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Are Solar Panels worth it in the UK? All the information necessary for a well-informed decision

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FAQs


At GB NRG, our mission is to demystify renewable energy, offering you a straightforward approach.

Below, you’ll find a comprehensive list of frequently asked questions along with detailed answers. While we strive to cover all queries/FAQs, if there’s anything further you’d like to know or if you seek additional clarification, don’t hesitate to reach out to us.

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What are the benefits of installing commercial solar panels and battery storage?

Installing commercial solar panels and battery storage provides cost savings by generating your own electricity, reducing reliance on the grid.

It also offers energy independence and environmental sustainability by utilising clean, renewable energy sources.

How do we determine the right size of the solar panel system and battery storage for my commercial property?

Consulting with our team can help assess your specific needs and recommend an appropriate system size.

To determine the right size of the solar panel system and battery storage for your commercial property, we will consider factors such as your energy usage patterns, available roof or ground space for solar panels, and desired level of backup power during outages.

What factors should I consider when choosing a commercial solar panel and battery storage provider?

When choosing a commercial solar panel and battery storage provider, consider factors such as their experience, reputation, warranties offered, installation quality, customer service, and financing options available.

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What are the costs associated with installing and maintaining commercial solar panels and battery storage?

The costs associated with installing commercial solar panels and battery storage include upfront installation costs, ongoing maintenance expenses, and potential financing costs.

Are there any incentives, rebates, or financing options available for commercial solar and battery storage installations?

Yes, there are often incentives, rebates, and financing options available for commercial solar and battery storage installations, including various financing programs such as leases, loans, and power purchase agreements (PPAs).

How long does it take to install a commercial solar panel and battery storage system?

The time to install a commercial solar panel and battery storage system can vary depending on factors like system size, complexity, and local permitting requirements. A smaller system typically takes less than a week, whilst bigger systems can take between a few weeks to months from start to finish.

What is the expected lifespan of commercial solar panels and battery storage systems?

The expected lifespan of commercial solar panels is typically around 25 to 30 years. Battery storage systems can last anywhere from 10 to 20 years. These depend on factors such as usage patterns and maintenance.

Can I still use electricity from the grid with a commercial solar and battery storage system?

Yes, you can still use electricity from the grid with a commercial solar and battery storage system, particularly during times when your energy demand exceeds what your solar panels and batteries can provide, such as during peak periods or when there is limited sunlight.

How does battery storage work in conjunction with commercial solar panels?

Battery storage works in conjunction with commercial solar panels by storing excess electricity generated during the day when the sun is shining. This stored energy can then be used later when solar production is low, such as at night or during periods of high energy demand.

What backup options can commercial solar and battery storage systems provide during grid outages?

During grid outages, a commercial solar and battery storage system can provide backup power to critical loads, such as emergency lighting, refrigeration, or essential equipment, depending on the capacity of the battery storage system and the configuration of the backup system.

How will installing commercial solar panels and battery storage affect my utility bills?

Installing commercial solar panels and battery storage can potentially reduce your utility bills by generating your own electricity and storing excess energy for later use, thereby decreasing your reliance on grid electricity.

Are there any maintenance requirements for commercial solar panels and battery storage systems?

Yes, there are maintenance requirements for commercial solar panels and battery storage systems. These include periodic inspections, cleaning of solar panels, and monitoring battery performance, all of which are covered by us.

How does installing commercial solar panels and battery storage contribute to environmental sustainability?

Installing commercial solar panels and battery storage contributes to environmental sustainability by reducing reliance on fossil fuels, decreasing greenhouse gas emissions, and utilising clean, renewable energy sources.

Can I monitor the performance of my commercial solar panel and battery storage system remotely?

Yes, our commercial solar panel and battery storage systems come with the option of monitoring capabilities that allow you to track the performance and energy production of your system remotely.

Is GB NRG accredited for health and safety?

GB NRG pride ourselves in our CHAS Elite accreditation, achieving the highest level of CHAS. This highlights the importance in our company of maintaining perfect health and safety at all times.

What warranties and guarantees are provided for commercial solar panels and battery storage installations?

Our warranties and guarantees for commercial solar panels and battery storage installations can  cover equipment performance, workmanship, and product defects. For more information, contact us.

Will solar panel installation damage my roof?

Our solar panel installation will not damage your roof. We ensure that your roof is suitable before the installation takes place. This prevents any potential damage.

What return on investment can I expect for a commercial solar panel system?

Solar panels pay themselves off, with the timescale for this depending on a number of factors such as your energy usage and size of the install.  You can find out your estimated return on investment by contacting us today. Our case studies demonstrate typical timescales, between 2.5 and 5 years.

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