40% Off Solar For SME's In Dorset

Up To 40% grant off your Solar PV Project

Dorset council are offering grants up to 40% off solar pv for business's in Dorset. The grant could be used to help install a renewable solar pv system.

25 Years Experience In Electrical Engineering

For the last 25 years we have specialised in the design, installation and commissioning of Renewable Energy systems, LED lighting system design and installation, Electrical Inspection & Testing, Battery Storage and EV charge points, De-stratification systems and all Electrical contracting from domestic to Industrial including repair and maintenance in Dorset, Hampshire and surrounding counties.

If your business is interested in solar pv, please fill in our contact form with your contact details and our sales team will contact you shortly to discuss your requirements.

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    Frequently Asked Questions

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    Do I Need To Clean My Solar Panels?

    Yes, solar panels require little maintenance to keep them running smoothly, however, they’ll need to be annually cleaned at least to keep them up to date and ensure your system is working how it should be. We recommend getting professional installers to inspect and clean your panels for you so you know exactly what's going on and how to fix it in the unlikely event an issue with your panels occur or a repair is needed to fix it. It is possible for you to clan the panels yourself without professionals cleaning them for you, but the tools professionals use mean they have the ability to get in spots that you may not be able to clean yourself. At Empower, we offer a maintenance package that means you can have your panels annually cleaned and electrically tested at the same time by our team of experts.
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    How Many Solar Panels Will My Business Need?

    Every commercial business is varied and requires a different number of panels to accommodate their electricity usage. Large businesses tend to require a lot more panels than a smaller business typically would because it takes into account the amount of staff and other factors that will increase electricity consumption. Whereas a smaller business would usually have fewer employees and need a smaller system because its usage from month to month would be far less. However, this isn't always the case because regardless of the size of the business at the end of the day it all comes down to the electricity consumption that business uses. For instance, a smaller business might require a bigger system because the field of work means it uses a lot of lighting, technology such as computers, laptops, work mobiles, tablets, etc whereas you could have a larger business that works with very little reliance to electricity in comparison and therefore doesn’t need anything too big.
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    How Much Will My Businesses Solar System Cost?

    Solar panel costs can vary depending on the size of the system your business requires. The larger the system you need the more it's likely to cost you, however with this comes the opportunity to save more from your system and spend money on areas that will make your company grow rather than spending money on rising electricity rates that prevent the success of your business.
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    Will My Business Save Money from Installing Solar?

    Solar panels are continuing to pave the way for renewable energy in 2020. With rising electricity rates continuously making it difficult for businesses to expand and be independent you couldn’t pick a better time to invest in solar. Solar panel systems provide a stable electricity service for you and your workers allowing you to accommodate the size of your system to your average monthly usage without having to pay for more than you need or not getting enough out of what you pay for. This means as a business you can be self-sufficient but, also manage the amount your spending so your able to consistently save money on electricity and make room for spending's in ways that can benefit your company.

    Is Solar Energy Reliable Enough For My Business?

    Solar is a reliable source of natural energy that anybody can use to power their home. Your solar systems reliability will depend on its location and the amount of sunlight your building typically gets. Solar energy is most effective in the summertime because there tends to be a lot more sun available for electricity generation However, this doesn’t mean that in the winter you won't be able to power your home, just that the amount of reliance on solar energy should be significantly reduced in the event of wet and windy weather conditions.

    Businesses often decide to invest in battery storage as a solution to combat the loss of solar energy. The idea of battery storage is that it stores excess solar energy that is generated by your system in the daytime available for use when the sun is gone in and your solar system is unable to generate electricity. Another efficient way to utilize battery storage is by using it in the daytime on a day when there’s little sun, knowing you’ve got the flexibility to rely on your battery storage as a backup would be very handy.

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    How Do Solar Panels Work?

    Solar panels work by converting the solar energy into dc electricity and then using your solar parts to transfer this into ac electricity that you can then use to power your business. For this to even happen first the solar panels must let the light particles hit the atoms and convert the energy, releasing the electrons from the atoms so the dc-ac conversion can take place.
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    Can I Go Completely Off Grid With Solar Energy?

    Solar energy means your self-sufficient and producing electricity without the need for public grid electrics. Most business owners will run partially off-grid using solar energy with a backup of power grid connectivity for when solar is unable to provide electricity to your building. However, to go completely off-grid would mean your entirely unconnected to the general power grid and generating all your electricity on your own without any help. This is viable but you would however, require a secondary source of power supply in the times where your primary source of energy isn't available.

    Therefore, most people with this idea would then purchase a battery storage device to do exactly that. With this comes weighing up whether going completely off-grid would be the most cost-effective idea because you're not just adding solar but you're adding on a battery storage device to this as well. For any business that is looking to be independent and environmentally friendly, this could be an ideal option.

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    How Long Do Solar Panels Last?

    Commercial solar panels often have a warranty of 20-25 years. This doesn’t mean after this period of time your solar system will no longer work by any means, we've had various customers that find their solar system is still efficient after 25 years and works just fine, it does, however, mean after this amount of time you are no longer guaranteed protection for your solar panels. Solar systems on average have a 0.5%-1% annual deficiency which means even after 20 years of use your panel would still be over 80% efficient.

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