Noosa’s Small to Medium Companies - Leading the Charge
BUSINESS ELECTRICITY FOCUS FOR 2019
In 2019 ZEN will have a major focus on increasing the take up of rooftop solar by business (including industrial, commercial and tourism). The start of 2019 has seen a huge increase in solar interest across the region.
Energex data shows that Noosa’s 3,057 businesses consume approx $24.3m of electricity per annum. It is likely that this is an underestimate of business consumption, since tourism accommodation is likely to be recorded in residential figures.
Zero Emissions Noosa wants to share the stories of those businesses already taking action to reduce their emissions. We have commissioned a series of case studies which will soon be available on this website.
BARRIERS AND BENEFITS TO SOLAR UPTAKE IN BUSINESS
In order to better understand our region’s business perceptions of solar, Zero Emissions Noosa Inc commissioned The Social Deck to undertake research into the barriers and benefits of solar for business. This has helped us better understand how we can support our local businesses on the journey. As a result we will be providing a number of case studies on local business solar take up as well as a series of seminars focusing on the concerns raised in the barriers report.
Many businesses are already leading the charge and seeing the benefits of shifting their energy sources and time of energy use.
A drive around the Noosaville industrial estate reveals that the following businesses have installed rooftop solar:
AGS Architectural Glass Solutions
Alpha & Omega
Amo Gelato/Absolute Providores
Belmondos Organic Market
Bissells Paint and Panel
Derek Beasley Private Landlord 25kW
Di Henshall Interior Design
Drop Bear Adventures
Ella and Sunday 6.6KW
Embassy Stone 27.6KW
Fairshore Noosa Resort
Gull Bros 66kW
Paint Right 20KW
Peregian Beach Home Hardware
Rene's Marine and Tropical Aquariums
Solar on trailers?
Storage First Noosa
Sunshine Mowers 20KW
Tewantin Bowls Club
(Tewantin newsagent) Office Choice 44kW
Kellick Marine Concepts
Laguna Bay Air Conditioning
Laguna Boating 10KW
Makris Wholesale Foods
Mikes Customs 6.6KW
Noosa Canvas & Vinyl
Noosa CV Radiators Repairs 14kW
Noosa Engineering & Crane Hire
Noosa Fish Providores
Noosa Metal Fabrication
Noosa Party Hire
Noosa Sound Resort
Noosa Village Shopping Centre 250kW
Increasing energy efficiency is also important for business and industry. Energy-saving light-emitting diodes (LED) lighting can positively transform our work environments and significantly cut the costs of lighting and maintenance.
If our work sites are using old lighting technology, chances are our energy bill is being impacted. LED bulbs use a fraction of the power of old lighting technology such as compact fluorescent or incandescent bulbs. Replacing inefficient lighting with LED lighting will mean we will use less power and pay less for it. Talk with the EcoBiz service today for free support tailored to reducing your energy bills for your business.