Commercial Solar Panel Installations: What Are The benefits?

January 10, 2023

Solar power is the future of energy, and businesses can benefit from investing in it.

At this point we’re all aware that renewable energy sources, such as solar and wind, are significantly more sustainable and environmentally friendly than the more traditionally used fossil fuels. By installing solar panels, a typical business reduces their carbon emissions by 50 tonnes every single year. However, the benefits of investing in solar power don't stop at just helping our planet — it can also help your bottom line. If you're thinking about how to save money on your utility bills, there's no better way than by installing solar panels on your roof or at one of your locations.

Government Grants 

When you invest in solar panels for your business, there are a number of benefits that you can expect. First off, the financial support from the government is huge. There are grants available for businesses who want to install solar panels or EV chargers, and these grants make it much easier for your business to afford them. This helps make it possible for more businesses to make the switch than ever before. DW Energy can put you in contact with one of our partners who can advise you if you business is eligible to claim a grant against your installation. 

Reduced Costs 

In addition to this financial support, there are also savings associated with having solar panels installed on your property. These savings include: 

  • Reduced energy costs
  • Lower maintenance costs on traditional power sources 
  • Lower insurance rates if they're installed correctly. 

Each year your business can save up to 60% on your energy bills, and they only take a couple hours to install.

Benefits Your Green Credentials and CSR

Solar panels can also help your business feel closer with their community by reducing pollution levels in their area — which can prevent environmental lawsuits against you! Not only do they significantly benefit the environment, but having solar panels fitted is a highly visible display that your company is committed to becoming more green. In a recent study carried out by Forbes, it was found that 88% of consumers want the businesses they purchase from to be more environmentally conscious and would even shop somewhere else if they didn’t feel a company was doing their part for the environment. 

Alongside the environmental aspects of CSR, installing solar panels also supports the wider economy. Money invested in solar energy creates three times more jobs both nationally and globally than money invested in fossil fuels. Although this won’t directly affect your business in the short term, it is more proof of CSR visibility and in the long run, a good economy supports sales! 

If your business is ready to go solar, then get in touch. Our team can walk you through the process and work with you to decide the best option for your business requirements. Give us a call on 01273 466700 or email the team:

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