Save energy and become more sustainable with commercial solar panels
Regardless of your industry, you’ve probably noticed the impact of soaring energy bills on your business’s finances, and the situation is only set to get worse. Luckily, there’s a way you can fight back against the rise in your expenses while meeting your business’ green goals – commercial solar panels!
Solar panels let you power your property with clean, self-generated energy, instead of relying on the grid. They’re the perfect way to save money and become more sustainable over the long run.
Solar Service is a trusted solar panel provider for both residential and commercial systems across the south of England. Our team have completed over 5,000 installations over the years, giving us an in-depth understanding of all types of solar technology. Whether you’re looking for commercial solar thermal system installations or a simpler solar PV system, our MCS-accredited team will expertly install your solar panels within just three weeks.
All of our parts come with a lifetime warranty as well as a 10-year workmanship guarantee, so you can rest assured that your solar system is covered in the rare event of anything happening to them.
With finance available, and deposit and guarantee protection, now is the time to invest in solar panels for your business.
To arrange a free site survey and quote for commercial solar panel installation, call our team today on 0330 124 2941!
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Solar panels for businesses
Businesses in all sectors can benefit from solar energy produced by commercial solar panels. We’ve installed solar PV systems for a range of commercial and industrial buildings, including:
Commercial solar panels help the planet
As well as saving you money, investing in commercial solar panels helps demonstrate your company’s commitment to sustainability and boosts your eco-credentials.
Solar power is an infinitely renewable energy source that will greatly reduce your reliance on fossil fuels, shrinking your carbon footprint and helping you meet your environmental objectives.
Do your bit for the planet while saving money – it really is a win-win all around! To find out just how much you could help the planet with a new commercial solar system, contact our team today on 0330 124 2941.
Commercial solar battery storage
Battery storage is the perfect partner for a commercial solar panel system.
With a commercial battery storage system, you can store any surplus energy generated by your solar panels during peak times and use it whenever you need, such as during short winter days or during the night.
You can also use the stored solar energy to power appliances and devices that require a 24/7 energy supply, or to act as a backup energy source in the case of a power outage.
We can design and install a commercial solar PV battery storage system tailored to the unique energy needs and size of your business, ensuring maximum savings! Don’t hesitate to get in touch with us to enquire about the options available for your business.
Financing options for commercial solar panels
We work with some of the UK’s leading finance companies so that you can spread the cost of installation and use your capital for other areas of your business.
Even with the cost of financing, most businesses can expect to make monthly savings while using solar energy. Moreover, the financing plans typically only extend up to 5 years, while the money-saving benefits of solar energy can continue for several decades!
Commercial Solar Panel FAQs
Commercial solar panels help businesses reduce their carbon footprint by reducing demand for fossil fuels and lowering greenhouse gas emissions. They also provide businesses with long-term energy cost savings, reducing energy bills by up to 80%! Businesses can also demonstrate their sustainability credentials to customers, clients and investors. See our blog for more details.
The cost of a commercial solar panel system can vary depending on factors such as the size of the system, the price of panels, battery storage and complexity of the installation. As a guideline, the average cost of a commercial solar system can range from £800 to £1,200 per installed kilowatt (kW) capacity.
To get a budgetary quote on how much solar panels would cost to install on your commercial property, simply get in touch.
Yes, businesses in the UK can make money with commercial solar panels through the Smart Export Guarantee (SEG) scheme. This scheme allows businesses to earn payments for the electricity they generate and export to the grid.
The return on investment for commercial solar panels depends on multiple factors, including the system’s cost, electricity savings, government incentives and the business’ power requirements.
On average, commercial solar installations in the UK often have a payback period of around 3 to 8 years. After that, the system continues to generate electricity and deliver cost savings, resulting in a positive ROI over the system’s approximately 25-year lifespan.
The timeline can be influenced by factors such as weather conditions, site requirements, and local regulations, but we will make sure to keep you updated throughout the entire process. We can install your commercial solar panel system anywhere between 4-6 weeks!
Yes, commercial solar panels are suitable for businesses with variable energy demands. While solar panels only generate electricity during daylight hours, solar battery storage systems to store excess energy for later use. Solar batteries allow businesses to use the stored energy during periods of high demand or when sunlight is not available.
Commercial solar panels generally have a lifespan of 25 to 30 years, subject to proper maintenance.
Commercial solar panels can be installed on various types of buildings, including offices, factories, warehouses, and more. They are suitable for businesses with both flat and pitched roofs, as well as available floor or field space. If required a structural engineer will check your roof for suitability.
Yes. The primary scheme is the Smart Export Guarantee (SEG) scheme, where businesses are paid for the surplus electricity they export to the grid. Additionally, there are a range of tax relief schemes for businesses who adopt more sustainable practises. Take a look at the government’s page on environmental taxes and reliefs for further information.
Cleaning debris and dirt from the panels is the most important thing to make sure they remain working at maximum efficiency. A regular inspection will also help address any system issues. At Solar Service Solutions, we offer comprehensive maintenance packages, so you can keep on top of how your panels are performing.
On average, commercial solar panels generate between 900 and 1,200 kilowatt-hours (kWh) of electricity annually per installed kilowatt (kW) of capacity.
This means that a commercial solar panel system with a 2 kW capacity should expect to generate between 1,800 to 2,400 kWh of electricity per year.
For reference, a standard UK home typically has a solar system capacity ranging from 2 kW to 4 kW.
It’s important to note that these figures are a general estimate and that estimates can vary depending on factors such as the orientation and tilt of the panels, shading, and regional sunlight conditions. Get an accurate assessment of how much electricity your solar panels could generate for your business by contacting Solar Service Solutions.
At Solar Service Solutions, our workmanship is covered by a 5-year warranty and our panels are covered by a 25 – 30-year guarantee dependent on manufacturer.
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