TUESDAY 26 MARCH, 2013 |
Energy Matters' Australian First For Commercial Solar Leasing
National solar solutions provider Energy Matter has announced a commercial solar
leasing program offering South Australian businesses the opportunity to install a solar power
system with zero up front costs.
The announcement was made at the recent formal unveiling of Ullrich Aluminium's
latest solar installation; a 30kW commercial system at their Pooraka, South
"Energy Matters has a strong commitment to South Australia and we believe with this first, South Australian businesses
now have no reason not to go solar," said Energy Matters
CEO, Jeremy Rich.
"Businesses can start saving on energy bills from the moment their Energy
Matters system is switched on; and with zero payback time."
"The Energy Matters Commercial Solar Lease doesn't require any deposit and
there's no capital investment involved. The lease is a term of 7 years, after
which time the system can be purchased for an amount equivalent to 3 months
Mr. Rich says the pricing of Energy Matters' standard commercial solar lease equates to
23c per kilowatt hour, with no escalation.
"This works out to a 15% to 25% saving on mains-supplied electricity for
Aluminium's Pooraka installation
is the first in South Australia to take
advantage of Energy Matters' Commercial Solar Lease program.
Operational since November last year; the installation consists of 126
award-winning REC solar panels, 2 high efficiency SMA STP15000TL solar inverters and SunLock solar mounting
system. Industry-leading SunLock is designed by Energy Matters' sister company,
Apollo Energy, and manufactured by Ullrich.
The solar power system is expected to generate approximately 45 megawatt hours
of clean electricity annually, avoiding 45 tonnes of carbon emissions each
The system has already exceeded expectations, producing over 14,300 kWh in
the first two and a half months of operation - well over its predicted output
for the period of 13,500 kWh and saving Ullrich even more money on electricity
Attending the official launch, Mayor Gillian Aldridge spoke of the City of Salisbury’s grand plans for renewable energy in the area.
The council is already a national leader in water conservation and recycling.
Attendees were provided with a tour of the installation that included an
elevated platform to view the rooftop array.
South Australian businesses interested in Energy Matters' Commercial Solar Lease
initiative can contact the company's Commercial
on 1300 553 213 or via firstname.lastname@example.org
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