Serving Australia's Energy Industry Since 1948. Reliable Commercial Solar in Newcastle & The Hunter Get a free quote Commercial Solar Newcastle Solar Power For Business When it comes to solar systems, a smart design is required to maximise your return on investment. These returns will depend on your usage, your electricity discounts, roof space and future renewable energy goals. There is no cookie cutter solution, which is why you need the expertise of a trusted and accredited solar installer. HCB Solar are an Australian company that have the experience to tailor your solar system to your energy needs, provide ongoing technical and warranty support, and reliable customer service. We currently service the Newcastle, Lake Macquarie and Hunter region. We Make solar work for you Huge Dollar Savings Many medium size businesses don’t use enough energy for discounted electricity and are paying enormous bills. If you open in the day and have some roof space, solar power systems are incredible to offset your heating, cooling and other forms of energy consumption.You can save even more dollars with your solar installation by adding a solar battery into your solar power system! A commercial energy bill shows a line item for peak demand – this is a surcharge you pay to guarantee a certain power supply. With the use of battery storage for your solar energy, depending on your system size, you can reduce that surcharge by drawing from the grid in off-peak times only. SOLAR POWER CREATES A CLEANER NEWCASTLE Huge Carbon Savings. Energy discounts are great and important for business, but so is market appeal. Electricity from fossil fuels has a carbon cost, which can be offset by solar power and by making your business greener. Not only can you use your carbon reduction in your marketing, it’s also great advertising for your local customers to see solar panels on your roof! PROFESSIONAL SOLAR INSTALLTION CONTRACTORS HCB Is Sought After For Businesses & Schools HCB Solar are professional and trusted solar installers, with experience installing solar power systems for companies and schools across Newcastle, Lake Macquarie and the Hunter region. Often on larger solar power projects, HCB starts as one of many solar contractors, but by the end of the project we are the only ones left. This is due to our clients choosing us to be the only ones to proceed with their solar systems. It is the quality of our electrical work and over 60 years of experience that earns us this reputation HCB Solar Commercial Solar Packages Expertly designed commercial solar packages to get the most out of your business investment. (02) 4953 7732 Logan Haggerston We have a dedicated local solar team who examine your unique commercial property and show you the best solar system size, solar battery solutions or other solar products for your situation. You gain a big advantage when you work with seasoned solar professionals who take the time to understand your needs, explain your best move and install solar systems to the highest quality. SEE WHY NEWCASTLE BUSINESSES LOVE WORKING WITH US See Our Recent Case Studies Tahlee Ministries Bible College in Tahlee Project Outline Key Drivers: Meeting Corporate Sustainability Goals and cost efficiencies. Read More Sandvik Mining and Construction in Heatherbrae Project Outline Key Drivers: Meeting Corporate Sustainability Goals and cost efficiencies. Read More Hunter Water Corp. - Honeysuckle Project Outline Key Drivers: Meeting Corporate Sustainability Goals and cost efficiencies. Read More See more case studies Frequently asked questions What size system do you need for commercial solar power? The solar power system size you need for a commercial solar project will depend on the amount of electricity a business is using and how much space the business has for the solar system required. For more information on what size solar system your property will need, contact us today. What is the lifespan of a commercial solar panel? 25 years is the industry average for the lifespan of solar panels, whether they are designed for businesses or residential. How much does commercial solar cost? The cost of a commercial solar system will depend on where your electricity needs and the square footage available for solar panels intersects. Small solar power systems start around 10kW (between $12,000-$15,000) and a large solar power system can get up to 100kW (between $100,000-$115,000). Are commercial solar panels worth it? Between savings from reducing your power bill and money back from feed-in tariffs, solar panels are definitely worth it. We understand it’s a big investment, which requires planning and transparency around the ongoing costs of using solar power. For more information on how your company can benefit from solar panels, get in touch with your local accredited solar installers at HCB Solar today. How long does it take solar panels to pay for themselves? The length of the payback period depends on the size of your solar system, electricity habits and whether or not you use other solar products such as the type of solar inverter and battery storage, but on average solar panels pay for themselves within 5-7 years. For such a big investment, this payback period makes solar energy affordable for a lot of businesses, as they know they will save money and reduce their overhead costs over time. Plus with 25 years warranty on many solar products, you have peace of mind that your solar system will make it through this payback period. How do you connect a large commercial solar power system to the grid? Your solar system installer can assist you with the logistics of connecting your solar power system to the grid. If you have any questions about your installation, get in touch with us today. Financing a commercial solar system There are a variety of ways to finance your commercial solar system, including rebates, incentives and competitive bank loans. In NSW, businesses are also eligible for low interest loans for solar power or other environmental upgrades under the Environmental Upgrade Finance agreement. Are there any commercial solar rebates? There are different rebates available for businesses using solar systems. Use the Australian Government ‘Rebates and assistance’ for more information pertaining to your business type, location and more. Does a commercial solar system need solar batteries? The short answer is no. The long answer is this depends on the needs of your business and how adding solar batteries to your system will serve you best. Get in touch with us if you have any questions about adding solar batteries to your commercial solar system. What’s the difference between commercial solar panels and residential solar panels? The main difference with commercial or utility grade installation solar panels, is that commercial projects use 72 cell solar panels, while residential solar panels have 60 cells usually. Ultimately, the size of the panels drastically alters how can be handled and installed, ,with the 60 cells being easily moved and installed by workers, while the 72 cell panels need to crane lifted. We only use trusted solar suppliers HCB Solar has carefully chosen our partners and suppliers. We are proud to be Newcastle’s Approved LG Solar Dealer. The solar products we recommend are truly the best in the country.