Commercial Solar Panels for Your Business.

Go solar & see your energy bill savings pay for the cost of your system typically within 2.5 to 4 years

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How it works

We will introduce you to an expert commercial solar installer who will advise you on how to best save money through a business solar installation.

Speak to an expert
Speak to an expert

Get in touch through our website and we will connect you to your best matched local installer.

Book an appointment
Book an appointment

An appointment will be arranged with an installer to survey your property.

get installed
Get installed

A qualified team of solar specialists will then install your chosen system.

Start saving
Start saving!

You will start saving on energy bills immediately!

Does this apply to your business?

Keen to reduce your business electricity bills

Want to reduce reliance on the energy grid

Want to reduce your carbon footprint

Want to harness the power of the sun

We Save Businesses Time & Money
We compare the highest-rated installers at the best price.

Get a bespoke eco-friendly solar PV system for your business

Make an enquiry today and see how much going solar can save your business and effectively pay for itself within 2.5 to 4 years. With tax breaks, you can massively reduce the initial cost of your commercial solar installation and enjoy free energy over the lifetime of your solar panels.

  • We use advanced modelling software and data, to design a bespoke system for you.
  • Geographic location, roof orientation and slope at your property are all taken into account to accurately calculate the amount of solar energy your system could produce.
  • We work out your potential electricity consumption, based on your half-hourly bill data and hours of business operation, to give you a realistic saving forecast that you can achieve.
  • We design the optimum system for your business, with accurate saving forecasts (final performance estimates provided upon completion of a technical site survey).
  • We will provide information to you regarding the available tax breaks under the Annual Investment Allowance to reduce your corporation tax bill significantly when going solar.

How Much Could Commercial Solar Panel Installation Save You?

A solar installation is a worthwhile investment that could pay for itself within 3 years when using your Annual Investment Allowance to reduce your system cost.

Solar example:

System cost

£166,600

Year 1 Energy Savings

£45,024

Payback time

3.7 years

System cost (when using Annual Investment Allowance)

£134,946 (-19% Corporation tax on original cost)

Payback time (when using Annual Investment Allowance)

3 YEARS

Understanding solar and how it works

Solar panels capture the energy from daylight and convert it to electricity that can be used to power your business. By installing a bespoke solar PV system, you will be generating your own renewable energy, reducing your energy bills, and reducing your carbon footprint.

  • Solar PV panels consist of multiple cells made from semiconducting materials, which when light shines upon them, generate electricity.
  • The electricity created is direct current (DC) and needs to be converted to alternating current (AC) by an inverter so it is suitable for use in your business.
  • This electricity can be used to power your business operations, with each unit of the free electricity generated and used meaning you buy one less unit from your energy supplier.
  • Solar panels still generate on cloudy days as they require light not direct sunlight in order to generate electricity.
  • The brighter the light source is, the greater the electricity output.

Find the best commercial solar installer

With the cost of electricity and commercial energy bills at high levels, there has never been a better time to reduce your energy usage and switch your business to solar.

We save you time and money by finding the best local commercial solar installers for you based on their reputations and the solar set-up that will bring you the best savings.

Only the highest-rated MCA Certified solar installers are eligible to be one of our Solar Business Fund Partners, meaning you can have 100% confidence in the solar provider we recommend to you.

Making the cost of solar affordable

We appreciate that purchasing commercial solar panels doesn’t come cheap, but the annual savings by reducing your reliance on your energy supplier soon add up. Whether you are wanting solar for an office building, a warehouse, a manufacturing plant or a distribution centre, the cost of your installation could be covered by your savings for approximately 4 years.

Additionally, solar photovoltaic systems are eligible for deductions under the Annual Investment Allowance. This means you can write off 100% of the capital cost of your system under your AIA deductions, reducing the cost of your solar system by 19% with government support.

Once you have solar panels installed on your commercial property, the energy that you generate on your rooftop can be used to power your business during daylight hours. This helps you to reduce your energy bills significantly and drastically reduces your carbon footprint.

Some businesses with sufficient space for a sizable solar panel array can even rely on solar energy for revenue generation, by operating a solar installation as a solar farm, though planning requirements mean you may need local authority approval to operate such a set up.

