The second in our series of staff member profiles we talk to Melbourne based commercial sales consultant Andrew Colla about his passion for solar and his love of his home town.
Name: Andrew Colla
Role: Commercial Solar Consultant
What is your work experience in the renewable energy industry?
I have experience in recommending and specifying PV arrays for commercial premises, with array sizes from 10kW to 100kW.
Who buys commercial solar?
Any business that is looking to take control of their electricity bills and reduce their monthly spend on electricity can benefit from installing solar on the roof of their business premises. Customers that wish to be carbon neutral can also install solar to offset their carbon footprint generated in other parts of their business.
What benefits can commercial solar offer?
Businesses, factories, warehouses, or any commercial premises can use solar to;
- Reduce their monthly electricity bills
- Supplement their environmental and sustainability initiatives by reducing their green-house gas emissions
- When clients of your business see that you have solar installed, they can identify with your commitment to the environment, and may be more likely to transact business with you.
What one thing makes you passionate about solar energy?
I have a vision of seeing solar panels on every building in order for us, as a nation, to have a more sustainable future that our children can enjoy.
What do you love about living in Melbourne?
Our access to sport. The MCG is an iconic sight for any sport enthusiast, and to have it in our own back yard is a real blessing.
Where is the best coffee in Melbourne?
Bella drive through café in Vermont South makes a mean brew. Their service is fantastic, and I don’t need to get out of the car to enjoy it.
Where is your favourite place to eat in Melbourne?
I’m not a fussy eater, so there is no specific cuisine that I won’t eat. One of my favourite haunts is Payom Thai in Vermont. I can’t go past Banquet “B”.
What is the one place or experience you tell visitors to Melbourne to not miss?
A game of cricket or football at the MCG…there is nothing more exhilarating than being among the crowd when it roars in unison.