Why should my business consider solar panels?

Many businesses are looking at renewable energy sources in order to generate their own power, reducing both their carbon footprint and their costs! Here at EESI, we want to help you determine the best fit for your company, and today we’ll be looking at solar panels.

The UK has been experiencing significantly warmer and sunnier days so far this year, so it’s a great time to think about harnessing our sun’s power!  The sun is an incredible power source, accessible throughout daylight hours. Installing solar panels could make a huge difference to both your pockets and the planet.

Energy bills are on the rise

The cost of electricity is something everyone is talking about lately, and rightly so. Electricity rates are rising faster than inflation, food cost and petrol!

In April of this year, energy bills increased by 54% and are set to rise further in October, which is an increasing worry for those running businesses. So how could the installation of solar panels help?

There are many organisations who are already reaping the benefits of using solar energy for their workspace. It is a low-risk investment for your business with excellent return, and could potentially save you thousands on energy bills, as you are generating your own power.

Initial set up costs can sometimes be high, but the cost is recovered, and the savings can be huge.

How can it make my business more environmentally friendly?

Becoming a greener company and reducing your carbon footprint can really boost a business’s reputation. Solar panels can help significantly reduce your carbon and greenhouse gas emissions. It may also put you one step ahead of the governments growing legislation on curbing emissions, and becoming net zero: decarbonizing our economy.

Being a greener business can attract consumers away from non-green competitors. It can provide some positive PR opportunities, as well as being a great way to introduce an environmental focus for marketing campaigns.

What should I consider when thinking about a solar panel installation?


As we all know, solar panels need sunlight in order to generate electricity. This means that, weather dependant, there will be variable amounts of electricity generated for the businesses use. It’s important to take this into account when considering installation.


It is also important to think about the amount of space you have and its vicinity to uninterrupted sunlight. Heavily shaded areas or tall buildings and trees can impact the panels efficiency. Ideally, the installation should be south facing, but we can assess your area and help you decide on the best spot.

We can install and maintain a system designed around your building, location and surroundings to ensure unobtrusive, renewable solutions that generate energy for your business. Our specialist renewable team manage every aspect of the installation, from compliance to connection, to ensure the project is delivered on time and on budget.


Think solar panels could be a good fit for your business?

If you’re interested in using solar power for your business, it’s best to consult our experts who can help you choose the right system for your needs.

There’s no one-size-fits-all answer to this question. It depends on what your business needs, and what kind of system works best for it. But if you’re looking for ways to save money on energy bills and reduce your carbon footprint at the same time, then yes—solar panels could be a good choice!


Get in touch today!

If you manage a commercial or industrial premises, and are interested in becoming a greener business, we are happy to help you consider your options and talk you through renewable energy sources.

Just call our friendly team on 01453 821550 or email: info@eesi.co.uk

We look forward to hearing from you!

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