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Commercial Solar Power Services

By installing solar panels on your business premises, a typical site can be expected to save over 22 tonnes of CO2 a year. This a great way for your business to reduce its scope two emissions, helping you to achieve the sustainability targets your business may be implementing.

What are solar panels?

Solar panels are used to convert sunlight into energy using photovoltaic panels which converts solar rays into energy in the form of electricity. This energy can then be used in your business, sold back to the grid or stored in a battery, to be used at times of higher demand or when there is less sunlight.

About our solar power service

At Flame Energy, we’ll work with approved suppliers to offer solar panels for business sites of 50 kWh and above, making it perfect for roof tops of commercial buildings or ground mounted solar PV.

Furthermore, it’s important for us to make sure that they are disposed of in an appropriate way, with the best possible end-of-life route. For this, we assist in the removal of old solar panels, if required, ensuring that they are sent to an accredited company, diverting them from landfill.

Why choose our business solar panels?

Solar panels are not just a way to reduce your carbon footprint, they are a cost-effective alternative too. With the current prices of electricity, it could be more cost effective for you to have a battery and store the electricity they generate.

By doing this, you can minimise the currently increasing prices as much as possible by storing excess electricity generated. By decreasing your reliance on the grid, you will be less affected by large price fluctuations and stabilise your electricity bills. Indeed, return on investment is a lot quicker given current market conditions.

Our team of experts can also help you set up export meters. This will help you sell the excess electricity you generate to the grid if you do not have battery storage.

Discover more about our commercial solar panels

Whether you’re looking to generate energy for your business, thinking about solar battery storage, or need advice on which commercial solar panel to choose, contact our experts today to find out more about renewable energy for your business.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How long do solar panels last?

Most have a life expectancy of around 25 years. 

Are solar panels worth it for a business?

Yes – with the current price of energy it is a safe investment with a fast payback period of around 5 – 15 years.

How do solar panels work for business?

They will reduce the amount of electricity you need to buy from the grid by producing electricity from solar rays.  This means that you can generate your own electricity. 

What are the best solar panels for commercial use?

The average panel will produce between 250 and 400 watts per hour. The panels we can supply are 445w.

Can I put solar panels on my commercial building?

No, you cannot put them on a commercial building unless the generation exceeds 1mWh.

Do solar panels increase bills?

No, they will decrease your bills. They work by generating electricity which means you buy less from your supplier.

How long do solar panels take to pay for themselves?

They will normally pay for themselves within 5 – 15 years.  The payback period will depend on the price you were paying for your electricity and how much of your electricity is generated by solar.

How do I terminate my energy contract?

You can write to the energy supplier within the termination window to provide your notice or we can simply do this on your behalf with a letter of authority.

Do solar panels cause roof problems?

They should not cause problems with your roof, as long as they are installed correctly.  Make sure you use a trusted and qualified supplier to install them.

Do solar panels stop electricity bills?

If your energy production is more than use then you won’t pay any unit rate but may still pay a standing charge.  You will likely need to use electricity form the National Grid at some point, especially if you don’t have any energy storage and/or use electricity throughout the night, so it is still best to have an energy contract with a supplier.

Do solar panels work in winter?

Yes, they use sunlight to generate electricity but it will be lower in winter due to shorter days.  They can generate electricity on overcast says but again this will be lower.

Do I need to tell my electricity supplier I have solar panels?

Yes, if they are connected to the National Grid you will have to notify your distribution network operator.


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