Urth Saver Product Knowledge

At the end of this module the Energy Savings Specialist will be able to understand and explain the Urth Saver product to potential customers

What is the Urth Saver?

 

  • Urth Saver is commonly known as a Power Purchase Agreement 
  • Urth Energy installs Distributed Solar Farms on a business premises
  • Urth Energy funds the system installed
  • Urth Energy owns, maintains and insures the solar system
  • Installation is at NO COST to the business owner or tenant
  • Urth Energy sells the electricity generated from the solar system directly to the customer at a significantly reduced price 

 

What is the Urth Saver product line?

 

  • Urth Energy funds the solar system that is installed on the customers premises
  • Urth Energy owns, maintain and insure the solar system
  • At no point does the customer pay one cent for the installation of the solar system
  • Urth Energy merely sells the electricity that is generated from the solar system directly to the customer at a significantly discounted price

What are the benefits of the Urth Saver?

 

  • The customer gets cheaper power commencing Day 1 after installation
  • The Urth Saver electricity rate is fixed for 10 years plus CPI. This creates future certainty for electricity cost

What are the Urth Saver benefits for tenants?

 

  • Tenants rarely wish to invest in a solar system on a building they don’t own
  • Tenant receives significantly cheaper electricity with no capital outlay 
  • Tenant can advertise their business as one as adopting renewable practices
  • If Tenant leaves the premise, there is no penalty as Urth Energy can assign the cheaper electricity solution to the incoming tenants
  • If the tenant is considering buying a solar system, the Urth Saver is the ultimate try before you buy approach

What is the Urth Saver benefits for landlords?

 

  • Landlords rarely wish to invest in a solar system on a building they don’t receive any benefit from
  • The building is more attractive to let as there is cheaper electricity on offer
  • Landlord’s building is improved as there is infrastructure added at no cost ie solar system
  • Landlord can advertise their premises as one as adopting renewable practices

Minimum Requirements

Minimum Requirements

  • Must be a commercial customer
  • Customer's current electricity usage predominately in shoulder and peak periods
  • Space available either roof or ground mount to accommodate size of solar installation required
  • Current electricity usage approximately >$1000 per month expenditure

Urth Saver Process

Urth Saver Process

Stage 1 - Indicative Quote

  • Provide a minimum of one current electricity bill
  • Email to [email protected]
  • Solar team will provide you with an indicative quote to demonstrate viability and generate customer interest

Stage 2 - Assessment

  • Provide a minimum of one current electricity bill
  • Provide signed authority letter
  • Provide completed pre-information quote form
  • email to [email protected]
  • Solar team will provide you with a full assessment for you to present to the customers

 

Case Study 1 Planet Fitness

Planet Fitness - Belmont

Case Study 1
Planet Fitness, Belmont
25KW Solar PV (Photovoltaic) System

  • No Cost to Planet Fitness under the Urth Saver Agreement
  • 100 Panels, requiring 175m² roof space
  • Total Energy Bill per year prior to adopting Urth Saver$13,700
  • Energy Bill plus Urth Saver totalling $10,200
  • Savings per annum: $3,500 = 25% saving
  • Tenant can now reinvest savings into new gym equipment
  • Carbon pollution reduced by 38 tonne per year
  • Is equivalent to taking 8 cars off the road
  • Metering can be access through real time data through the internet or on mobile devices

Case Study 2 Trident Plastics

Trident Plastics - Cardiff

Case Study 2
Trident Plastic Engineering, Cardiff
30kW Solar PV (Photovoltaic) System

  • No Cost to Trident Plastic Engineering under the Urth Saver Agreement
  • 120 Panels, requiring 210m² roof space
  • Total Energy Bill per year prior to adopting Urth Saver $27,400
  • Energy Bill plus Urth Saver totalling $22,000
  • Savings per annum: $5,400 = 20%
  • Other then saving money, Trident addressed the need for clean energy in the face of strongly growing global demand. One of their major customers rate companies highly if they invest in renewable energy
  • Carbon pollution by 45 tonnes per year
  • Equivalent to taking 11 cars off the road
  • Metering can be access through real time data through the internet or on mobile devices

Customer Questions and Answers (1)

 

What will happen if I want to change my energy provider?

Your energy provider is entirely your choice, Urth Energy would be pleased to quote for your total contract next time it comes up for renewal

 

Can my contract be assigned if I sell my business etc?

Yes it can, subject to Urth Energy’s permission which will not be unreasonably withheld.

 

What happens if there is a fault or damage to the solar PV system during the contract period?

Urth Energy will repair the system at no cost to the customer

 

Customer Questions & Answers (2)

 

Can I buy the solar system from Urth Energy at a later date?

Yes, and over the years this may become particularly attractive as the total amount of the system depreciates over the years to 40% of its value.

 

Do I need space to install Solar to be eligible?

Yes, Urth inspect customer’s premises and install a solar system sized that it generates the necessary amount of electricity used by the customer during day.

 

Customer Questions & Answers (3)

 

How does Urth Energy make money?

Urth fund the capital and installation costs.

Urth sells the energy generated by the system back to the customer at a rate per kWh for the electricity consumed

 

How does the customer save money?

 Urth sell the electricity to the customer that is generated from the solar system at cheaper rate than grid

Don’t have to purchase, maintain and insure the solar system

The business can reinvest the saved capital outlay into their core business

 

Customer Questions & Answers (4)

 

How is the monthly electricity bill paid?

By direct debit

What if the customer consumes more electricity than the Solar System generates?

Electricity is simply drawn through the grid

What if I only lease the premises?

That is fine, Urth Saver product works especially good in this situation