Solar PV was often seen as an ‘instant win’, with owners of solar PV able to generate an income from the government feed in tariff (FIT) scheme, as well as the ongoing benefit that generating their own electricity brings.
There is less noise around solar PV, with many thinking that without the FIT, the numbers simply don’t add up for investment. Whilst for many this is true, rather than there being a payment for generating electricity, those who are using the electricity they generate from solar PV are still likely to see favourable savings on their electricity bill.
If your business uses a lot of energy during daylight hours, particularly in summer, and you are looking to make savings and reduce your energy costs then now could be the time to start thinking about installing solar panels again.
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A solar installation is best suited on a large, south facing roof or in open ground, which is why it works so well with the agricultural industry. Panels are either pre-constructed encapsulated aluminium and glass or, in some cases, might take the form of roof tiles or semi-transparent PV glazing units. Solar panels do not need direct sunlight to work, they can still generate some electricity on a cloudy day. Solar water heating is also worth considering if your farm business uses a lot of hot water (e.g. dairy washdown, food processing). You can find out more about Solar energy by reading our handy Solar guide here.
Will solar energy suit your business?
It is worth checking if solar panels would be a suitable renewable energy installation for your business. This is where we can help by testing the feasibility of your projects to help you avoid costly mistakes and work out if it is a worthwhile investment.
If you would like to talk to us about whether it would be a worthwhile investment for your business give the team a call on 024 7669 6512.