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.


Solar support for business overview webinar including Young Henrys Brewery Case Study

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 Wednesday October 27, 2021



  • Welcome & council support on offer: Sonya Williams, Renewable Energy Innovation Officer, Inner West Council
  • Case Study: Empowering your community to go solar Richard Adamson, Co-founder, Young Henrys
  • The business case for solar: is solar a smart investment for your business? Edward Hanna, General Manager Corporate Solutions  Energy Action

What’s on offer?

Stage 1: Simple solar assessment

Independent energy partner Beam Energy Labs will liaise with qualifying Inner West businesses to deliver a customised solar feasibility overview report.

Energy Labs 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, a brief business case report 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 Beam Energy Labs to request offers from pre-qualified solar installers via an online reverse auction.

Next steps

To qualify, your business must have a business energy connection (ie a business working out of a home cannot apply) and receive a monthly bill from the electricity.

Register your interest now.  Solar assessments for business form

For further information see Business Solar Assessment Terms & Conditions

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