Commercial solar panels

Cut your business expenses and safeguard your future energy with commercial solar panels.

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COMMERCIAL SOLAR INSTALLATIONS


Introduction to Commercial Solar Panels

GB NRG specialises in commercial solar panel installations, delivering comprehensive design, installation, and maintenance services for solar PV to businesses across the UK.

Given the exceptional returns from solar panels, this technology stands out as a leading sustainable solution. Thousands of UK businesses have transitioned to solar to fuel their operations. With 14 years of expertise in solar PV, we offer industry-leading advice and top-notch installations.

THE ECONOMIC ADVANTAGES


The Economic Benefits

Investing in commercial solar panels yields substantial financial advantages for businesses.

Once considered niche, solar technology has rapidly evolved over the past decade, transitioning from experimental to the fastest-growing global energy source.

Today, technological and financial advancements have propelled solar into the mainstream, making it a cost-competitive, mass-produced solution.

A standard commercial solar panel system produces free electricity for over 25 years, with installation costs recouped in approximately 3-5 years.

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commercial solar panels

ENVIRONMENTAL BENEFITS OF COMMERCIAL SOLAR


The Environmental Advantages

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), NASA, and leading scientists emphasise the urgent need to shift from fossil fuels to prevent catastrophic global issues.

Solar panels play a pivotal role in significantly reducing organisational carbon footprints. A standard 250kWp solar PV system can offset around 64 tonnes of CO2, equivalent to driving 155,000 miles in a petrol car. Institutions like Bristol City Council and Bristol University have declared climate emergencies, committing to achieve net-zero carbon status by 2030.

ROOFTOP SOLAR PANELS FOR BUSINESSES


Everything Rooftop Solar

With the substantial rise in energy prices, interest in commercial solar panels has reached unprecedented levels. Businesses, seeking to gain control over their electricity supply, turn to solar panels for reliable and cost-effective on-site power.

Mounting solar panels on the premises’ roof stands out as the most popular method to generate clean energy for business use. This versatile solution is adaptable to various roof types, including flat roofs. Our track record includes successful installations for a diverse range of brands across industries, such as Bradfords, Crendon Timber Engineering and a massive rooftop solar project on Avalon Plastics in Glastonbury, attesting to our expertise and reliability.

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commercial solar panels

GROUND MOUNT SOLAR PANELS FOR BUSINESSES


Ground-Mount Solar Systems

While the majority of businesses prefer on-roof solar PV systems, a ground array might be better suited to your premises or serve as an alternative if rooftop installation is impractical. Ground-mounted solar panels efficiently boost on-site generation, especially when roofs are already equipped with solar panels.

Solar panels are adaptable to various roof types, even those with asbestos. However, if your roof’s shape, orientation, skylights, or vents pose challenges, a ground-mounted solar system becomes an ideal solution. Our offerings include diverse mounting systems, tailored to your needs.

INTEGRATING BATTERY STORAGE TO COMMERCIAL SOLAR PANELS


Solar Panels + Battery Storage

Pairing a commercial solar panel system with a battery storage solution is an excellent strategy to maximise the energy savings generated by your solar panels. By storing and utilising all the free electricity produced, rather than exporting it back to the grid, your business can achieve even more significant savings.

On-site energy storage reduces reliance on the National Grid, safeguarding your business from potential brownouts and energy rationing, enabling continuous operations even when competitors may face disruptions.

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commercial solar panels

FINANCIAL SOLUTIONS FOR SOLAR


Financial Solutions For Solar Investments

While self-financing remains the preferred method for acquiring commercial solar panels, offering optimal returns over the system’s lifespan, budget constraints or a preference to allocate capital differently often influence companies’ choices.

GB NRG collaborates with top UK financial institutions, providing diverse financing options, including asset finance, hire purchase, and power purchase agreements (solar panel PPA). Our commitment is to offer tailored financial advice and bespoke packages to suit your specific business needs. Explore our website for more information, including the latest solar panel grants for businesses at solar panel finance.

