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Commercial solar solutions for your business

At Meridian, we’re passionate about solar energy. It’s here to stay too you can enjoy that renewable energy for as long as the sun comes up. Now’s the time to find out if solar is right for your business. If it is, let’s start making watts while the sun shines. 

How can we help? Well, renewable energy is our thing our track record speaks for itself. From helping the Kingdom of Tonga generate from solar in 2012 to installing solar arrays across New Zealand, we’re in a prime place to help you generate your own energy for years to come. We’ve got the expertise to manage the entire process for you.   

    Clean up your carbon footprint

    Solar can help support your business’ sustainability objectives. You’ll also join the movement towards our country’s ambitious renewable energy targets. By powering your business in part with sun, you’ll reduce your scope 2 emissions.

    Know your spend

    Solar installations can provide some long term budget certainty with less exposure to fluctuating electricity prices. Plus, they can lower operating expenses through reduced energy and network charges.

    Walk the talk

    Commercial solar is a tangible and measurable commitment to the environment. It’s out there for your customers and the market to see – giving a sunny boost to your reputation.

Get started with solar energy

We’ve got options for different needs, so you can get the right fit for your business.

  • Solar Power Purchase Agreement

    his could be for your business if you’d prefer no upfront capital costs. A Meridian Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) gets you solar through monthly payments. We’ll design, install and maintain a solar system for you. Your business won’t need to put any upfront capital cost towards the solar system because we will own it while you’re paying it off and we’ll sell the power generated back to you at an agreed c/kWh rate for the lifetime of the PPA.

    After that, you'll be the proud new owner of your solar array. A solar PPA is invoiced monthly like your regular power bill, so it doesn’t tie up capital you could use for your core business activities.

  • Solar Buy Now

    If you’d like to manage your own solar system, this is the package for you. With a Solar Buy Now package, we'll do the hard work up front. After that, you'll own and operate your solar system.

    We can get you underway with a detailed solar assessment to give you the information you need to decide if solar is right for you. If it is, we’ll help size a solar system to meet your business needs, building infrastructure and energy load. Give us a call and we’ll get you a competitive, all-inclusive quote you can rely on.

What our customers have to say

    Kiwi property

    Kiwi Property – Northlands Mall (Chch)

    Solar Power Purchase Agreement – 185kWp

    “This programme is important to Kiwi Property and our commitment to the environment, as it builds on our existing on-site solar installation, at grid-competitive prices. It will also contribute directly to the growth of renewables in New Zealand.”

    - Linda Trainer, General Manager - Asset Management, Kiwi Property

    Lincoln University

    Lincoln University – Te Kete Ika (Chch)

    Solar Power Purchase Agreement – 102kWp

    “Meridian’s commercial solar terms have helped Lincoln University move ahead with our first solar project on our Te Kete Ika building. It’s part of our wider sustainability goals and the start of a larger rollout of onsite renewable energy.”

    - Phil O’Callaghan, Chief Operating Officer, Lincoln University

    Auckland museum

    Auckland Museum (Auckland)

    Solar Buy Now

    “Meridian are proactive in bringing new ideas and technologies to us. We’ve enjoyed their technical advice over the years which has certainly helped us regarding the solar panels in particular."

    - Les Fleming, Director Corporate Services and Chief Financial Officer, Auckland Museum

Want to find out more?

To find out more about commercial solar and what we offer, please fill in the form below and we’ll email you an info pack.

  

FAQs

Are there requirements to going solar?

There are many factors to consider such as your roof size, amount of electricity you use and when you use it. We’ll work with you to see if a solar system is right for you. 

What are the cost benefits of commercial solar? Can going solar save money?

Solar installations provide both short- and long-term costs benefits. Solar systems can pay themselves off in the long run, as well as being great for the environment. You’ll have a lower electricity bill through reduced grid supplied energy and network costs. 

What happens to any excess energy my solar system generates? Can I sell my solar energy?

If the solar system generates more electricity than you’re using, the system will export to the grid. However, we’ll design your solar system to ensure that it’s an optimal size for your business to minimise this. If your system does export excess energy, Meridian will buy back this electricity at an agreed rate.  

What are the maintenance requirements for a commercial solar system?

With a Meridian Power Purchase Agreement, we’ll maintain your solar system for you during the duration of the PPA. Otherwise, it’s your responsibility to maintain, but most of these tasks are straightforward like cleaning the panels.