MARKET SPECIFIC SOLAR
PROPERTY SOLUTIONS THAT ARE FOCUSED ON THE LONG TERM
Property groups are usually large conglomerates that develop, own and manage a diverse portfolio of properties with varying uses and applications including retail, warehouses, business parks and logistics facilities. Most building types are expansive, energy intensive and costly to operate and maintain due to lighting and HVAC requirements, plus refrigeration and other mechanical services.
Property groups across Australia are exploring distributed energy solutions like solar, batteries, microgrids and power purchase agreements to reduce their costs, lower their exposure to fluctuating energy markets, to reduce carbon emissions, and to respond to growing customer demand.
With many property assets situated in prime locations and increasing pressures on tenant retention, property groups can take a more active and strategic role in energy management with the application of onsite solar PV, batteries, microgrids and voltage management.
Both onsite and offsite solar PV viable options for powering operations, solar PV is most feasible for business with high daytime loads and large roof areas. Large format buildings also lend themselves to Microgrid as a Service, where tenants enjoy wholesale rates for their electricity via a Power Purchase Agreement and where the property owner can earn recurring income with Microgrid as a Service auxiliary services.
Solar is a sound and practical investment for property groups and benefits include
“As a landlord, I am funding these systems under a finance structure that is cash flow positive from the outset”
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