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Star solar start-up idea

By Oliver Milman
Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Business idea for solar energy start-upSavvy, or some would uncharitably call lucky, start-ups that offered solar panel installation in time for the government’s rebate for the sector have prospered.

 

 

Since June, the government has offered increased financial incentives for houses that are ‘off the grid’ and generate their own solar power.

 

Several solar panel installers have cashed in on this opportunity, but there is still room for new businesses that can offer a point of difference.

 

Take the example of US business Seglet. The Californian company aims to link spare property space with businesses keen on renting or profit sharing rooftops.

 

Property owners list their roof or open land for free with Seglet then adding solar technology to the space. Membership packages are sold to businesses to gain access to the areas for projects.

 

With solar set to become an important part of Australia’s energy infrastructure, a new business could implement a similar scheme to utilise under-developed space in urban areas.

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Nigel at SolarBusiness
Interesting idea and you are right the solar industry is loaded with start ups. The number fo accredited installers has jumped from aroudn 200 a few years ago to more then 2000 today and the annual growth rate this year will be more than 280%!

However, be warned! The PV industry is intrinsically linked to Government policy and is a roller coaster to say the least; check out my blog on thois issue here http://www.eco-business.com/bl...el-morris/
Nigel at SolarBusiness , October 27, 2010
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