Rooftops and Business Opportunities October 10, 2017 Share We came across a great article recently. Most would agree with this wonderful observation. Please read and enjoy this article written by Romy Stephens, a Monash University Science and Journalism Student, titled…. “Roof Space an untapped resource for supermarkets” From my local gym I have a perfect view of the main local shopping strip. What you see is rooftops- or as I consider them business opportunity after business opportunity! Unlike household rooftops- where it’s now common place to see solar panels the rooftops of business buildings tend to be blank slates. Businesses have an amazing, untapped opportunity to slash power bills while also tackling climate change with clean, affordable and sustainable renewable energy. Think about the mega-giants Coles and Woolworths. They are in almost every town and suburb across Australia. They generally own their own buildings (outside of shopping centres) and have rooftop space in abundance. These companies also need enormous, and constant amounts of electricity to power large-scale refrigerators, lighting and other electrical appliances every day. I’d hate to see their power bills! Oddly enough, though, the bigger an energy consumer; the bigger the potential savings from solar. Particularly, if you need power in the middle of the day, when most shops operate. Spending money now on a solar system, means saving money on power every year. It’s also a selling point for customers. Most of us want pollution cut-and most of us peruse the local supermarket aisles for our weekly groceries. Action needs to come from government, but it can also come from businesses. Add up a few individual businesses and – just like household rooftops collectively generate more than 7 gigawatts of solar-suddenly were talking big numbers. Its slashing pollution and reducing demand on our energy grid and that’s good news for all Australians. Imagine if every Coles and Woolworths in Australia jumped on board with solar energy. It’s good for the company, its customers and communities. That’s a win-win, right? I think we have all seen similar views of vast rooftops and believe these observations and solutions are spot on. Australian homes and businesses are not immune from energy price hikes. And with Government rebates still on offer and solar prices more attractive, now is the best time to invest. Make today the day you contact us at Jessups Solar Squad and we’ll show you how much you can take advantage of high rewards of roof top solar for your business or home to control over spiraling electricity costs.