OPERATIONS + MAINTENANCE FOR SOLAR PANELS


Operations and Maintenance

Our commitment to you extends beyond installation. We provide a thorough solar panel monitoring, operation, and maintenance service, ensuring sustained performance throughout their lifespan.

Tailoring services to your needs, from routine panel cleaning to proactive meter-based monitoring, we safeguard against potential faults, securing your investment. Explore our range of operations and maintenance services page for more details.

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commercial solar panels

POWERING THE UK TOWARDS A CLEANER ENERGY


Leading Commercial Solar Installers

Established in 2010, GB NRG have been a key player in the renewable energy sector for 14 years. Our focus on fostering enduring relationships is evident in our high rate of repeat business and positive feedback.

With a stellar reputation, we have collaborated with renowned brands and top UK organisations. Learn more about our company history and our recent clients throughout our ‘About Us’ dropdown. To explore projects within your industry, visit our solar panel case studies for detailed insights into our work.

INDEPENDENT SOLAR INSTALLER


A trusted and experienced developer, installer and operator

As independent contractors, we maintain no affiliations with specific products, sourcing only reliable ‘tier one’ products from globally recognised manufacturers. This guarantees proven quality and preserves your system warranties throughout its lifetime.

Our team of certified, expert solar panel installers prioritises health and safety, boasting a commendable safety record whether working on solar parks, factories, or new-build sites. All our installers hold full accreditation, possessing relevant site safety cards.

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WE DO IT EFFICIENTLY

IDENTIFY HOW MUCH YOU CAN SAVE


We utilise cutting-edge software to precisely forecast solar energy generation and usage at your specific location.

Our detailed economic efficiency calculations offer clarity on when to anticipate breaking even, the repayment structure, and long-term profitability for your business

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The Benefits of Solar Panels

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REDUCE OVERHEADS


Produce and store cost-free, sustainable energy on-site, enhancing your financial bottom line with potential savings of up to 100% on electricity expenses

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SECURE FUTURE ENERGY


Secure electricity at a fixed unit price before usage, project your long-term energy expenses, and shield your business from potential rises in utility prices

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Save Money


Employ sustainable, clean energy to neutralise your corporate carbon footprint, decrease reliance on fossil fuels, and minimise pollution

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HEALTHY ROI


An average commercial solar panel system offers free electricity for over 25 years, yields returns exceeding 12% annually, and recoups installation costs in 6-8 years

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COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE


A standard commercial solar panel system produces free electricity for over 25 years, with installation costs recouped in approximately 3-5 years

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PROTECTION FROM POWER SHORTAGES OVERHEADS


Produce and store your energy, diminish dependence on the National Grid, shielding your business from potential rationing and brownouts

// FAQ

Will my business operations be impacted during a solar panel installation?

Most likely no, there may be minor disruptions to business operations during a solar panel installation, such as noise, limited access to certain areas, or temporary changes in power supply.

Is it still viable to install solar panels post the closure of the Feed-in Tariff?

Yes, installing solar panels is still viable post the closure of the Feed-in Tariff. While the Feed-in Tariff provided financial incentives for generating renewable energy, the decreasing cost of solar technology and the potential for savings on electricity bills make solar installations economically attractive for many businesses. Additionally, various financing options, tax incentives, and net metering programs can further enhance the financial viability of solar installations.

What factors should businesses consider before installing solar panels?

Businesses should consider factors such as available roof space, orientation and tilt of the roof, local climate conditions, shading from nearby structures or trees, energy consumption patterns, upfront costs, available incentives, and return on investment.

What is the lifespan of solar panels, and do they experience a decrease in efficiency over time?

The lifespan of solar panels is typically around 25 to 30 years, and while they may experience a slight decrease in efficiency over time, modern panels degrade at a rate of around 0.5% to 1% per year, ensuring they remain highly efficient for decades.

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