Many businesses in a wide range of industries, large and small are enjoying the benefits of solar energy. You will need to get permission from your DNO (Distribution Network Operator) if you are looking to generate more than 4kw. You need to find your local DNO and then apply. Your application can take up to 65 days to be processed.
A commercial solar installation could help you to make large savings on your energy costs, as well as reducing your carbon footprint. It is a sound investment for a number of reasons:
Efforts to combate climate change are more important to the public than ever, and potential customers are attracted firms utilising renewable energy. Large firms such as Tescos and Sainburys have already started to use solar power.
Installing solar panels provides future proofing for your business from the full effects of the increases in energy prices. Year on year, energy costs are rising. Over next decade it’s possible they could double.
The cost of electricity and natural gas fluctuates over time. There has been a strong trend in recent years for energy price increases, with no signs of any reverse on the horizon.
Solar panels are a long-term investment, and can last up to 25 years, or even longer. These panels could still be producing 80% of their current output at that time.
Solar panels can still produce electricity in cloudy climate such as the UK, you do not need bright sunshine the whole year round. The amount of electricity produced is to be evaluated over the course of a whole year, taking into account overcast weather.
If you’re interested in a renewable energy solution for your business that could save you money and make you more attractive to eco-friendly consumers, get in touch with us today.