Financing solar and energy efficient lighting equipment for your business makes sense!
Our energy landscape is changing. As the price of power continues to rise, smart businesses are looking for strategies to better manage their energy costs. One solution is investing in renewable energy and energy efficiency; it can generate significant savings in energy use and costs.
Energy assets usually involve a large initial investment and very low operating costs. In some cases, access to capital can restrict an organisation’s ability to make these types of investments.
Financing your energy asset might be a good solution for your business as it removes the need to make a large upfront investment. Instead you pay regular monthly instalments. In this way, your cash outflow is better matched to your energy savings. In some cases, the value of these savings may equal, or even exceed the cost of the financing which creates a neutral or positive cash flow.
A solar system for example requires a large initial investment to cover purchasing and installing the equipment. From then on, the costs involved with operating a solar system are minimal as each year – your new solar system will save you money on your energy bill.
A Chattel Mortgage allows you to own your solar system immediately.
For eligible solar systems, a Chattel Mortgage entitles you to generate Small-scale Technology Certificates (STCs). These are often used to offset part of the price of your system.
After the final payment has been made and the contract is complete, the mortgage is discharged giving you clear title to the asset.
If you are a business registered for GST you may also be entitled to an input tax credit resulting from your acquisition of the energy asset.
Thanks to our partners at Macquarie Leasing we can arrange finance for qualifying solar equipment including panels, inverters, racking and mounting, as well as the expenses involved with the installation of your system.
As well as solar systems, we can also finance a range of energy efficient lighting installations.
Macquarie Leasing will consider finance applications from tenants who wish to purchase and install solar and energy efficient lighting equipment in their business premises on a case by case basis.
For more information on how you can benefit from this service, please contact us on 08 8451 1500
To your success,
Sam & Matt
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