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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%.


Lower your carbon footprint.

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

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With commercial energy bills at almost crippling levels for many businesses, there has never been a better time to consider installing commercial solar panels. ESE Group will work with you to understand your business solar requirements and energy demands and design a commercial solar panel system that will be more than sufficient for your needs and bring you the best savings. 

With ESE, you can have 100% confidence in our commercial solar services. Once you install commercial solar panels on your commercial property, 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 household before we install panels at your home. After we’ve designed your system, we’ll be able to telly ou 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.

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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 home (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 Group 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 bills 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 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 means that with this government support you can write off 100% of the capital cost of your system under your AIA deductions, reducing the cost of commercial solar panel installations by 19%.

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. Business Solar System example:
System cost £144,300
Year 1 Energy Savings £40,025
Payback time 3.6 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 (at ESE we prefer polycrystalline panels to monocrystalline solar panels for a more durable solar panel system) 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?

A commercial solar panel has many positives for businesses that choose to adopt this form of renewable energy. Here are some of the solar for business pros and cons so you can make an informed choice about whether it is the right option for you…

Pros & Cons of Solar Panels for Businesses

Pros Cons
Greener option – Solar is a renewable energy so installing solar panels reduces the environmental impact of business operations and their overall carbon footprint and carbon emissions. With companies producing their own electricity, this reduces their dependence on the national grid and the need for energy from other non-renewable sources such as oil and gas, lowering the amount of greenhouse gases produced and offering more environmental benefits.  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. The cost will depend on the size of your premises and the scale of installation you require. If your requirements are less significant than a smaller system can be installed for much less. Generous finance options and tax breaks can make your costs more manageable.    
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. The savings will typically mean payback on investment for a business within 3-4 years, but this will depend on how much energy you generate yourself with your commercial solar panel installation vs purchase from energy suppliers. 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. For those planning on moving in the near future, solar may not be the right option, although the addition of solar would likely add to the value of commercial buildings if you’re looking to sell with a commercial solar panel installation already carried out, because it means the new owners won’t need to think about installing commercial solar panels for the commercial building.
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. Inverters require some maintenance in order to maintain efficiency levels, and typically may need to be replaced every 5-10 years. If you add battery storage to your commercial solar panel system, they will require maintenance too, which means increased maintenance costs.   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. In these instances you may have to look at alternatives, such as ground-mounted solar panels that can be positioned in an optimal location, but may take up valuable land.
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. Making this move can boost your brand and give you an advantage over competitors who are less appealing to eco-conscious customers. Somewhat weather-dependent – The sun, or daylight more particularly, is essential to a solar system and the weather can impact on the efficiency of your commercial solar panels and its ability to produce electricity in sufficient quantities for your business needs. That said you can combine your solar panels with batteries, and even draw power from the grid at times when production is insufficient for your needs.   

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Commercial Solar FAQs

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

Unfortunately, not every business premise 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 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 provides an alternative for businesses which have traditionally been powered and heated by fossil fuels. As solar panels generate electricity from a renewable source, the sun, they are a low-carbon, renewable form of energy. Not only can the energy produced power a business, but excess energy can also be stored in batteries for use later or even exported to the grid where it can be used by others .

Solar PV systems aren’t completely carbon neutral, as the production and distribution of solar panels does have some carbon impact, but this is typically offset within a relatively short period of the installation.

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. 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 including size, height, distance from the property boundary, and visibility.

There are exceptions to this, such as if the solar array is planned for being located on a listed building or on a building that is within the grounds of a listed building or world heritage site. Larger solar panel systems of 50 kW or greater would require the consent of the local planning authority.

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,  admittedly at a lower rate. When not enough electricity is being produced to meet a business need, the company can just draw electricity from the grid as was the case previously.
Well maintained commercial solar panels should provide many years of excellent service, usually lasting around 25 years, although some of the latest solar panels could be expected to last up to 40 years. Overall the lifespan of solar panels is long, meaning businesses investing in solar can expect a good return on investment.
Businesses wanting to install solar can claim tax relief under the Annual Investment Allowance (AIA) 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%.

At ESE Group, we understand that the decision to install solar is a significant one as the costs involved can be large for some businesses.

For this reason, ESE Group has partnered with Kandoo – a reliable credit broker that has a high degree of trust amongst its users and is known for its high flexibility in its delivery of financing options. 

Take control of your energy bills and make the move to solar. With a wide range of benefits, aside from the long-term savings and a much-reduced carbon footprint, solar is a great option for most UK businesses.

Contact ESE Group today to begin your business solar power journey.

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