solar for BUSINESS

GREENLIGHT ZERO CAPITAL SOLAR OFFER

  • Are you worried about future energy costs?
  • Do you want to buffer your business or residential complex against rising energy costs?
  • A Greenlight Zero Capital Solar Offer is well worth investigating.

How it worKS

  • Greenlight will visit your premises and review your energy needs.
  • Greenlight makes an offer with a guaranteed energy production.
  • Greenlight installs the solar system at no cost to you.
  • You save money on your monthly electricity bill and use a portion of your savings to pay for the solar system.
  • After 10 to 20 years (you choose), the solar system becomes yours!

MAINTENANCE, GUARANTEE & INSURANCE

For the duration of the lease, Greenlight will be responsible for the maintenance of the entire solar system. Greenlight will also provide a guarantee on the production of the solar power, paying back a proportionate amount of the rental if this guaranteed level is not met. These corrections happen once a year.

As the system will be installed on the customers property, insurance is the responsibility of the customer.

CONTRACT

Before installing the solar system, Greenlight will present a contract that will govern the relationship between Greenlight and your business. The contract will detail the following:

  • Installation Costs: These will be carried by Greenlight.
  • Maintenance: To be covered by Greenlight for the duration of the rental period.
  • Transfer to the SSEG tariff: This is the responsibility of the Complex but the application and submission will be performed by Greenlight (with customers approval).
  • Insurance: Is the responsibility of the complex to insure the solar system.
  • Opt out: At any point the complex can purchase the remainder of the rental period.
  • Guarantee: Greenlight will guarantee a minimum annual solar production.

FAQ

These are some of the questions we have been asked in the past (with our answers)

HOW MUCH WILL THE SOLAR SYSTEM SAVE US?

The savings generated by the solar system vary depending on a number of factors including:

  • The time of year; more solar power is generated in summer than in winter.
  • The percentage self-consumption, i.e. how much of the solar power is used within the complex rather than exported to the municipality.
  • The tariff structure you are on.

An estimate of the expected savings is shown in the appendices for the two lease options.

WILL THE SYSTEM PROVIDE POWER DURING LOAD SHEDDING OR WHEN THE GRID IS UNAVAILABLE?

The proposed solar system is a grid-tied system. This means that it is connected to the grid and for safety reasons, must shut down when the grid is unavailable.

At any point, the system can be modified to allow the system to operate off-grid and to store energy for night time use. However, the cost of these modifications is not included in this proposal.

ARE THERE ANY UPFRONT COSTS?

There are no upfront costs to purchase the system. However, there may be a small cost (estimate of R8000), the transfer to the Municipal Feed-in (SSEG) tariff. This tariff allows you to earn credits for any unused solar power that is exported to the grid.

HOW CAN WE INCREASE THE AMOUNT OF SOLAR POWER THAT WE USE DIRECTLY?

Solar power that you use directly (self-consumption) is more valuable than solar power sold to the municipality. For every kWh of solar power you consume directly you save R2.25 while earning only R0.69  if it is sold to the grid.

You can increase your solar self-consumption (to maximise savings) by using as much of your electricity in the day as possible and reducing the electricity used at night. For example, geyser managers/ timers can be set to run during the day and the delay function on dishwashers/ washing machines can be used to let them operate during the middle of the day. Installing efficient LED lights is an excellent way to reduce night time lighting consumption.