Solar Panel Installers for Businesses across Scotland & England

From survey and design, through to installation and maintenance, we offer turnkey Solar Panel Installs and Battery Storage Systems.

As well as solar panel installers and battery storage system fitters, we can provide a range of green energy solutions covering everything from energy monitoring, control strategy analysis, building heat leakage analysis, design, supply, installation and maintenance of renewable technologies to general advice on how to make your building as efficient as it can be.

Based in Glasgow and providing energy solutions across Scotland and England, we design and install solar energy capturing and storing systems for businesses who are looking to reap the financial benefits of solar and battery storage solutions to reduce their companies energy bills while reducing their carbon footprint.

What we do

We are experts in the design and installation of solar panels and battery storage systems and have a proven track record for delivering green energy results for businesses looking for bespoke low carbon electricity generating systems. To find out more about how Low Energy Services can benefit you as you move to greener, cheaper technology, please get in touch.

Solar Installations for Business

More businesses than ever before are turning to solar panels as a real way of controlling their companies energy costs.

Having solar panels installed on the roof of your businesses building will allow you to control your energy expenses and even help your business to turn it into a revenue stream.

We install solar panels and battery storage systems for businesses across Scotland and England who want to reduce their reliance on the national grid, lower their energy costs and help reduce their carbon footprint.

The process of solar panels is quite simple.  Solar Photovoltaic (PV) modules harness energy from the sun and generate this into electricity for use in and around your office building. Solar Panels only need daylight to produce electricity, meaning that they can provide energy all year around, even on a cloudy day in the North of Scotland.

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Finance Options

Whatever size your business is, solar power can significantly reduce your companies energy costs while benefiting the environment. We are proud to be able to offer our customers multiple finance options through our financial partnership with Systems Finance so that your business can go green today rather than wait while saving for tomorrow.

Our range of finance options allow you to spread the costs into manageable payments and even have the solar panels installed for free if you sign up for a Solar PPA.

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 All of our solar panel installations come with a 5 year insurance backed warranty

 All of our solar panel installations come with Bird Netting and Monitoring System fitted as standard

 All of our solar panel installations are fitted by our dedicated installation workforce for guaranteed quality.

With thousands of businesses up and down Scotland and England now turning to solar power, now is the right time for your business to consider doing the same thing. Get a bespoke quote from our team to find out how much a solar install for your business will be.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Solar Installs

Yes, solar power can be a beneficial investment for your business, especially if you're seeking to lower your company energy bills. Here's why:

Cost Savings: Implementing solar power can lead to significant long-term cost savings on electricity bills. Once the initial investment is recovered, the energy generated by solar panels is essentially free, reducing operational expenses.

Environmental Benefits: Switching to solar power aligns with sustainability goals, as it reduces reliance on fossil fuels and decreases your carbon footprint. This can enhance your company's reputation and appeal to environmentally conscious customers.

Energy Independence: By generating your own electricity through solar power, your business becomes less dependent on grid-supplied energy, providing greater energy security and stability against fluctuating utility prices.

Long-Term Investment: Solar panels have a long lifespan, typically ranging from 25 to 30 years or more, with minimal maintenance requirements. This makes solar power a reliable and durable investment for your business's energy needs.

Before making a decision, it's essential to conduct a thorough evaluation of your business's energy requirements and available space for solar panel installation. We can help you in determining whether solar power is a good fit for your specific business needs.

The process for installing solar panels for your business typically involves several steps:

Initial Consultation: We schedule an initial consultation with your business and during this meeting, we will assess your business's energy needs, evaluate your property for solar viability, and discuss your goals and budget.

Site Assessment: We will conduct a thorough assessment of your business premises to determine factors such as roof orientation, shading, structural integrity, and available space for solar panel installation. This assessment helps determine the optimal design and placement of the solar panels for maximum energy production.

Design and Proposal: Based on the site assessment and your energy requirements, we will design a customised solar energy system tailored to your business. We will provide you with a detailed proposal outlining the system specifications, projected energy savings, financing options, and installation costs.

Planning Permission and Approvals: Before proceeding with installation, we work with you to obtain the necessary planning permission and approvals from local authorities and utility companies. This process may involve submitting engineering drawings, permit applications, and completing interconnection agreements with the utility company.

Installation: Once the permits are secured, we will begin installing the solar panels and associated equipment, such as inverters and mounting hardware. Installation typically takes several days to over a week depending on the size and complexity of the system.

Inspection and Testing: After installation is complete, the system will undergo inspection to ensure compliance with building codes and safety standards. We conduct thorough testing to verify that the system is functioning correctly and efficiently.

Commissioning and Activation: Once the system passes inspection and testing, it will be commissioned and activated for use. The solar provider will assist you in connecting the system to the grid and configuring any monitoring or maintenance systems.

Monitoring and Maintenance: Regular maintenance, such as cleaning panels and inspecting equipment, is essential to ensure optimal performance and longevity of the system.

