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Commercial Solar Panels
Run your business on renewable energy by installing commercial solar panels and save up to 50% on your business electricity bills with the help of the solar energy experts at NXTGEN Energy Ltd. We are MCS Certified Solar Panel Installers and MCS Certified Battery Storage Installers. This makes us 1 of only 10 solar energy installers in Essex that can install your complete Solar PV System to the high standards as required by MCS Certification.
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Commercial Solar Panel Installers for Businesses
Solar panels are not only good for the environment, but also for your business. Whether you sell sweets or cars, you can benefit from generating your own clean and cheap electricity from the sun. Most businesses work during the day, when solar panels can capture the most sunlight and convert it into power. This way, you can run your company on solar energy and reduce your dependence on the National Grid.
Solar electricity is much more affordable than National Grid electricity. The average cost of solar electricity over its lifetime is only about 5.5p per kWh, while the average National Grid electricity price is 12.8p per kWh. This means that by installing solar panels, you can cut your electricity bill by almost half and save money in the long run. Plus, you can also lower your business carbon footprint and show your customers that you care about the environment and the planet.
As a commercial solar panel installer in the UK we lead by example. We are driven not only by our commitment to solar power for the future, but also to provide transparency. Making our customers our top priority. As TrustMark Accredited and MCS Certified Solar Panel Installers & MCS Certified Battery Storage Installers, we can now install your complete solar PV system to MCS standards. We also provide full customer protection through the HIES, MCS and NAPIT schemes. You can find all our certificates online. https://mcscertified.com
Oysterfleet Hotel, Restaurant and Bar, Canvey Island, Essex, UK
The Benefits of Commercial Solar
Commercial solar panels can make your business more independent, eco-friendly and profitable. Here are some of the benefits of your business going solar:
You can avoid the rising costs of National Grid electricity and rely on the sun, which is free and abundant. This way, you can have more control over your energy bills and budget.
You can reduce your greenhouse gas emissions and help fight climate change. Solar energy is clean and renewable, unlike fossil fuels that pollute the air and contribute to global warming. By going solar, you can show your social responsibility and environmental leadership.
You can save money on your energy expenses and invest it in growing your business. Solar panels can lower your electricity consumption and generate income from surplus power that you can sell back to the National Grid or store in batteries. Solar panels can also increase the value of your property and attract more customers.
You can boost your reputation and brand image by being a green business. Customers and employees are more likely to choose a business that cares about the planet and its future. By going solar, you can stand out from your competitors and gain more trust and loyalty.
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Commercial Solar Panels Case Study: The Oysterfleet Hotel Project
The Oysterfleet Hotel is a family-run hotel with 40 rooms, a pub, and a restaurant in the town centre of Canvey Island in Essex, UK. The hotel wanted to reduce its energy costs and carbon footprint by investing in solar panels. The hotel contacted NXTGEN Energy, a leading provider of commercial solar panel installations in the UK.
NXTGEN Energy assessed the Oysterfleet hotel’s roof space and energy usage and proposed a 50MW solar PV system with 116 Bluesun 54 cell 425w Solar Panels with a rated efficiency of 21.25% and 3 Solis S5-GC25K Solar Hybrid Inverters. The system would cover about 50% of the hotel’s electricity demand and save about 20 tonnes of CO2 emissions per year. The solar panel system would also generate income from the Smart Export Guarantee (SEG), a scheme that pays small-scale generators for exporting surplus electricity to the National Grid.
NXTGEN Energy installed the system in early 2023 and connected it to the National Grid. The system has been performing well and generating savings for the Oysterfleet Hotel ever since. The hotel is also considering installing electric vehicle (EV) chargers on site to cater to EV-owning guests and staff in the near future.
The Oysterfleet Hotel is an example of how commercial solar panels can help hotels (and pubs and restaurants) cut energy costs, reduce carbon emissions, and attract eco-conscious customers. NXTGEN Energy was able to provide a tailored solar energy solution that met the Oysterfleet hotel’s needs and expectations.
