This is an exclusive Victorian Government School initiative. If you are an independent school see the business sections below or contact Planet Ark Power on 1300 187 343 to discuss a solution for your site.
Power your Business or School with Solar
Planet Ark has found that while Australia is a world leader in per capita installation of rooftop solar for households, we have been slow to follow the lead of other countries in the commercial rooftop space. So Planet Ark has teamed up with GoZERO to create Planet Ark Power.
The program's aim is to speed up the installation of solar panels on non-residential rooftops across Australia. We enable businesses, commercial property investors, schools, councils, shopping centres, car parks and more to generate their own clean solar power and implement energy efficiency and storage technologies with the minimum financial outlay.
How can we help you?
- For Employees
- For Schools
- For Business Owners Who Lease Their Premises
- For Business Owners Who Own Their Premises
Why Solar And Why Now?
Well, the latest news is the cost of solar is now less than the cost of most alternative electricity sources. This means getting solar installed finally makes good businesses sense. Solar power now plays a significant role in Planet Ark’s steps to make your workplace more sustainable.
Our model means that most companies spending $10,000 or more on electricity a year are in a position to save big on their bills, whilst also making a strong and sustainable environmental difference.
Enquire here for a free, no obligation energy usage report, along with a site installation report with comprehensive financial modelling and forecasts.
Planet Ark’s Initiative to Promote A Low Carbon Lifestyle
A key area of work for the team at Planet Ark is to help create low carbon lifestyles. After seeing the uptake of non-residential rooftop solar overseas, Planet Ark looked around for ways to achieve the same here in Australia. The resultant product setup to be offered by GoZERO Energy trading as Planet Ark Power will deliver:
- Quality, reputable and smart engineering-based solutions
- Innovations like smart batteries combined with power factor correction, energy controls and LED lighting to address the total energy bill
- Finance packages that are cash-flow positive from the day of installation and
- Installation backed by an ASX listed company.
GoZERO Energy trading as Planet Ark Power is an Australian renewable energy company with a strong background in research and innovation. The company was founded by experts in photovoltaic (solar) engineering with a goal of overcoming the hurdles preventing solar uptake, particularly amongst energy-intensive businesses.
The GoZERO Energy team have developed a range of unique and innovative technologies that optimise large photovoltaic systems including sophisticated software that models the most cost-effective solar installations, energy management and battery storage options.
At this stage, Planet Ark Power is focused on mid-to-large-sized solar installations rather than residential.
Australian households are already world leaders in residential solar installations with a well-developed industry to service this market. In fact, 16% of Australian homes generate power from the sun. Businesses and other organisational uptake, on the other hand, has been much slower.
Be the advocate for real environmental change in your workplace. All you’ll need is a recent power bill from your accounts department and 5 minutes of your time to fill out a form. To get started, enrol your interest here:
If you work for a business that is moving toward becoming more sustainable in its operations, or you would like to see the business become more aware of their environmental responsibilities, then we encourage you to reach out to us to drive real change by becoming an advocate for Solar Power on your workplace.
We will equip you with all the information you need to start the conversation with the decision makers.
Some of the likely key benefits to come if your action results in a solar power installation:
- Greatly reduce the carbon footprint for your workplace
- Greatly reduce the cost of power, freeing up finances for other more productive activities
- Improve the environmental image of the business
- Contribute to a work culture of environmental sustainability
Become an honorary business hero at Planet Ark Power by getting solar at your workplace.
Planet Ark Power and equigroup have collaborated to create a unique finance package so Victorian Government schools can obtain the savings offered by installing solar, battery, storage and power quality systems.
The paperwork has already been simplified, as the DET Master Rental Agreement (MRA) has already been signed and executed by the VIC Government. All that is left is a simple rental schedule per system to be signed by the school. Further administration - including billing and collection - are performed by equigroup as the DET preferred leasing supplier.
There is also free access to “The Asset Advantage”, equigroup online asset management tool which provides complete transparency as to costs, detailed reporting, automatic notice and end of term agreements. Schools have access to their own tailored online portal provided by Planet Ark Power to check system performance on a real time basis.
For Business Owners Who Lease Their Premises
Planet Ark Power has come up with a unique way for your business to benefit from solar power at no upfront cost to you OR your landlord!
Here’s how it works:
Planet Ark Power covers the cost of installing solar power on your workplace and sells the power back to you at a much lower rate compared to your current grid-based energy supply (typically 30-40% cheaper).
This way the property owner is happy because their asset sees capital growth without paying for the installation! And your workplace benefits from much cheaper power costs!
Essentially a micro power plant on the roof of your business that has the potential to feed the surrounding community with any excess clean power outside hours of operations!
Here is a summary of the key benefits:
- No upfront cost to you as the business owner
- No upfront cost to the property owner
- Reduce exposure to grid power market fluctuations
- 30-40% cheaper power costs
- Put savings towards more productive business expenses
- Carbon emissions significantly reduced for the business
- Property value increases for the property owner
- Improved environmental image for the business
You may be wondering how to convince the property owner of doing this? It’s simple, you get the process started by supplying a recent energy bill and the authority for us to assess your historical energy usage (NMI data). With this information, Planet Ark Power then does some accurate computer modelling. With your help, we will get the conversation started with the property owner.
If you are ready to do your part for the environment and further optimise cash flow for your business, get the ball rolling by requesting a free energy assessment.
For Business Owners Who Own Their Premises
If you are an owner occupier, we are excited that we can offer a cashflow positive solar system with no upfront costs!
The system will likely pay for itself in 3-5 years, freeing up a large portion of your usual power costs for more productive work, while also increasing the capital growth of your property.
If solar was installed on your business' premises, it is likely you would enjoy the following benefits:
- 30-40% savings on power costs
- Reduced exposure to price fluctuations of grid power
- Significantly reduced carbon emissions
- Future proofed power supply
- Property value increased
- Cashflow positive from day one
- System paid for itself in 3-5 years
- Improved environmental image for the business
If this resonates with you as a business owner, then it is time to get started. All you need to do is get a recent power bill ready and spend 5 minutes of your time filling out a form to get a free energy assessment.
Find Out More
To find out more about Planet Ark Power contact Rachel Rayner via email or on 02 8484 7216.