UK Commercial Solar PV Installers
Commercial Installers of Solar Energy
As the cost of non-renewable energy continues to rise and the environmental situation is becoming critical, businesses today are seeking out new ways of saving money as well as protecting the environment from carbon emissions. Countries all across the world are now being inspired to invest in various sustainable energy installations. Now available to UK businesses using Carbon Trust approved installers, are Carbon Trust loans. These loans ensure no upfront capital is required and monthly energy savings are designed to outweigh monthly loan repayments.
Solar photovoltaic installations (PVs) are becoming increasingly popular within the commercial community. PVs will not only reduce your carbon footprint, they will become an additional source of income for your business. The government's Feed-in Tariff will guarantee generous subsidies to the environmentally conscious who are willing to generate their own energy. It is predicted that the average business will make a return of 12% on new installations and these will start to pay back after around 7 or 8 years.
Solar photovoltaic installations allow you to generate your own electricity by using energy from the sun during daylight hours. When solar generated electricity is being used by your business it will save you an average of 13p per unit, compared to 3.1p if exported back into the grid. Average electricity prices are currently 15p per unit and rising on a regular basis.
The EPC Requirement
The Feed-in Tariff for solar PV installations is linked to the EPC rating of the building on which it is installed, or through which it is wired. Customers will be required to prove that any building wired in such a way as to be of benefit from a PV installation has an EPC rating of D or above. Properties bought or leased from October 2008 should already have an EPC as this is now required by law. If it is already rated D or above, all you will be required to do is provide a copy of the certificate when you register for the Feed-in Tariff scheme. If your property is rated E, this shouldn't cause too much concern as the solar installation itself will contribute to this rating and should, in most cases, bring it up to a D rating. All UK installers will be able to give you the best advice on Carbon Trust loans, whether planning permission is required and the Feed-in Tariff. It would also be advisable to request information on the government's Green Deal, which you may be eligible for.
Reputable UK Installers
Ecovision Renewable Energy install PVs for businesses, agriculture, public sector, community projects and residential settings. This company are fully accredited and have consistently won awards, both for design and installation. Ecovision will assess your commerical property and explain all options available to meet your current requirements and budget.
Evoenergy are also fully accredited and picked up the REA Installer of the Year award in 2011. They are the UK's leading independent solar PV installer. Evoenergy offer a complete commercial service for contractors, subcontractors, architects and consultants. They promise a smooth, swift and hassle free project from start to finish, with projects tailored to meet the exact requirements of your business.
Solarsense is a major South West installer and is one of the most experienced installers of large roof mounted arrays in the UK, particularly in relation to farm buildings where they are acknowledged as industry leaders. They have an impressive client list and are fully accredited.
JHS Solar Solutions are an independent supplier and installer of PV panels, slates and tiles who operate throughout the Midlands. As accredited installers, they have an impressive portfolio of MCS certified products. They install both roof and ground mounted solutions and have a range of products to suit all budgets. They claim only to use the highest quality solar products, manufactured to suit erratic UK weather conditions.
At the present time there is an increasing demand for installers of solar PV installations, therefore installers more local to your area can easily be found online. Many businesses are struggling with energy bills and more and more are requesting advice and a free quotation. Brand new buildings are now being built with environmental issues at the forefront. No new business is built without a Green Mission Statement or Corporate responsibility Disclosure. Designs are modern and varied, to suit your property and give the right image for your business. PV systems require very little maintenance and most businesses across the country are now seriously considering them as an energy saving investment.