With a growing interest in renewable energy, more Australians are looking for ways to reduce their carbon footprint. Renewable energy sources for electricity are becoming more common, and they’ve never been easier to attain.

Today we’re spoilt for choice when it comes to how we consume our electricity and where we get it from.

Solar power generation is one of the most popular choices for renewable energy today. This energy source is not only clean but can be cost-effective too. Solar power is generated by utilising natural light into electricity. The most common method involves using PV or solar cell. You’ll find these cells on the solar panels you see installed on roofs today.

How we deliver solar generation

ENM Solutions can provide specialist solar generation services to residents living in multi-unit dwellings. We can assess your building's suitability for an embedded network, driven by renewable energy.

Our expert team can also assist with running a tender to help you find the right solar generation system that matches your desired quality and price range. So if you live in an apartment building, retirement village, or even a broadacre development, you can rely on ENM Solutions to find the right solar generation solution.

Building a Business Case for Solar

As embedded networks increasingly prioritise sustainability and cost efficiency through innovative solutions, solar power generation continues to provide a compelling solution, especially when coupled with private electricity networks (embedded networks). Below we outline the key aspects of building a robust business case for solar, and effectively tendering for providers:

1. Assess the Feasibility:
- Begin by evaluating the technical and financial viability of solar PV systems for your specific site.
- Consider building constraints,electrical upgrades, roof conditions, and safe roof access.
- Model solar yield using advanced tools and analyze load profiles.

2. Financial Analysis:
- Conduct a comprehensive business and financial assessment, taking into account factors that will be specific to operation within an Embedded Network is crucial to accurate assessment.
- Evaluate capital expenditure (CAPEX) for installation, ongoing operational costs (OPEX), and potential income/savings to understand the best position for your network.

3. Energy Independence and Cost Control:
- Solar power provides electricity independence, reducing reliance on external suppliers.
- As electricity prices rise, having a self-sustainable energy source gives building owners better control over costs and can actually improve the financial performance of the network.

4. Meeting Green Building Standards:
- Local councils and industry standards (such as NABERS) emphasize energy efficiency, with assessments specific to apartment buildings and Embedded Networks available.
- Incorporating solar power aligns with green building and energy trends, contributing to a lower carbon footprint and renewable energy options for tenants.

5. Tendering Process:
- Our expertise and experience allows our team to run a tender specifically suited to your needs, ensuring we find the right solar generation system and the right provider.
- Specify quality requirements and price range.
- Engage with reputable providers who can deliver reliable solutions, including .

6. Expert Assistance:
- Partner with specialists like ENM Solutions.
- We can assess your building and network, recommend suitable solar solutions, and guide you through the tendering process.
- Depending on your desired outcomes, this may include additional partner recommendations to ensure each step of the way is delivered and provided with a solution that suits your end goals. These include billing, metering provision, electrical works or compliance support.

Why choose solar generation?

Renewable and localised power generation has fast become an expectation and built within many of the standard offerings that now shape the future of the electricity landscape. Solar generation remains a strong offering and step forward when it comes to building greener buildings, and reducing our carbon footprint. Today’s consumers also face the issue of rising costs for electricity.

Having electricity independence and a self-sustainable energy source can help building owners gain control over the pricing of their electricity. This control enables greater resilience to the market and opportunity to provide greater choice and outcomes for embedded network owners and tenants. Meanwhile, Local councils are also establishing new building standards to meet the criteria of the National Australian Built Environment Rating System (NABERS). This system is used to rate the energy efficiency of buildings by comparing them against benchmarks set by current Australian building performance data.

Multi-unit dwellings have fast become one of the most popular building types to incorporate solar power generation. The rise in popularity is thanks to the growing trend of designing green apartment buildings.