With the cost of electricity rising by the day, and the energy regulator forecasting a further 60% increase by 2020, more and more businesses and commercial enterprises are making the switch to solar power. And it’s easy to see why.
Here are 8 reasons to invest in a solar PV system from UK Solar Direct…
1. Reduce Your Electricity Bill
To begin with, there’s the obvious benefit of significantly reducing your energy bills. Once installed, solar panels generate completely free electricity, and with many businesses employing hundreds and even thousands of staff, each with a computer on their desk, plus printers, photocopiers, telephones and other technology to boot, the savings can be absolutely huge!
2. Get Paid For The Electricity You Produce
Any business that installs a MCS approved solar PV system can become a member of the Government’s Feed-In Tariff scheme, which will pay them 21p per kWp for every single unit of electricity that they produce, even if they use it themselves. And what’s more, the payments you receive will be exempt from VAT and price increases (RPI).
3. Sell Your Surplus Electricity Back To The Grid
If your business doesn’t make use of all the energy its solar panels produce, then it won’t go to waste! In fact, you can actually sell this surplus electricity back to the National Grid and make a profit – on a completely free source of electricity.
4. Maximise Your Profits
The fact is, most companies are only occupied during the daytime, when the sun is shining. This means that the electricity being produced can be funnelled straight back into the business each day. The fact that no energy is being used later on at night means that a surplus will build up very quickly, especially during the summer months. This can lead to bigger profits when selling this surplus back to the Grid, and may eliminate a company’s electricity costs altogether. (more…)Continue reading