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Making Solar Power Accessible for Your Business: From Funding to Installation

In today’s era of heightened environmental awareness and rising energy costs, Solar Power systems are a crucial component of energy management strategies. At Renewable Energy Solutions (RES), we believe solar power is not just for the environmentally conscious elite; it’s an accessible, impactful step towards a renewable future for every business, especially those with high energy consumption.

The Benefits of Solar Power

Solar power is inherently self-sustaining, reducing reliance on the traditional grid. Solar power systems go beyond mere electricity generation; they provide a tangible opportunity to sustainably produce energy and reduce operational costs. By integrating solar energy solutions, businesses can decrease their dependence on conventional energy sources and actively participate in the broader energy transition.

Simplifying Solar Technology Implementation

Despite common misconceptions about its complexity, implementing solar technology is more straightforward than often perceived. With the potential to offset costs within 3-5 years, the long-term benefits of solar energy far outweigh any initial challenges. Here are key reasons why embracing solar energy makes sense for your business:

Solar Power Funding Options

At RES, we recognise that financing can pose a significant barrier for many businesses looking to adopt solar technology. We are committed to assisting you in navigating various financing options such as loans, hire purchase agreements, and power purchase agreements (PPAs), ensuring that the transition to solar is financially feasible.

  • Power Purchase Agreement (PPAs)

    With a PPA, you don’t own the system outright initially. Instead, you gradually pay for it over time through your energy bills, typically spanning 10-25 years. Upon completion, ownership transfers to you without further financial obligations. Although you forfeit the ability to secure an export tariff, the reduced energy costs and eventual ownership often outweigh this limitation.

  • Hire Purchase Agreement

    This option allows businesses to invest in Solar PV without upfront capital expenditure. You can spread the cost over a period of time, making regular payments similar to a loan. Once all payments are completed, ownership transfers to you. This method allows businesses to benefit from reduced energy costs immediately while spreading the financial impact over several years.

  • Outright Purchase

    For those seeking simplicity and autonomy, purchasing the system outright offers full control over its use. Within 3-5 years, you'll begin to see returns on your investment, with average savings of £800-£1100 per 1000 kWh generated. Larger systems offer even greater cost-effectiveness in the long term.

RES is dedicated to helping you find the best financing solution for a smooth and cost-effective transition to solar energy. Our team are here to guide you through the options and help you choose the one that best fits your business needs.

The Solar Power Installation Process

Our process begins by collecting essential details about your energy usage and site specifics to ensure a perfectly tailored solution. We analyse your energy trends and consumption to design a customised, budget-friendly solar solution. Our team carefully reviews these designs to ensure maximum efficiency and presents them with transparent information to help you make an informed decision. Once approved, we manage the entire installation process, ensuring a smooth transition to solar energy from the initial consultation to the final installation.

Navigating Government Regulations and Compliance

High-energy users, such as manufacturers, face significant government pressure to reduce energy consumption and enhance efficiency. Solar power can help organisations achieve their net-zero goals by enhancing energy efficiency and significantly reducing greenhouse gas emissions. We stay abreast of government regulations and compliance requirements, such as the Energy Saving Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) and Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting (SECR).


  • ESOS promotes energy efficiency through the identification and implementation of cost-effective energy-saving measures.
  • SECR mandates large UK companies to report annually on their energy usage, greenhouse gas emissions, and energy efficiency measures, fostering transparency and accountability.

Not sure if these apply to your business operations? Our team can help you find out.

Our commitment to accessibility extends throughout the installation phase. We prioritise making the transition to solar power as effortless and straightforward as possible, from the initial consultation to the final installation. If you’re interested in learning more about how Solar power could benefit your business, please contact our renewables specialists today!

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