Ground mount solar PV has traditionally been installed on available land at an optimum angle and position to capture maximum light.

However installing a system with modules mounted on single axis trackers, engineered to follow the trajectory of the sun, is now just as commercially viable. This technology increases efficiency by 15-20%.

While rooftop solar arrays are often the most common choice for commercial solar customers, there are many reasons to consider a ground mounted solar system.

Since ground mount systems generally cost about the same as a rooftop system, installing a ground-mount system is a great option if there are obstructions or limitations to installing solar panels on your roof.

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Doug Hall Poultry | 1.2MW | QLD

When to consider a ground mount solar system:

✓ For large systems (over 100kW)

✓ You have sunny, exposed land

✓ For rural or regional areas

✓ You have limited roof space for desired system size

✓ Your roof is poorly oriented towards the sun or at an inappropriate angle

✓ There is shading on roof from trees, exhaust vents, or other buildings

Todae Solar has completed more ground mount commercial solar systems than any other commercial installer in Australia.

Ground Mount Solar System Details & Savings:

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  • Minimum Size of System Needed

    A 100kW solar system or higher (approx. 370 solar panels and 3/4 commercial grade inverters)
  • Land Area Needed

    A ground mount solar system requires more surface area than a rooftop system - a minimum of 1000m2 for a 100kW system size.
  • Government Solar Rebate

    Your organisation is currently eligible to receive up to 30% off the cost of the solar system via the Large Scale Solar Rebate.
  • Improving efficiency

    Todae Solar now recommends installing single axis trackers on all ground mount solar installations. They increase efficiency by 15-20% but their cost increase is lower.
  • Potential Annual Savings

    Depending on the system size and other variables a ground mount solar system could contribute to over 100% of your electricity bills.
  • Potential Payback Period

    Depending on your location, system size, usage and tariffs a solar system will pay itself off in around 3 - 5 years.
  • Approximate CO2 Abatement

    The minimum ground mount system size (100kW) will help your business to reduce your carbon emissions by around 2500-2700 tonnes (over 20 years).
  • Levelised Cost of Electricity

    With long term warranties, a ground mount system can deliver a Levelised Cost of Electricity (LCOE) between 3 - 8 c/kWh (over 20 years).

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Is a Ground Mount Solar Power Plant Suited To My Business

Organisations that spend a minimum of $3,500 per month on electricity with sufficient land area can receive significant energy savings by installing a ground mount solar system. To understand the potential benefits, a Todae Solar consultant will analyse your electricity usage and provide a sophisticated business case to provide insight into the viability of solar. To register for a no-obligation consultation, please fill out the contact form below. Todae Solar’s clients have installed large-scale solar for the following reasons:

Energy Cost Reductions

Large-scale energy consumers spend significant money on energy per annum. While these organisations often receive competitive electricity tariffs, these costs can still be one of the largest operational line-items. A ground mount solar system of 500kW can generate over 740,000kWh per year and provide potential annual savings of over $150,000. These cost reductions can allow your business to improve operational profitability and reinvest these savings in other strategic projects. With finance solutions that do not require upfront capital your organisation could receive these benefits without affecting capital budgets.

Ongoing LGC Revenue

Commercial solar installations above 100kW are eligible to receive Largescale Generation Certificates (LGC’s) for the energy that they generate. This is part of the Federal Renewable Energy Target (RET) and provides one certificate for one megawatt hour of electricity generation. With the scheme running up until 2030, this can provide over $600,000 of additional revenue for the duration of the scheme.

Risk Mitigation

Whilst large-scale energy consumers often have 2-3 year electricity contracts, energy prices have increased significantly in the last 12 months and are continuing to follow an upward trajectory. Even a 5% increase in these costs can have a dramatic impact on profitability. This lack of control over electricity costs can pose a large risk to your organisation. Large-scale solar systems including ground mount installations, can be used as an initiative to provide greater certainty to, control over and accountability to energy costs.

Marketing Benefits

Organisations that are suited to large-scale solar often have sustainability targets or initiatives in place. Globally solar is one of the most common initiatives to promote Corporate Social Responsibility with organisations such as Apple and Google investing heavily in solar under their sustainability targets. Locally, numerous organisations benefit from solar; one of Todae Solar’s customers, Stockland, received a Green Globe award for their 1.22MW installation.

Why Choose Todae Solar

Todae Solar is Australia’s #1 commercial solar installer. In 2015, 2016 and 2017 we were ranked as the top commercial installer for total capacity. Across a diverse range of industries from Aged Care to Food & Beverage and Retail, we are able to provide sophisticated insights into the potential viability of solar for your business. Todae Solar saw a boom in ground mount solar PV installations across 2017 and 2018, in has installed systems for Utility Services, Agriculture, Construction and Manufacturing industries. Contact us for a free consultation and see how much you can save with solar.

Solar Finance Options for Ground Mount Solar Systems

Todae Solar offers a range of solar financing options from capex, solar lease options and power purchase agreements. Some of our solutions can provide a discounted electricity tariff from Day 1 that requires no capital expenditure. Our consultants will work with you to help determine the right finance solution for your organisation.
PPA
No Upfront Costs
  • Only pay for the solar energy used
  • Discounted rate compared to grid tariff
  • Fixed term between 10 – 20 years
  • All O&M and insurance is included in the tariff
Lease
Limited Upfront Costs
  • Fixed monthly payments
  • Potentially cashflow positive from Q1
  • Fixed term
  • Own the system after the term
Purchase
Greatest Savings
  • No ongoing payments
  • Payback between 3 – 6 years
  • Immediate ownership of system
  • Solar panels guaranteed for 25 years

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