Solar Fund

A flexible, smart funding solution for commercial solar PV installations

  • Fixed quarterly repayments to local council
  • Cashflow positive from day one
  • No deposit or additional personal security required

LEARN ABOUT OUR
SOLAR FUND

Is Solar Fund
Available for my
property?

Our finance is offered in partnership with local councils. Check to see if yours is participating here

How It Works:

Solar Fund Finance

Our Solar Fund is a fixed rate, long term loan for solar PV upgrades to existing commercial buildings. With terms of up to 20 years available, your business could be cashflow positive from day one – where your savings exceed repayments.

Our expert team can work with you and your solar installer to find the perfect term that maximises your savings and cashflow.

20 Year Loan Example

Don’t be scared of the longer finance term – Solar Fund’s unique structure mean that the finance is secured by the land, not the owner, so that if the property is sold, the solar system and the finance stay with the property for the new owner to benefit from.

A form of Environmental Upgrade Finance, our Solar Fund does what other financial products simply can’t, and helps businesses realise their dream of saving money and generating their own electricity.

Benefits
Solar Fund Other Finance
Up to 100% project finance, including hard and soft costs   X
Terms of up to 20 years   X
Fixed, quarterly repayments   X
Loan fully transferrable upon sale of building   X
No additional personal security required   X
Repayments can be shared with tenants without renegotiating lease   X
Up to one quarter with no repayment   X

Financing your solar project with Solar Fund is surprisingly easy.

  1. Engage a solar installer to scope and quote on the works. To work with an SAF endorsed partner, have a look here
  2. Our expert team will work with you to match a Solar Fund term that maximises your business cashflow
  3. Project is greenlit, and your business, local council and SAF sign an Environmental Upgrade Agreement (EUA)
  4. Up to three progress payments can be made and down payment refunded to customerr
  5. A fixed Environmental Upgrade Charge (EUC) will be sent with your next local council rates notice
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What Can be Funded?

Any type of business can apply for Solar Fund, provided:

  • Council is offering environment or building upgrade finance
  • Building is on rateable land
  • Primarily a non-residential property
  • Upgrade has a measurable environmental benefit

This includes Agriculture, Commercial Office Building, Tourism and Commercial and Industrial properties.

So long as the works have a measurable environmental benefit, they will likely qualify.

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Our Team

Lawrence Graham

Business Development
Manager

Agriculture

Christine Gross

Channel Partner
Manager

National

James Wark

Head of Commercial Sales

National

Huzi Bagasrawala

Business Development
Manager

VIC

Danny Williams

Business Development
Manager

NSW

Want to Know More?

Find out if you qualify for an environmental upgrade finance agreement. Complete the form below.

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Our Installation Partners

Success Stories

Tibaldi

Tibaldi worked with SAF and Beon Energy Solutions to install over a megawatt of solar power on their vast roof space, one of the largest roof mounted systems in Victoria.

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Integrity Fruit

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