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Under Government Tax Incentives, you could reduce the cost of your solar PV system by up to 50%.

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We Save Businesses Time & Money

By comparing the highest-rated installers at the best price.

What Solar Panels Capital Allowances Are Available To Me?

As a business who is investing in solar panels, you’re entitled to a capital allowance that provides you with a tax break. This is to encourage more businesses to switch to renewable, green energy to help the UK government move towards their target of Net Zero by 2050. 

You can’t claim multiple capital allowances against the same solar panels, but you could be entitled to one of the following capital allowances:

  • 50% Special Rate First Year Allowance
  • Annual Investment Allowance 

The 50% Special Rate First Year Allowance

IMPORTANT: The 50% Special Rate (SR) first year allowance can be claimed on solar panels purchased for your businesses. 

How The 50% Special Rate First Year Allowance Works

To claim the 50% SR first-year allowance you’ll need to have bought new and unused solar panels – second-hand installations aren’t covered here. This lets you deduct 50% of the cost of your solar panels from your profits before tax. 

The Annual Investment Allowance

Perhaps the most relevant capital allowance for solar panels for most people is the Annual Investment Allowance. Better yet, the Annual Investment Allowance (AIA), allows you to deduct 100% of the cost of a solar installation from your profits, effectively making the installation 25% or 19%, cheaper for your business depending on your company profits. AND there are no date limitations as with the 50% SR allowance, so this will be a much better capital allowance to claim for most businesses. 

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Worked example - See how much you could save!

Below we’ll work through an example (based on a company paying a Corporation Tax rate of 25%) to show how much the 50% SR could save you on the cost of installing solar panels at your business. 

Profit Before Tax£600,000
Corporation Tax (25%)£600,000 x 0.25 = £150,000 (you would pay this in taxes)
Solar Investment Cost£50,000
50% SR First Year Allowance Deduction£50,000 x 0.5 = £25,000 (your 50% capital allowance)
Profit – 50% DeductionTo work out your new profit, you take away the capital allowance deduction from the total profit: 
£600,000 – £25,000 = £575,000 (your new operating profit)
New Operating Profit Corporation Tax £575,000 x 0.25 = £143,750 (the new taxes you would pay)
Tax Savings With 50% SR AllowanceTo work out how much you’ve saved in tax relief, simply take away the new tax you’ll pay from the old taxes you would have paid: 
£150,000 – £143,750 = £6,250

Since you’d be making savings of £6,250 through tax relief and capital allowances, you would actually only be paying £43,750 for the solar installation (£50,000 – £6,250= £43,750). That’s a significant saving! 

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Our Commercial 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.

How it works

With just a few simple steps, we’ll suggest the right solar package for you

1. You answer

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

2. You pick

A package that is tailored to you.

3. We connect

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

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

We will check if you qualify for any incentives or grants

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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.

Property

Your business owns the premises, with your own roof space

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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.

Annual Investment Allowance

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

Fully Funded PPA

For larger systems, we connect you with a fund who will pay for your system and sell you back the energy it produces at a heavily discounted rate, meaning zero outlay to go solar

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 hungry for your work

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