Some of the Solar PV Suppliers We Compare

Our Commercial Solar Packages

We provide bespoke system designs for every business, based upon your energy usage and rooftop availability. To give you an idea of the savings and cost of a system, the below are some of our common system sizes.

50.1kW Solar PV System

Ideal for office buildings

Save £10,561 per year

From £45,000

110.1kW Solar PV System

Ideal for warehouse buildings

Save £23,396 per year

From £96,300

250.7kW Solar PV System

Ideal for manufacturing plants

Save £53,275 per year

From £212,500

501.4kW Solar PV System

Ideal for distribution centres

Save £106,549 per year

From £418,600

All savings are based upon a solar generation yield of 850kWh/kWp installed per annum, with usage of 71.43% of solar energy generated, assuming a 35p/kWh electricity import rate. Savings may change year on year dependent upon weather conditions, energy prices and system degradation in line with warrantied output.

Why go Solar with your business?

  • Generate power for your workplace
  • Avoid electricity price rises driving up your energy costs
  • Generate an income for any excess energy you are unable to use
  • Low maintenance and expected to operate for 25-30 years (some could last as much as 40 years)
  • Warranties of up to 25 years provided
  • Add value to your business premises
  • Take advantage of tax breaks to reduce initial costs

Be An Eco-Conscious Brand

Aside from the money-saving potential of solar, there are also environmental reasons for going solar and cutting your carbon footprint.

Over the lifetime of your new solar system, the positive impact of solar can be significant:

Example: 25kWp Commercial Solar Installation Annual Figures

  • 20,000kWh of solar electricity generated
  • Saving around £3,000
  • Saving 9 tonnes of CO2

What are the Pros and Cons of Solar & Renewable Energy?

Solar is a renewable source of energy and has positive implications for businesses that adopt its full use. Some of the benefits and drawbacks of installing commercial solar panels are outlined here so your business can make the right choice…

Pros of Solar Panels For Businesses

Installing solar panels helps reduce the environmental impact of your business. Producing your own electricity through a commercial solar panel system helps reduce your dependence on the national grid and the need for energy from non-renewable sources such as oil and gas. With a bespoke optimum-designed solar system, your business can massively reduce its overall carbon footprint.
Demonstrate your green credentials to your customers by going solar. Boost your brand and appeal to eco-conscious customers who are becoming more and more particular about who they do business with, based on their green approach and how they operate..
With rising costs of energy, as a business owner, it would be smart to switch to renewable sources of energy like solar to provide a long-term solution for surging fuel expenses. Your solar energy can be used to power numerous applications in the workplace.
A solar set-up will provide years of solar power. The inverter, converting direct current (DC) to alternating current (AC), will require maintenance in order to keep up its performance levels, and typically will need to be replaced every 5-10 years. Your solar panels are warrantied for about 25 years of performance.

Cons of Solar Panels For Businesses

The upfront costs of a solar panel system can seem a lot initially and might put off some firms. Depending on the size of your premises and the scale of installation you require, a larger and more powerful set-up could require a six-figure investment, although much smaller systems can be installed for significantly less. Whilst costs can be prohibitive for some businesses, asset financing providers are typically very keen to lend against green assets and provide funding to enable you to pay for your solar with savings you make on your electricity bills.

As solar requires a significant initial outlay, you should be committed to your current location for sufficient time to fully realise the returns on your solar panel investment. Typically, this is likely to be a period of at least 3 years, so for those planning to move in the immediate future, solar may not be the best option, given it is not normally practicable to move your solar panels should you relocate.

How it works

With just a few simple steps, we’ll suggest the right commercial solar package for you and your business…

1. You answer

A few questions about your business and your solar energy needs.

2. You pick

A solar package that is tailored to your business needs.

3. We connect

We connect you with local installers and any available grants to you.

Find your local

Solar Business Fund Partner

We save you on average 24% when investing into Solar for your organisation.

