Kay Thornton-Cohen from Solar Depot hears this on a regular basis, and this is what she has to say.


Over the past couple of years the electricity prices has doubled for many companies. This eats into ever shrinking profits and many small to medium businesses are shutting there doors.

Will installing solar help me?

Solar is the perfect solution. Because businesses are using their electricity during the day when the sun is shining they will reduce their electric bill. Not only during the payback period but for the life of the solar panels, which is around 25 years.

What is the payback period on solar?

It ranges from 1.5years to around 3 years depending on what type of tariff you are paying. Small businesses are paying the highest price per kWh so they will be the ones with the shortest payback.

How do I know what size system to buy?

Talk to an expert like Kay from Solar Depot. She has 7 years experience in Commercial solar. She can read any electric bill and advise the best solution for year business.


Solar Depot is an Australian owned and operated company with the owner Troy Ryan being in the industry for over 25 years. Their office/warehouse is located at Lonsdale but they travel all over South Australia installing top quality solar systems.

Kay can help you with any size system. Weather it be a small 5kW for a small business to a MW for larger businesses. She would be happy to provide you with references for existing customers with similar systems to what you require.

Kay’s after sales service is exceptional. She regularly checks the monitoring via the website to make sure your system is doing what it should be.

Most of Kay’s customers are referrals or repeat business from companies with multiple sites

If you would like an obligation free quote give Kay a call on 0409 709 146

Email kayt@solardepot.com.au

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