Key things to think about before investing in commercial solar
Key things to think about before investing in commercial solar
17th May 2016

If, like many UK businesses, you’re considering making the switch to solar, there are just a few things you should think about first. From your business finances and requirements to the meeting the demands of your green targets; asking yourself the following questions will ensure the process runs smoothly…

What is your company doing to meet its green energy targets?

Key things to think about before investing in commercial solar

Green targets are becoming hugely important to modern day businesses. As well as improving the ethos and the general public’s perception of a business, green targets also benefit firms financially.

If you’ve not already jumped on the renewables bandwagon, it may be the right time to start doing so now. Follow the lead of companies like BMW Group, Ikea, and Aviva, who are all transforming the way they power their business operations.


Can you afford to keep paying for more traditional forms of energy?

Key things to think about before investing in commercial solar

If energy price hikes are a concern to your company, you’ll need to find a solution to improve business certainty.

Traditional forms of energy supply are subject to fluctuations and price spikes, which can cause havoc with your business budgets. With renewables, the power in no longer in the hands of the energy companies and is instead returned to you. You’ll benefit from price certainty and opportunities to take a longer-term view of your energy needs.


How much power do you need?

Key things to think about before-investing in commercial solar

Before approaching a renewable energy company, like Low Carbon Energy, you need to think about your requirements. What aspects of your business would you like to power with renewables and how much will you require?

Over the last few years, we’ve catered for a huge range of businesses and installed over 12,000 commercial solar panels. So – whether you’ve got more modest needs of 10kw or require a larger 250kw system, we’ll be able to help.


What is your budget?

Key things to think about before investing in commercial solar

Making an investment in solar panels does cost, but these are always outweighed by the benefits. The great thing about solar is that it’s affordable for everyone – especially when you consider the longer-term return on your investment.

At Low Carbon Energy, we can work with your budget and offer advice on the best path to take. We will also let you know of any initiatives that could make the transition to solar even easier.


How would you like to pay?

Paying for solar is perhaps the easiest part of the process. With a number of different ways to pay, you’re sure to find a solution to suit you. From purchase of the system outright to Carbon Trust Energy Efficiency Financing – we cover it all in our Easy Ways To Pay section of our website.


Finding the right renewable energy service for you

Once you’ve asked yourselves these questions, it’s time to find the right company and services to suit you. As a Carbon Trust provider, Low Carbon Energy come highly recommended and can help make the transition to renewable energy easy.

If you’ve got any questions or doubts about solar, or any other form of renewable energy, we’d be happy to help. You can drop an email to info@lowcarbonen.co or take advantage of our new Energy Consultancy Service, where we can help you to plan and roll out the perfect renewable energy package for your business needs. For more information, give us a call.

Has your company recently invested in solar? If so, what benefits have you experienced? Tell us in the comments below or tweet us @LowCarbonEnCo

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