How Cold Storage Centres Can Leverage PPA's To Lower Their Energy Expense
18th Jun 17
James Doyle

If you operate a cold storage centre you will know just how costly the total energy use can be for your business. And no matter what you do to try and reduce the overall costs for your business, there’s not a lot you can do without turning to another method of getting your power. The answer for overall cost reduction in power is renewable energy, and it’s something that Australian businesses have been getting on board with in an effort to cut costs and reduce their impact on the environment.

With solar power on your side, your cold storage centre business could reduce its overall operating costs and contribute in a positive way to the environment. So how do you make it happen? After all, one of the biggest impediments to businesses jumping on board with solar is the cost associated with setting up solar. Thankfully, there’s a smarter way to get started – and that’s with a solar power purchase agreement. Commercial power purchase agreements (PPAs) have been growing in popularity due to the benefits that they provide to commercial operations.

How PPAs work for cold storage centre

A power purchase agreement is a contract with a solar power company where they provide the design, installation and maintenance of a solar power setup on your business, and all you pay for is your monthly energy use and the repayment element of your PPA. Even with the repayments and the energy used you’re still going to be paying less than with off the grid power, while you contribute in a positive way to the environment as well.  

When you install solar on your business you will be enjoying the benefit of green, cost effective and efficient energy for your cold storage business with an overall benefit of a reduction in energy used off the grid. The money you save in your operating costs can be used to reduce the overall payment for your customers, or can be used to make positive changes in other areas of your business.

Why Australian cold storage businesses need solar

The Australian Government has made a commitment to reduce its overall reliance on coal-powered energy and to put more effort into using renewables. You can be part of this shift by using a PPA to install your solar power. There are a number of key benefits to using solar power for your business, including:

  • Reduction in your overall operating costs
  • Greater contribution to the environment
  • Cost effective system and ongoing maintenance with your PPA provider
  • Lower charges in peak times for when you do need to use off the grid power
  • Reduction in operational risks – you have a solar power system in place to ensure safe temperatures are maintained even in the event of a power failure

Want to know more about how a PPA can change the way your cold storage facility does business? Get in touch with us today for a chat about your options. We’d love to help you enter a new era of green operation.

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18th Jun 17
James Doyle