We will check if you qualify for any incentives or grants

Match to a local company keen to help you start saving

Business Solar Panels FAQs

Unfortunately, not every business premise is suitable for solar. Firstly, rented properties aren’t suitable without the landlord’s consent, or unless the landlord chooses to buy themselves. Secondly, your roof needs to be in a suitable condition, as whilst solar panels are relatively light, loading and installation of the system must be considered and safety is always a priority.

Finally, if your roof is heavily shaded, it may not be suitable for solar. However if shading is only in some parts of the roof space, options are available to maximise your performance with shading in mind.

Businesses have traditionally relied on fossil fuels like oil or gas or used electricity from the energy companies to generate heat. Solar panels are a greener choice because they are a low-carbon renewable source of energy generated from daylight. The electricity produced can meet your energy demands to power your business, and any excess can be stored in solar batteries, or even exported back to the Grid. As with all technologies, solar isn’t perfect and in the production and distribution of solar panels there are carbon impacts, however, these are typically offset within a short time of installation.
Your solar savings will vary according to the size of your solar set-up, weather conditions, shading and orientation. Additionally, your electricity use during the day will impact how much solar panels will save you. Your savings should be generated for the entire lifespan of your solar panels which is expected to be 25+ years.
Planning permission is not usually required for solar panels on commercial settings as they are normally considered ‘Permitted Development’. This is subject to the installation meeting the conditions laid down including size, height, distance from the property boundary, and visibility.

The time taken for a solar installation at a commercial premises will depend on the size and specific requirements of the project. Commercial installations can require multiple days to be installed, especially if the premises and roof space are large, and therefore requiring significant numbers of solar panels.

Solar doesn’t require direct sunlight in order to generate, so electricity can still be produced on cloudier days, albeit at a lower rate. When your solar system is not producing electricity at sufficient rate to meet your business needs, you will just draw electricity from the grid, as you did prior to the solar installation.
Commercial solar panels will usually last between 20-25 years, but for more modern solar panels the lifespan could even reach 40 years. Efficiency can reduce over time and inverters need to be maintained and occasionally replaced, but overall the lifespan of solar panels is long, allowing you to get a return on your investment several times over.

Businesses can claim tax relief under the Annual Investment Allowance of up to £1 Million. This tax break allows you to take 100% of qualifying investments off of your taxable profits, thus reducing your corporation tax bill and in turn the cost of going solar. As an example, a solar PV system costing £166,600 could be reduced to £134,946 – being reduced by £31,654 (19% Corporation Tax). You may only claim a saving on solar against the Annual Investment Allowance if you have not exhausted the £1 Million annual cap. For more information read our full article on solar panel capital allowances

We know that a commercial solar PV system can be a significant outlay for some businesses and for this reason it is possible to pay the costs in instalments. We can refer you to asset finance providers to fund your system and pay for it over a period of 10 years.

When you first get in touch we will contact you and then use advanced third-party modelling software to design your bespoke system. Once you are happy with this proposal, we will conduct a site survey to finalise your system’s technical designs. At this stage, you will need to sign your agreement to proceed and we will book your installation date, typically within 2 weeks. The time taken to install your solar system will depend on the size and complexity of your installation.

Make the first step towards lower energy bills, long-term savings and a much-reduced carbon footprint for your business by inquiring about solar today.

*All performance figures and saving amounts are estimates only and cannot be guaranteed

Does this apply to your business?

Bills

Your business is keen to reduce electricity bills

Independence

Your business wants to produce its own energy

Environment

Your business wants to be seen as more eco-friendly.

Environment

Your business owns the premises with your own roof space

Brands using Solar Power

Example Commercial Solar Projects

Salisbury Cathedral

Prodrive Motorsport

Marks & Spencer

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How can I pay for Solar?

When it comes to commercial solar, there are a few ways to purchase your system, we’ll help to guide you through your options.

AIA

Using the Annual Investment Allowance, you can deduct the cost of your system against corporation tax.

Asset Financing

Spread the cost with asset financing and use your bill savings to pay off your annual loan repayments

Outright Purchase

Purchase your system outright, for the best return on investment

Find your local

Solar Business Fund Partner

We save you on average 24% when investing into Solar for your organisation.

We will check if you qualify for any incentives or grants

Match to a local company keen to help you start saving

Find Your Best Solar Match