Determining the number of solar panels your business will need depends on several factors, including your energy consumption, available roof or ground space for installation, the efficiency of the solar panels, and your budget. Here's a general approach to estimating the number of solar panels:

Energy Consumption Analysis: Start by analysing your business's historical energy consumption data (we can help you with this). This information will help you understand your average daily and monthly energy usage, as well as peak demand periods.

Solar Potential Assessment: Evaluate the solar potential of your business location (we can help you with this as part of a site survey). Factors such as geographic location, roof orientation, tilt angle, shading, and local weather patterns will impact the amount of sunlight your solar panels can capture.

System Sizing Calculation: Once we have your energy consumption data and solar potential assessment, we can calculate the size of the solar energy system needed to meet your business's electricity needs. This involves determining the system's capacity. A rule of thumb is that each kW of solar capacity typically requires around 100 square feet of roof space, though this can vary depending on factors like panel efficiency, manufacturer and local weather patterns.

Panel Efficiency and Output: Consider the efficiency and output of the solar panels you plan to install. Higher efficiency panels can produce more electricity per unit area, allowing you to generate more power with fewer panels. However, higher efficiency panels may also come with a higher initial cost. We will always advise you on the best options for your business.

Budget and Financial Considerations: Your budget and financial goals will also influence the number of solar panels you install. While a larger solar energy system may provide greater energy savings and return on investment over time, it may require a higher upfront investment. We have a variety of financial options that can make the initial investment cost of solar panels much more manageable.

By carefully analysing these factors, we can determine the optimal number of solar panels to meet your business's energy goals efficiently and cost-effectively.

Yes, solar panels do require some maintenance to ensure optimal performance and longevity but not that much. While they are relatively low maintenance compared to many other forms of energy generation, regular upkeep is still necessary to ensure optimal performance. Here are some key maintenance tasks for solar panels:

Regular Cleaning: Solar panels can accumulate dust, dirt, pollen, and other debris over time, which can reduce their efficiency. Periodically cleaning the panels with water and a mild detergent can help remove these contaminants and ensure maximum sunlight absorption.

Inspection for Damage: It's essential to inspect the solar panels regularly for any signs of damage, such as cracks, chips, or delamination. Damaged panels should be repaired or replaced promptly to prevent further deterioration and maintain system efficiency.

Trimming Vegetation: Overhanging branches or nearby vegetation can cast shadows on the solar panels, reducing their energy production. Trim trees and shrubs to minimise shading and ensure unobstructed sunlight exposure to the panels.

Checking for Pest Infestations: We install anti-bird netting on all of our solar panel systems but other pests may nest under or around solar panels, potentially causing damage to the system. Inspect the area around the panels for signs of pest activity and take measures to deter them.

Monitoring System Performance: Keep track of your solar energy system's performance through monitoring software or regular inspections. Look for any abnormalities in energy production or system operation that may indicate underlying issues requiring attention.

Professional Maintenance: While many maintenance tasks can be performed by the business owner or maintenance staff, we always advise that professional maintenance is carried out by our trained team of solar technicians. They can identify and address any issues that may not be apparent to the untrained eye and ensure the system continues to operate efficiently.

By incorporating these maintenance practices into your routine, you can prolong the lifespan of your solar panels and maximise their energy production, ultimately optimising the return on your investment in solar energy for your business.

The time it takes to install solar panels for your business can vary depending on several factors, including the size and complexity of the solar energy system, the availability of equipment and materials, permitting requirements and weather conditions. However, a typical solar panel installation timeline can be outlined as follows:

Site Assessment and Planning: This initial phase involves conducting a site assessment to evaluate your business premises for solar panel installation. It includes assessing factors such as roof condition, orientation, shading, structural integrity, and available space. Planning and design may also occur during this phase to determine the optimal layout and specifications for the solar energy system.

Permitting and Approvals: Obtaining the necessary planning permission and approvals from local authorities and utility companies can take several weeks to months, depending on regulatory requirements. This process involves submitting planning applications, engineering drawings, interconnection agreements, and other documentation.

Installation: The actual installation of solar panels typically takes a few days to a couple of weeks, depending on the size of the system and the complexity of the installation. During this phase, our solr installation crew will mount the solar panels on the roof or ground-mounted racks, install inverters and wiring, and connect the system to the electrical grid.

Inspection and Testing: After installation is complete, the system will undergo inspection to ensure compliance with building codes, safety standards, and interconnection requirements. We will also conduct thorough testing to verify that the system is functioning correctly and efficiently.

Commissioning and Activation: Once the system passes inspection and testing, it will be commissioned and activated for use. This involves connecting the system to the grid and configuring any monitoring or maintenance systems.

The return on investment (ROI) for solar panels can vary based on factors such as location, system size, energy consumption, financing options, and local electricity rates. However, solar panel installations typically offer attractive financial returns over the long term.

