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Benefits of commercial solar panels for your business

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Solar Panels For Your Business

Commercial solar panels are becoming an increasingly popular option for businesses looking to reduce their energy costs and become more environmentally friendly. The benefits of installing solar panels on your business premises go far beyond saving money, there are several other advantages too. This article explains how your business and employees can benefit.

Reduced energy costs: One of the biggest benefits of commercial solar panels is they can help reduce business energy costs. In fact, according to The Energy Saving Trust, many companies see a 15-25% reduction in energy bills after installing solar panels, which is a huge saving, especially with concerns over increasing energy prices.

Efficient energy production: Solar panels not only help you save money on energy, but they also reduce carbon emissions. Solar panel efficiency levels generally range between 15% and 20%, although exceptional instances have been recorded at 42%.

Solar income: Assuming your business is connected to the national grid, you can sell any surplus electricity that you don’t use back to your energy supplier. This can be done through a net metering arrangement with your supplier, or you can benefit from a lower price per unit, which is then used to credit your bill for the electricity you generate.

Reduced tax liability: Companies can claim up to 130% of their Capital Allowances back from the Government for qualifying investments such as solar panels and EV Charge Points.

Increased property value: Solar panels can increase the value of your property. In fact, studies have shown that commercial solar installations can boost a building’s resale value by up to 15%.

Easy installation: Although installation costs for solar panels can vary significantly depending on the size of your premises, they are relatively cost effective and easy to install.

Low maintenance: Solar panels are relatively easy to maintain. You shouldn’t need to pay extra costs for maintenance packages to keep them running well.

Less vulnerable to power cuts: Generating and storing energy on-site means that you can potentially give yourself a backup supply if the main power fails, which limits a loss of productivity and downtime for your business.

Boosts your green credentials: Solar power is a renewable energy source that doesn’t damage the environment by causing pollution or emissions. If your business wants to show that it’s committed to being eco-friendly, solar PV is a cost-effective option that will save money and reduce emissions.

If you’re considering having solar panels installed at your business, contact Rawson Solar Power for a free quote to find out how solar panels can benefit your business.

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