your business from volatile utility rates
The price of electricity can be mighty fickle. There can be sudden spikes in rates which may have a huge negative impact on the cash flow of your business. However, once you’ve installed solar you’re safeguarding yourself from nasty surprises when you open up your latest electricity bills and you can rest easy knowing you’ll never have to deal with that scenario again.
Talk to the solar finance experts at Stratton Finance today
If you’re ready to make the move to solar for your business, Stratton Finance has the knowledge and experience to help you find an ideal solar finance solution to suit the needs of your business precisely. With over 20 years working across all facets of financing, you can rest assured we’ve not only got the expertise to get the best deal, but also a superior network of lenders to tap into.
So give the friendly team at Stratton Finance a call today on 1300 787 288 and have a chat with us about sorting out solar finance. If you’d prefer, you’re welcome to use our online enquiry form to get in touch and let us know what you’re after - we’ll make sure to get back to you ASAP.
Disclaimer: Nothing in this article should be assumed as personal advice. You should consider whether the information is appropriate to your needs, and where appropriate, seek advice from a professional financial adviser.