Solar power makes good business sense

The Power of Energy Autonomy

Utilising renewable energy like solar power is not only a better option for our planet than relying on the fossil fuel generated grid power, it also makes perfect business sense for industry and commerce to take advantage of it. As solar power generation becomes more established for agricultural, manufacturing and commercial buildings in Australia, the good news stories are steadily coming in as businesses report their positive results. It truly is a measurable benefit for RTO - and it is only going to get better.

These are just some of the many positive stories coming from industry about their solar installation investment:


Bumper harvest for Red Centre date farm after making the switch to solar

ABC Rural News, Reporter: Jack Price, 29th May 2019

A date farm in Central Australia is celebrating a bumper harvest after doubling its previous record — and its workers are putting much of their success down to a switch to solar power.
— Jack Price, 29th May 2019

World's largest macadamia processor switches to solar power, boosting return for growers

ABC Rural News, Reporter: Kim Honan, 31st May, 2019

Picture: MPC factory, courtesy ABC Rural, Supplied by Macadamia Processing Company

Picture: MPC factory, courtesy ABC Rural, Supplied by Macadamia Processing Company

It [solar power] runs nearly 80 per cent of the day shift in the factory, that’s running everything which is a huge impact on the environment and a huge impact financially
— Andrew Leslie, MPC director

Landlords to pay penalty for not going green: super fund

Larry Schlesinger, Australian Financial Review, 27th May 2019

Picture: solar panel array used as a facade on a commercial building.  “Whilst conservative governments around the world dither about tackling climate change, commercial property landlords including some of Australia's biggest A-REITS are taking action to reduce their carbon footprints.” - Larry Schlesinger, Australian Financial Review.

Picture: solar panel array used as a facade on a commercial building.

“Whilst conservative governments around the world dither about tackling climate change, commercial property landlords including some of Australia's biggest A-REITS are taking action to reduce their carbon footprints.” - Larry Schlesinger, Australian Financial Review.

You find that when markets are strong, it’s easy for a lot of landlords. But when things get a bit tougher, tenants are more likely to stay put in buildings with good environmental credentials.
— Scott Armstrong, Property Portfolio Manager, LGS

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