Commercial Solar Panels Projects
Commercial solar panels and EV chargers are not only good for the environment, but also for your business. They can help you save money, reduce your carbon footprint and attract more customers. That’s why we at NXTGEN Energy have been installing them for various businesses across the UK. We’ve worked with different types of commercial clients, from factories to cricket clubs & hotels to restaurants, and helped them harness the power of the sun and upgrade their car parking facilities.
The UK Government has a goal to become Net Zero by 2050, which means that the UK will emit no more greenhouse gases than it can remove from the atmosphere. To achieve this, we need to change the way we use energy, especially in the commercial sector, which is the largest energy consumer in the country. We need to switch from fossil fuels like coal and gas to renewable sources, such as solar energy, and from petrol and diesel vehicles to electric vehicles (EVs).
If you want to see how we have helped other businesses go green and become EV-ready, check out our commercial solar panel installations UK. You will see how our team of solar energy experts can help you plug into the sun and help your company join the green revolution!
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Commercial Solar Panels FAQs
What is Commercial Solar?
Commercial solar is the use of solar energy to power businesses, such as factories and offices. Commercial solar panels are usually bigger than residential ones, because they need to capture more sunlight and produce more electricity. The most common types of commercial solar panels are Monocrystalline and Polycrystalline, which are also used in homes. By switching to solar energy, businesses can lower their energy bills and their environmental impact.
Do you require planning permission to install solar panels for business?
Most businesses and community buildings can install solar panels without planning permission, as long as they follow some rules. These rules are meant to reduce the visual impact of the solar panels on the building and the area. For example, the solar panels should not stick out too much from the roof or the wall, or be too close to the edge. They should also not face a road in some protected areas, such as Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Ground-mounted solar panels should not be bigger than 9m2. However, some buildings or sites that are historically important, such as listed buildings or ancient monuments, need planning permission to install solar panels. The same applies to solar PV systems that are larger than 50kW. If you are not sure about the planning requirements for your solar panel installation, you can always ask us at NXTGEN Energy. We have years of experience in the solar industry and we can help you with any solar questions.
Do I need to consider a battery storage with commercial solar?
A solar battery can store the excess electricity that your solar panels produce, so you can use it later when you need it. This can be useful if your business works outside the normal hours or has a large rooftop that can generate more power than you use. However, not every business needs a solar battery. It depends on how much energy you use and when. To find out if a solar battery is right for you, you can book a free consultation and survey with us at NXTGEN Energy. We will design a solar system that suits your needs. Call us today on 01268 928 690 to book yours!
Are there any government incentives or funding options for commercial solar panels?
The UK wants to cut its emissions to zero by 2050. It offers some grants and incentives to help businesses use more solar energy and save money and carbon. These include:
- Low Carbon Workspaces: Up to £5,000 for low-carbon upgrades, such as solar panels, for small and medium businesses in some areas of England.
- Power Purchase Agreement: No upfront cost for solar panels installed and maintained by an investor. The business can buy the solar electricity at a cheaper rate than the grid.
- Super Deduction: 130 per cent tax relief on qualifying plant and machinery investments, such as solar panels, from April 2021 to March 2023.
To learn more, contact us at NXTGEN Energy. We can help you go solar and save money and the planet. Call us on 01268 928 690 today.
How much do solar panels for businesses cost?
The cost of a commercial solar installation varies depending on the project size, energy usage and extras, such as batteries or EV chargers. Contact us for our latest commercial solar package prices, which include:
- Solar PV panels supplied and installed by NXTGEN Energy
- An inverter, isolators and cabling
- Testing and certification, including MCS
You can also benefit from grants, schemes and finance options that make commercial solar affordable and green.
Does your business have to own the site in order to install commercial solar panels?
Solar is a great option if your business has a large roof or land area, and plans to stay on the site for at least 10 years. It is best if the business owns the property or has a long-term lease on it.