If you run a business, a commercial solar power system could be an effective way of reducing your overheads while also using a renewable, eco-friendly source of power.
How a commercial solar power system works
Solar power works by harnessing the sun’s rays through panels installed on a roof or similar high structure. This power is converted to electrical current. The current is then transferred through an inverter to turn it into a suitable electrical current to power lights, heating, appliances and hot water.
Solar energy is especially useful for businesses that have an electricity bill that is similar throughout the year or increases during the summer month. This type of power generation works best for businesses that run mainly during the day, such as office blocks, retail outlets or warehouses and is suitable for anything from a small family run shop to a large warehouse, apartment block or sports stadium.
Once you have made the initial outlay to install solar panels and other necessary equipment, using solar energy has few on-going costs as the system generally requires little maintenance beyond an annual clean of the panels and the trimming of any trees that may be giving too much shade.
The advantages of a commercial solar power system
Switching part of your energy consumption to solar power has many advantages including:
- a reduction in power bills giving you more money to put back into your business as well as less reliance on power companies who may increase prices without warning
- the possibility of selling any excess power back to your standard electricity provider, therefore providing more money
- the possibility of reducing rents to tenants if you lease parts of your building as your overheads will be lower – thus making you a more attractive landlord
- the ability to market your business as an eco-friendly brand
Before deciding on solar power, it is a good idea to book a consultation with a reputable company like ourselves to get a better idea of how solar power might work and which system is best for your business. We are professional installers. We do all our work to high standards. We meet current regulations, and we give you the benefit of a guarantee on all equipment and workmanship.
During a consultation, you can find out more about how solar power works, establish whether there is anywhere suitable on your site to house solar panels and work out which size of system would generate enough electricity for your needs without leaving you with a huge surplus which may not be cost effective.