Step 1 - Discover
Step 2 - A solution
Step 3 - PPA
Step 4 - Sit back
Step 5 - Own your solar
step 1 - Your consumption
Ever looked at your bill and thought - "What the hell?"
Many business owners have no idea how to read their bill or make sense of exactly what they are paying for. Then after that, how do you know where to find the savings. Sure you can always look at another coal burning electricity retailer, but really they all have the same costs and so charge their customers the same!
So why not look at something new?
We will ask to view your energy bills so that we can see exactly how much you are paying for electricity, and how it break downs. Many electricity retailers make bills confusing, adding discounts and fees to hide the true cost of energy per kilowatt hour (kWh). We'll help you to unravel this.
We may then install an analytics monitoring device to learn how and when you use your electricity. We will monitor this energy data for a few weeks to get a good idea of how power is utilised by your business, and how efficient your power supply is.
We might have some questions for you, such as "Can the load (power usage) be shifted to other parts of the day?" or "Why is there is such a large draw at any particular time?" With this information we can determine the ideal Solar Energy Solution for your business' needs.
Did you know electricity prices in Australia have risen by 117% since 2008, leaving Australians paying more for their power than almost anywhere else in the world.
What was your electricity bill 5 years ago? About half of what it is today. Now imagine what’s it’s going to be in the next 5 years.
Is the total kilowatt per hour (kWh) cost, to deliver electricity to your business, above 20 cents? If so you're paying too much.
If you want to avoid volatile and ever-increasing power prices, take electricity costs into your own hands by going solar with AG Energy.
We’re in the business of using solar energy to cut electricity bills for small and medium businesses, WITH ZERO UPFRONT COST.
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step 2 - Develop a solution
You might have thought, "solar seems like a good idea" and then searched the net only to realise the costs involved.
Have you received a quote for a new Solar PV System and thought to yourself, "That's a pretty big capital outlay"? Well you're not alone. Because the biggest barrier to the uptake of renewable solar energy is the upfront capital cost. The upfront outlay for a business Solar System is easily upwards of $20,000.
Design that solution
We speak with you to design a solution that will work for your business, based on the data we learned in step 1 . We will provide you with the results of the energy audit, and a Solar Energy Solution recommendation that is tailored and designed to maximise your savings and improve your bottom line, with comparisons.
This will set out the size of the SolarPV System we will install and where it will be installed. Instead of paying high prices for electricity that include retailer, network and distributor costs. Why not just buy electricity straight from the source. A solar power purchase agreement can provide you with electricity without all the excess charges from the out dated system you know as "the grid".
Partner with AG Energy and you may see savings up to 50% cheaper than what you are current paying per kilowatt hour (kWh). That is a great saving for your business or farm.
We have removed the single-biggest barrier to the uptake of solar energy. Now there are no upfront costs to our customers.
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Step 3 - Our Solar Power Purchase Agreement covers the full cost of installing a new Solar System at your business location
Through a Solar Power Purchase Agreement (Solar PPA), AG Energy will cover the cost of installing your Solar System at your business’ location. We then sell the energy generated from the Solar System back to your business, at a GUARANTEED lower rate than your current electricity retailer. Only pay for what you use.
Entering into a Solar PPA does not require you to leave your current power supplier, so it will not affect the quality or stability of your power supply. All you are doing is allowing us to install solar panels on your roof for free, and retail you the energy produced from those solar panels at a lower price.
At the end of the agreement the ownership of the Solar System, along with the full benefits of free energy, pass on to you and your business.
From day one you pay a rate that is cheaper than your current electricity rate, with zero maintenance costs.
Like a traditional electricity retailer, AG Energy sells electricity generated by your Solar System (by the kWh) at a GUARANTEED lower rate than your current electricity retailer.
We apply high standards to the quality and workmanship of your Solar System, as well as having a vested interest in the ongoing operation, maintenance and performance of your System. All maintenance and cleaning required is done by us, for free.
Volatility in energy prices creates uncertainties around operating costs. An AG Energy Solar PPA enables your business to create cost stability without the upfront investment costs.
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Step 4 - Ongoing maintenance, service and support
No disruption to your business
Once we have installed the Solar System it's almost 'set and forget' for you. But don't worry, we still have our eye on everything.
Because you only pay for what you consume, we only get paid when the Solar System we have installed is working. So not only will we reduce your electricity costs from day one, we will also take care of your Solar System operation and maintenance.
This means we have an ongoing vested interest in the operation, maintenance and performance of your System. We take care of all maintenance during the contract period, and continually monitor your Solar System's performance to identify any issues as and when they occur.
We will monitor and keep a close eye on the performance of your Solar System to make sure it stays within its expected range. If we detect any hints that it's beginning to under-perform we will come out and inspect it, give it a clean, and complete any other works as required. All of this is done at our own cost.
On the 5th of every month you will receive an easy to read electricity bill from AG Energy. It will detail how much solar you have produced and consumed, how much was sent back to the grid, with savings comparisons. We only charge you for the electricity you have consumed from the Solar System.
We also like to stay in touch with our customers, so we might give you a call or drop by and have a chat to see how things are going, discuss any issues you might be having, or discuss any future requirements for your business and energy needs.
You will continue to remain with your current electricity retailer, and will continue to stay connected to the grid to ensure continuity of power supply for normal business activities. But your total cost of energy willl be drastically reduced.
At night or when the sun is not shining you will continue to use electricity from the grid as normal, and will be charged by your electricity retailer in the usual manner.
If you sell your business there are no break fees or costs. If the buyer of your business does not wish to continue the remaining terms of that contract, then our team will come and remove the Solar System from your premises, restore it to its original state, and allow you to terminate the contract without any break fees or costs to yourself.
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Now you own the Solar System outright once the term of the agreement has finished
After the term on the contract has finished you will receive a final bill, a thank you from us, and a congratulations for owning your own Solar Energy Solution.
That's because on the last day the Solar System will be yours, with no buyout costs and no hidden payments; the title automatically transfers over to your business.
We can continue to provide monitoring and maintenance services for you if you wish on a monthly basis, or you might wish to look after things yourself for a while. Either way we are always available to answer your questions or give you a helping hand.