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Merri-bek businesses go solar

By May 24, 2022May 31st, 2022No Comments
Solar panels on commercial building roof

Terra Madre is the latest Merri-bek business to invest in renewable energy and install rooftop solar for a clean energy future.

The organics supermarket newly arrived on Sydney Road, south of Merri-bek Road, installed a 139kW system on its shop and adjacent warehouse.

The installation of the system was supported by Merri-bek Council through an Environmental Upgrade Agreement.

The agreement is a fixed rate, long-term loan administered by Council and paid back through rate installments. No upfront capital or security is required.

Going solar is a ‘no-brainer’

Merri-bek businesses like Terra Madre are switching to solar to reduce their operating costs and protect themselves from rising energy prices.

Terra Madre co-owner Ryan O’Connor also says they did it because “that’s where the world is heading. You can get a low interest loan and if you know you’re going to be around 5+ years, it’s a no brainer.”

If you own or lease a commercial building in Merri-bek you may be eligible for assistance installing solar. Other environmental upgrades such as switching to energy saving heating or lighting are also available.

Find out more at Making Your Business Sustainable.

For householders, Merri-bek also offers guidance on accredited and trusted solar installers and rebate advice to help you install solar at home through Solar Savers.

Visit Solar Savers today and join over 8500 Merri-bek households with rooftop solar.