Commercial Solar Energy Solutions for Cold Storage Facilities

If you have solar that is battery ready, then you have a competitive advantage to those who do not.

Perfect for solar

“Cold storage centres have the perfect energy consumption profile for solar. The solar system will also insulate the roof to further help reduce total energy consumption.” – James Doyle Managing Director – Solar Bay


Capital expenditure or power

purchase agreement?

For state and national cold storage operations who are leasing a large number of locations, it’s difficult to justify investing millions into solar.  Due to lease terms, durations and make-good clauses, a lot of operations can’t benefit from cheaper energy. Solar Bay works with landlords and tenants by funding and maintaining these large solar infrastructure projects over the long term.

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Solar + thermal storage


  • 01

    Increase the value of a solar system

    Store solar energy during the day and use it for refrigeration at night.

  • 02

    Cost-effectiveness and system longevity

    Renewable generation and thermal storage are low-cost and are designed to last for at least 20 years with minimal maintenance

  • 03

    Lower peak demand charges

    Peak load shedding or shifting on command avoids peak rate times

  • 04

    Reduce operational risk

    Thermal backup allows customers to maintain safe temperatures and preserve food quality during equipment failure or power outages, reducing food loss and business interruption

  • 05

    Buffer for the grid

    The grid benefits from this commercial solar Energy Storage solution by providing a “buffer” of on-demand, efficient, and environmentally friendly thermal energy storage at customer sites

How solar helps insulate your building

As the solar panels are absorbing the energy that would otherwise be heating your building, you consume less electricity to keep your facility at the optimal operating temperature.


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