Our Services for Installing Commercial Solar Energy
Our experienced designers and solar installation engineers work to provide a professional service that fits around your needs as a business. Our service covers all aspects of the solar PV design, installation, testing, commissioning and maintenance. We are always happy to talk through the options with you.
We are responsive to your needs and timescales and pride ourselves on providing quality products at competitive prices.
Installing solar PV on commercial roofs can make sound economic sense as it reduces carbon emissions and offsets the need to purchase peak time electricity from the grid. Putting unused rooftop space to good use helps to insulate companies from future electricity price rises.
Solar makes good sense for any business, with a good size roof or available land and a long term intention to stay in their premises.
Important factors to consider – Energy usage and expected yield
The consumption profile of your building is key to the financial viability of the project. If you can provide us with a reasonable level of detail such as monthly electricity bills or half-hourly data from your electricity provider, then that is the starting point for us to do an evaluation for you. We can use this information to present meaningful data regarding the cost savings and financial payback achievable from a solar energy system.
We use industry leading solar design software that enables us to analyse PV system sizing and yield potential. The yield is calculated by considering a number of different factors:-
- The efficiency of core components (panels & inverters)
- The orientation and inclination of the PV array
- The shading of the PV system from surrounding buildings and trees etc.
- Local historic weather data
The Business Case
A solar installation can offer a typical investment payback of between 7 ~ 8 years. The payback period depends on site electricity consumption and the retail price of electricity both now and anticipated in the future. If you provide us with a good estimate of your electricty useage and costs then we can overlay this with the expected output of the solar PV system to determine how much of the solar energy you are likely to use. It is the combinationof energy consumption profile and solar PV output that determines how useful a solar energy system will be to you.
PV systems require very little maintenance besides regular monitoring and replacement of inverters (5-10 years). In general, PV panels are self-cleaning unless your building is in an area that suffers from high dust levels, leaf fall etc.
The Project process – we make it simple and informative
Feasibility – This could be an initial desk-top based phase using satellite images of the building followed by a site survey and will determine the suitability of the building for solar PV.
Proposal – We present the most efficient system design and output to match your energy needs
Review – Here we can answer your questions and review options with you
Contract – Our simple agreement safeguards your price
Install – Solar installation takes place with minimal disruption to your daily business
Maintain – We can monitor and maintain your system to maximise performance
Solar PV is a reliable technology that has huge benefits for commercial enterprise. Solar panels have been proven to still be working at up to 90% efficiency after 20 years so the savings will continue on your energy costs.