Commercial Solar Panel Installer Edinburgh

Commercial Solar Installer covering Edinburgh

We provide solar installation for businesses across Edinburgh and provide everything from solar installs for standalone businesses, historic building installs (such as Churches) and large scale industrial warehouses and industrial estate buildings.

The volatile nature of the energy market has put many businesses on edge in recent years and for many, there seems little they can do about it.  But 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.

 

Solar Panel Installations

While the process for installing solar panels is quite simple, in a city like Edinburgh with so many listed buildings, it is easy for businesses to dismiss the opportunity of having solar panels installed on the assumption that they would not be allowed to.

Solar panels are subject to normal building regulations whether fitted for business, domestic or commercial use. This includes checking whether your existing roof can support the extra loads of a solar panel installation. At Low Energy Services, we can carry this out for you as part of our initial site survey.

Beyond the existing building regulations, there are other things to consider including:

  • The new solar panel system should be installed so that it minimises its external appearance on the building.
  • The solar panel installation can not be higher than the building itself (this excludes any chimneys). The solar panel system cannot protrude more than 0.2 metres from the plane of the roof slope.
  • Planning permission may be required when you are intending of installing solar panels on a flat roof. This is because, due to the nature of the install, flat roofing solar panels need to be angled and therefore protrude beyond the 0.2 metres normally allowed.
  • Listed buildings commonly used for office use require consent and planning permission for solar panels to be fitted.

If your property is in a conservation zone, it may be difficult to gain permission for a solar panel installation though not impossible. We have installed solar panels for listed buildings and those in conservation areas in the past. Planning can be a complicated route but our solar panel installers can advise you on how best to proceed with permission applications.

Solar Panels for businesses in Edinburgh

Solar Panels produce energy on site which can significantly reduce your businesses reliance on the national grid and the volatile and fluctuating energy prices that businesses in Edinburgh have seen so much of in recent years. By installing solar panels, your businesses can contribute to pushing the country towards net zero and relying on electricity produced using fossil fuels. And as this is self-generated it will lead to a decrease in your business energy costs too.

You may think that because your business is based on the East Coast of Scotland that solar panels won’t work. But with the latest in solar panel technology, as long as there is daylight, solar energy can be captured and used. Edinburgh has 1000 to 1500 hours of sunshine per year depending on where you are.  And those are all hours that can be used to generate energy collected from the sun.

Understanding the process

As a commercial solar panel installer, we try to keep the process of having solar panels and battery storage systems installed as simple as possible.

No two Edinburgh buildings are the same just like no two solar panel install jobs are the same.  But to try and ‘streamline’ explaining the process for a business to go from relying 100% on the national grid to benefiting from clean, green solar energy that will substantially reduce their energy bills, we have put together this diagram to highlight the various different stages of commercial solar panel installation.

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The next step

It starts with an Initial Conversation

Like with so many business decisions, hiring a solar panel installer in Edinburgh and finding our the costs involved to install solar panels for your business all starts with a conversation. At Low Energy Services, we speak directly to you in order to best understand what your business is looking for in green energy solutions.  We have worked with a wide number of businesses across Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dunfermline, Stirling, Aberdeen and Perth who have solar panels, battery storage systems and EV charging installed so that they can maximise their green energy savings.

If you are considering having solar panels fitted for your business then the first step you need to make is to get in touch.  We can talk you through the process, what is involved, timelines and potential cost savings for your business. Whether you want to call us or email us is entirely up to you.  We work across the country so are happy to meet on site to assess your needs.  Simply click the button below to get the ball rolling.

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