Solar Energy For Small Business

Over 14 Years Experience Fitting Commercial Solar Systems For SME's

14 Years Experience Fitting Solar Systems

Empower have over 14 years experience installing and fitting solar energy for small business. With Commercial Solar photo-voltaic system technology evolving and as growth continues worldwide for renewable generation alternatives, solar and other form of renewable will continue to reduce our dependence on fossil fuels. We know by using solar our clients see immediate reductions in energy costs, benefiting from generous ROI & meeting sustainable commitments. Empower Energy offer a range of solar panel systems for small business which include a full turnkey solution from Project management, design, performance calculations, modelling, planning, installation and commissioning.

Mitigating Energy Usage

For many small business, warehousing and industrial equipment are the biggest usage of energy. In September 2014, Leathams a prestigious high end food supply company chose Empower to install a 250kWp solar pv system. This East and West facing split system provided a steady stream of free electricity to the building.

Using The Right Technology For Your Commercial Solar Panel Project

With Commercial Solar photovoltaic system technology evolving and as growth continues worldwide for renewable generation alternatives, solar and other form of renewables will continue to reduce our dependence on fossil fuels. We know by using Solar our Clients see immediate reductions in energy costs, benefiting from generous ROI & meeting sustainably commitments. Empower Energy offer a full turnkey solution from Project management, design, performance calculations, modelling, planning, installation and commissioning.

Commercial Solar Panel Installers
For Business

With Commercial Solar photovoltaic system technology evolving and as growth continues worldwide for renewable generation alternatives, solar and other form of renewables will continue to reduce our dependence on fossil fuels. We know by using Solar our Clients see immediate reductions in energy costs, benefiting from generous ROI & meeting sustainably commitments. Empower Energy offer a full turnkey solution from Project management, design, performance calculations, modelling, planning, installation and commissioning.

Commercial Solar Business Survey

1. Enter your building postcode in the text box below, where you are considering having solar installed.

Is My Small Business Suitable For Solar PV ?

There are many contributing factors to a systems’ effectiveness, such as location, angle, shading etc. By far the best way to check is to have one of our experienced commercial solar surveyors visit you personally and prepare a no obligation report and quotation. Not only will this highlight your system options, it will also show the estimated generation that you can expect from your system based on accurate details prior to installation, instead of averages and ‘best case’ figures.

What Will My Solar PV System
Look Like ?

We’ve installed hundreds of systems for businesses of every size and will tailor a tried and tested solution with the minimum impact to your small business. Installations can take as little as one day and you’ll notice immediate changes to your bills.

Free Module-Level Monitoring For System Lifetime

We supply our Clients with advanced commercial solar monitoring software to keep track of your system's performance. Wherever you are in the world, the platform can be accessed through the internet via your smart phone, ensuring you keep up to date with your systems performance.

  • Real-time full insight to system from anywhere
  • Easy access via web browser and mobile device
  • Remote monitoring and data logging
  • Generation and export meter remote monitoring
  • Email and text alerts

Future Compatibility & Warranty

We only use approved, high quality components, from tier-one panels, the highest efficiency inverters and right down to the nuts and bolts. This means that your commercial solar system will perform to its maximum potential for years to come.

  • 12-year warranty as standard
  • Upgradable software as technology develops
  • Flexible design allows modules of different power classes and brands in the same string
  • Lifetime free monitoring
  • 25-year power optimiser warranty
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Will Solar Panels Reduce My Electric Bill?

Solar panels are an intelligent investment that has a positive impact on everyone involved. Installing solar on your commercial building means previous electricity rates that have stopped you from putting money into the right areas will be a problem of the past. As any businesses big or small hope to save money whilst growing as a company, having to think about how much your electricity bill is going to cost each month is something that’s not only preventing potential earnings in other places but becomes a common annoyance. Solar allows you to take control of your business and spend your money how you want to, by using electricity sourced from natural energy on a day to day basis should not only make you feel better about your everyday lifestyle choices but will also cut your electricity bills down each month by up to half as much.
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Do Solar Panels Need Servicing?

Solar panels require little maintenance especially in the winter when bad weather conditions mean the panels often clean themselves without the need to have to pay for engineers to come out and maintain them. In the summer more work may be needed to keep the panels up to standard because the dry weather means the panels have little rain so are unable to stay clean and can therefore, get quite dirty and not look as appealing. Signing up to our maintenance package means you'll pay a fixed rate for the entire year and for that get your panels annually cleaned, inspected and kept up to date to guarantee high panel efficiency.

Regular maintenance checks are especially beneficial for larger commercial solar systems because it ensures the system is operating properly with no underlying issues. Something important to regularly check with large systems because if something does go wrong it can impact the business on a large scale. If your solar panels are installed on a flat roof, they’ll need regular cleans anyway because unlike solar panels installed on a slanted array that clean themselves when rain runs down, panels on a flat roof are unable to stay clean as easy. Solar panel servicing means any potential problems can be terminated before they become any bigger and affect the functionality of the system.

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What Happens To Solar Panels After 20 years?

Photovoltaic solar panels often include a warranty of 20-25 years however, various solar customers have made use of their solar panels long after the warrantied time has finished. Solar panels have an average deficiency of around 0.5%-1% every year which would mean after 20 years your panels would still be over 80% efficient. Over time solar panels become slightly less effective and degrade over a period of time however, this doesn’t mean that after 20 years your panels are going to stop working by any means but does however, mean you’re guaranteed panel period is no longer valid.
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Do Solar Panels Damage Your Roof?

Solar panels need to be installed carefully by professionals who know the ins and outs of solar roofs. Ensuring your roof installation goes smoothly and the roof is not damaged by the installation means using trusted and experienced installers with a good reputation. On the rare occasion, a roof is damaged it's likely that the roof was in bad condition to start with rather than the solar panels causing damage to the roof. In conclusion, installations that are carried out by experts who deliver top-quality installs shouldn’t cause any problems to a building’s roof.
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How Long Does It Take For Solar Panels To Pay For Themselves?

Solar panels are a great investment for any business, wanting to grow, whilst saving money at the same time. With commercial solar panels, the payback time can vary because the systems can differ so much in size from as little as 10kw to as large as 250 kW with paybacks of between 8 and 12 years on average.
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How Many Solar Panels Do I Need For My Small Business?

To know how many solar panels your small business will need you’ll need to work out how much kWh of electricity your business is using per year and then from that make an estimate of the amount your business uses each day. You also need to know how much solar panels can produce in peak power; this can differ depending on the different solar panel productivity. Then you'll need to work out the maximum amount of sun your business obtains per day. This can range depending on where you're located. Youll then need to divide the estimated electricity kWh usage per day by the amount of sunlight your business gets each day. This will give you a kW number for the amount needed to ensure all of the energy that is utilized is accounted for.

However, businesses operate using AC rather than DC electricity, so this transformation from the two will affect the amount of kW your system will need to produce. Estimating the number of panels your business will need can be done, but a more efficient way to calculate it is by getting in touch with our team with the required details and we’ll work it out for you, this will save you any uncertainty and guarantee your system is calculated just right for your businesses needs.

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How Much Do Commercial Solar Panels Cost?

Commercial solar panel systems can range anywhere from £5,000 to £80,000 + for larger kW systems depending on the size you anticipate getting. Anybody who knows anything about solar systems will know its virtually impossible to put an exact price on the cost of one before recieving the right details because each system varies such a significant amount. From the type of panels used, to the system size and what type of system it is. These factors can all make the cost of your system go up or down. Before any prices are given out you'll need to give your installers the required details so the estimated system cost can be accurately calculated.

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