Solar assessments for business

Council is pleased to provide free solar advisory and support services to qualifying businesses across the Inner West.

Council’s Go Solar for Business program supports the increased uptake of rooftop solar for the commercial and industrial sectors to reduce both electricity costs and carbon emissions.

Registrations close: Monday, 30 November 2020

Solar incentives

Did you know that the October 2020 Federal Budget included a range of general business measures that will directly support companies to invest in solar energy assets.

See Solar Incentives for Business for more information

Solar assessment for business webinar

If you would like to know more about what support is on offer or what are the selection criteria for businesses to participate, view the information webinar recording from Tuesday November 10 with the program delivery partners:

Webinar agenda

  • Welcome & program background from Inner West Council
  • The business case for solar: is solar a smart investment for your business?
  • Overview of decision making tools, financial investment options and project risks

Presenters: Edward Hanna, General Manager Corporate Solutions, Energy Action and Andrew Lister, Director, Beam Energy Labs


Presentation slides (PDF 3.6MB) 

What’s on offer?

Stage 1: Simple solar assessment

Independent energy advisor Energy Action, working in conjunction with its tech partner Beam Energy Labs, will liaise with qualifying Inner West businesses to deliver a customised solar feasibility overview report.

Energy Action will request you to provide them a copy of a recent energy bill, and source your site energy data. This information will be used to develop an initial solar system and battery viability report, including various sizing options  and detailing expected project paybacks.  Outright purchase or on-site Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) will be presented as financing options.

Stage 2: Detailed solar assessment

Where a business would like further accurate investment information, they are able to progress to a more detailed solar feasibility assessment, which includes a more accurate solar system sizing, and background load profile and solar production information.

To support you to navigate your organisation’s investment process, energy advisors Energy Action will develop a brief business case report that will provide you with various tools to support your decision to invest in a solar array at your premise. Following commitment from your organisation to invest, businesses may wish to further engage with Energy Action to request offers from pre-qualified solar installers via an online reverse auction.

Program Registration

Please register the details of your business property below.

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