While the initial upfront cost may seem significant, the long-term savings and financial returns often make solar panel installations a smart and lucrative investment. We can provide tailored guidance and assistance in evaluating the ROI for your specific business circumstances.

There are several funding options available for businesses looking to finance solar panel installations:

Cash Purchase: Businesses can choose to purchase solar panels outright using cash reserves or available capital. While this option requires a significant upfront investment, it offers the benefit of immediate ownership of the solar energy system and allows businesses to capture all the financial incentives and savings associated with solar energy.

Solar Loans: We offer solar loans specifically designed for businesses looking to finance solar panel installations. These loans typically have competitive interest rates, flexible repayment terms, and may require little to no upfront capital. Your businesses can choose from various loan options, including secured or unsecured loans, equipment financing, or energy efficiency loans.

Leasing: Businesses can lease solar panels from us through a solar lease agreement. In a solar lease, we own and maintain the solar energy system, and your business pays a fixed monthly lease payment for the use of the system. Leasing allows businesses to access solar energy with minimal upfront costs and can provide immediate cost savings on electricity bills.

Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs): Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) allow businesses to purchase solar electricity generated by a solar energy system installed on their premises without owning the system itself. In a PPA, your business agrees to buy the solar electricity at a predetermined rate, typically lower than the utility's retail electricity rate, for a specified contract term. PPAs can provide immediate savings on electricity costs and eliminate the need for upfront capital investment.

By exploring these funding options, businesses can find the right financing solution to support their solar panel installations and transition to clean, renewable energy. It's essential to conduct thorough research, compare financing options, and consult with financial advisors to determine the best approach for your business's specific needs and financial goals.

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How Solar Installations Work (Even in the UK)

Scotland and England may not always bask in perpetual sunshine, but that doesn’t dim the prospects of solar power. Solar panels have become the number one option for businesses looking for a sustainable alternative to traditional energy sources. With advancements in technology and increasing environmental awareness, solar power is illuminating a path towards a greener future even in the UK.

How Solar Panels Work

Solar panels, also known as photovoltaic (PV) panels, harness the sun’s energy and convert it into electricity through the photovoltaic effect. Each solar panel is comprised of numerous solar cells, typically made from silicon, a semiconductor material. When sunlight hits these cells, it excites the electrons within them, generating an electric current. This direct current (DC) is then converted into alternating current (AC) by an inverter, making it compatible with household appliances and the grid.

Even in the UK’s often overcast skies, solar panels can still generate a lot of electricity. While direct sunlight yields optimal results, solar panels can harness diffuse sunlight on cloudy days. Additionally, solar panels don’t require direct sunlight to function; they can still produce electricity on overcast days, albeit at a reduced efficiency. This means that even in regions of Scotland and England with less sunshine, solar panels can still make a significant contribution to energy generation for your business.

Solar Energy across the UK

Contrary to popular belief, the UK receives a considerable amount of sunlight throughout the year. While it may not rival sunnier climates, it’s more than sufficient to make solar power a viable option for businesses considering solar installations. The UK receives an average of 4.21 kWh of sunlight per square meter per day, with variations across regions. This means that even on cloudy days, solar panels can still generate a significant amount of electricity.

Despite the country’s reputation for cloudy weather, solar power continues to gain traction driven by technological advancements. As the world transitions towards cleaner energy sources, solar panels stand as a shining example of sustainability, even amidst the clouds of the British sky. And at Low Energy Services, we can assist you every step of the way with the solar panel installation for your business.

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Where We Cover

From our head office in Glasgow, we provide commercial solar installations for businesses across mainland UK.

From survey and design, through to installation and maintenance, we offer turnkey green energy solutions for domestic homes and businesses across Scotland and England.

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Commercial battery storage solutions from Low Energy Service

Battery Storage Systems

Harness the power of solar energy and optimise your business's electricity usage with commercial battery storage systems. Take charge of when and how you consume energy, reducing reliance on the grid and cutting costs. Battery Storage Systems offer businesses the flexibility to store solar power, utilising it when needed most. By integrating seamlessly with existing solar panel setups, these systems maximise on-site electricity use, minimising reliance on fossil fuel-generated grid power.

Here's how it works:

Link Devices: Solar panels produce energy, which is converted and fed into the distribution board through renewable technology.

Charge the Battery: Excess solar power not immediately needed by the business charges the battery storage system, ensuring energy is available when demand peaks.

Export: Surplus electricity, once the battery is fully charged, can be fed back to the grid, generating revenue for your business.

Utilise the Battery: When demand exceeds solar generation, power is drawn from the battery, ensuring continuous, renewable energy supply.

If y our business has been considering switching to solar and battery storage power, our Solar Installers provide a quality service from survey to installation, ensuring your business benefits from reliable renewable energy solutions. By adopting solar panels and battery storage systems, businesses not only 'go green' but also reduce their energy billss and open up revenue-generating opportunities by selling stored energy back to the grid.

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