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Harness the power of the sun to create your own electricity. You can also sell unused power back to the grid.

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Cut your Energy Bills by up to 46%

By generating your own solar energy your business can reduce energy bills by up to 46%.

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Lower your carbon footprint.

Switch to clean energy for your business and cut down on your carbon output.

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Installing commercial solar panels today will help you get back in charge of your business energy bills, at a time when energy prices are forcing businesses into more and more difficult financial situations.

When you work with ESE, we will work to understand your business solar requirements and energy demands, and then design a commercial solar PV installation that will be more than sufficient for your needs and bring you the best possible financial savings.

With us, you can have 100% confidence in our commercial solar services. Once you install commercial solar panels at your business premises, the solar electricity you generate throughout the day can be used to power your business. This will reduce your energy bills significantly and also have a positive impact on your carbon emission levels.

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Our Solar PV Design Process

Our team of reliable solar panel installers near you are able to work out how solar PV will transform your business before we install panels at your commercial premises. After we’ve designed your system, we’ll be able to tell you all the key details like the full cost of your solar panels, and how soon you can expect to see a return on your investment. Get in touch for a quote on new solar panels today.

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Nothing is hidden from you throughout. No surprise costs or hidden fees. Just open and honest communication about the unique solar systems we’ve created for you.

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All we need from you to get started is information about your business (and roof size), & the amount of energy you use annually.

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Why Choose Solar For Your Business?

  • Generate electricity for use throughout the workday
  • Avoid escalating electricity prices
  • Earn income from any excess electricity your system generates
  • Combine with solar batteries to store electricity
  • Have back-up in the event of any power outages
  • Low maintenance and expected to last up to 40 years
  • Lengthy warranties
  • Add value to your business premises
  • Tax breaks to reduce costs of your solar panel system

Let ESE Solar Create A Bespoke Solar System For You

Enquire today to find out what solar can do for your business. With the available tax breaks making your solar installation much more affordable, you can start enjoying free electricity and bill savings over the lifetime of your solar panels.

  • We use our expertise to design bespoke commercial solar PV systems for you.
  • We take into account your location, roof orientation (this doesn’t matter if your commercial solar panel installation will be using a ground mounted array) and slope to calculate how much your solar system could realistically produce.
  • We calculate the amount of solar energy you’ll use, based on your previous bills, to give you an indication of the savings you’ll make.
  • We design the optimum commercial solar PV system for your business.
  • We advise you on the available tax breaks and business incentives.
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Your Solar Investment Will Soon Pay For Itself

We appreciate that if you are considering a commercial solar installation, you may be somewhat daunted by the initial set up cost. The good news is your annual savings will soon add up, meaning that your investment costs could be covered within the first 2.5 to 4 years of savings.

As an additional incentive to choose commercial solar, your solar PV system would be eligible for deductions under the Annual Investment Allowance. This government support allows you to write off 100% of the capital cost of your system under your AIA deductions, reducing the cost of commercial solar panel installations by 19% overall.

Commercial Solar Panels Cost: How Much Could Your Business Save With Solar?

Purchasing commercial solar panels for business purposes is a significant step for any business, but it’s an investment that could very soon pay for itself, especially when you take advantage of the tax incentives using your Annual Investment Allowance to reduce your system cost.
System cost£144,300
Year 1 Energy Savings£40,025
Payback time3.6 years
System cost (when using Annual Investment Allowance)£116,883 (-19% Corporation tax on original cost)   
Payback time (when using Annual Investment Allowance)2.92 Years

How Solar For Business Works

With a commercial solar PV system, your business will generate its own renewable energy and enjoy reduced energy bills. Here’s how installing solar panels for business purposes means you’ll generate electricity from now on…

  1. Solar PV panels consist of multiple semiconducting cells that generate electricity when light shines upon them.
  2. Electricity created by solar panels is direct current (DC) and this is converted to usable alternating current (AC) by an inverter.
  3. The electricity produced can power your business. Each unit of electricity generated and used means one less unit required from your electricity supplier and the national grid, making your electricity consumption at commercial buildings much greener.
  4. Solar panels are still able to generate electricity on cloudy days as they require light, not direct sunlight in order to function, though the brighter the light source is, the greater the electricity output of roof mounted solar panels.
  5. Any excess electricity can be stored in solar batteries or exported to the grid.

