What's putting the slows on commercial solar?

Network demand charges are replacing energy charges at a prolific rate and this unfairly diminishes the ability of solar PV to provide value, particularly in the commercial sector. The chance to defend ourselves against profiteering is diminishing.

Across the PV industry, one of the most commonly requested bits of intelligence I get asked for is a data base of commercial electricity prices. Everyone wants to know where to find a best case scenario of high electricity prices because that’s where PV will provide the biggest bang for your buck.

My response is to use the punch line of one of our whitegoods retailers; the database would be valueless because ‘everything’s negotiable’ – the Bing Lee factor.

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