What are the Pros and Cons of Solar for Business?

Commercial solar panels come with their own unique set of pros and cons.

Pros & Cons of Solar Panels for Businesses

ProsCons
Greener option – Solar is a renewable energy so installing solar panels reduces the environmental impact of business operations and your overall business carbon footprint and carbon emissions. Cost – Upfront costs of a solar panel installation can be off-putting for most businesses because they’re much more expensive than residential solar installations, and a six-figure investment is not uncommon. Generous finance options and tax breaks can make your costs more manageable, however.    
Bill savings – With energy costs at alarming highs, business owners can protect themselves from this through the generation of their own electricity. Switching to solar will bring significant energy bill savings for the long-term.Requires location commitment – As solar typically takes around 3 years for the savings to bring you payback on your investment, you should ideally not be planning to move from your current location in order to fully realise the returns through savings on your electricity bills each month.
Low-maintenance – A solar panel is relatively low maintenance, and while cleaning may occasionally be required, it will provide 25+ years of service, and the best solar panels will often last for longer on commercial properties.  Take up space – Not every business premises is able to accommodate solar panels on a roof, either because they don’t have sufficient sun exposure or the roof is unable to support the weight of the panels. Ground-mounted solar panel alternatives may help here.
Enhanced brand reputation – Companies shifting to solar PV systems are able to demonstrate to their potential customers their green credentials and commitment to the environment. A commercial solar panel system can boost your brand.Somewhat weather-dependent – Daylight is essential to solar systems and weather can impact the efficiency of your commercial solar panels and their ability to produce electricity in sufficient quantities for your business needs. Combining solar panels with batteries can help ease this pressure, however.   

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Solar Panels For Businesses FAQs

Some of the most common questions about commercial solar panels are answered for you here…

Unfortunately, not every business is able to accommodate solar panels. Rented properties require the landlord’s consent before solar panels can be fitted, unless the landlord opts to buy solar themselves.

If solar panels are intended for the roof of a business premises, the roof space must be in a good condition and able to support the weight of the solar panels. If the roof is heavily shaded, or oriented in the wrong direction, it may not be suitable for solar.

However if the roof is only part shaded, options are available to maximise the performance. If the roof space is unsuitable, then ground mounted solar panels might be an option if sufficient space is available.

Solar savings are impacted by several different factors including size of solar array, weather conditions, shading and orientation.

In addition, electricity use throughout the day and whether any surplus is produced which can be stored in batteries or exported to the grid (for payment), will all impact how you save money.

In any case, a well maintained solar system should retain high efficiency levels and bring savings for its entire lifespan, which is expected to be in excess of 25 years.

In most cases, planning permission is not usually required for commercial solar panels for business purposes.

Solar panels would typically be considered ‘Permitted Development’ if the installation meets conditions laid down surrounding the system’s size, height, distance from the property boundary, and visibility.

There are exceptions to this, such as if the solar array is planned for a listed building or on a building that is within the grounds of a conservation area or world heritage site.

Larger solar panel systems of 50 kW or greater would require the consent of the local planning authority, typically.

The time taken to install business solar panels will depend on the specific requirements and scale of the solar system needed to power the business.

Commercial solar panels typically take several days to be installed, and the bigger the requirements, the longer it will take to be fitted.

There may be days when the weather conditions are impacting your installed solar panels. The good news is that solar panels don’t require direct sunlight in order to generate electricity, so electricity can still be produced on cloudier days, though admittedly at a lower rate.

When not enough electricity is being produced to meet your business needs, the company can just draw electricity from the grid as was the case previously.

Businesses wanting to install solar can claim tax relief under the Annual Investment Allowance (AIA) which covers purchases of up to £1 million.

This tax break allows companies to take 100% of qualifying investments off of their taxable profits, thus reducing their corporation tax bill and in turn reducing the cost of going solar by 19%.

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