Commercial and Industrial Solar Panel Installations for your Business

Moving to green energy generated by solar panel installations for your commercial business has huge potential savings you can make on energy bills; and all by putting your unused roof space to good use.

Solar panels for commercial purposes can save your business money on their energy bills while presenting opportunities to sell surplus power back to the national grid and giving your business financial stability in the ever chaotic energy market. At Low Energy Services, we are a leading commercial solar panel installer covering Scotland and the North of England. We have worked with commercial businesses big and small ranging from office building solar panel installs to multi site systems for well known fast food chains.

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Solar Income

Make money on the surplus energy you don’t need.

Financial Stability

With turbulent energy prices in the market, take control of your businesses energy future with reliable solar panel installations.

Low Risk

Commercial Solar PV installations are a safe investment for businesses looking to invest for the future.

Low Carbon Footprint

By switching to solar panel installs, your business can significantly reduce their carbon footprint and increase your companies sustainable credentials.

How Much Do Commercial Solar Panel Installations Cost?

There is no easy answer when it comes to how much solar panels cost to install. Size is the most important factor because the more energy you can generate from your solar panels, the quicker they will be paid off and the faster you can start becoming self reliant on producing your own electricity rather than relying on the national grid.

The more solar panels you can have, the more you can save on your electricity. But obviously, the more panels you have fitted, the higher the initial installation of solar panels cost will be.

Beyond quantity, type of solar panels is also very important. Polycrystalline solar panels are the more affordable option but monocrystalline are more efficient at converting solar energy whilst also looking more attractive thanks to their black background.

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Do I need planning permission for solar panels?

The demand for commercial solar panel installations this year has surpassed everyone’s predictions and that demand does not look like it is going to slow down. Yet for many, there are lots of questions that needed answered about solar panels including – do you need planning permission to install a solar panel?

Solar panels are subject to normal building regulations including of course, 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. Planning can be a complicated route however but our solar panel installers can advise you on how best to proceed with permission applications.

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Solar PV Power Purchase Agreements

Take advantage of green energy immediately with a Solar Power Purchase Agreement so that you don’t have to invest in the initial cost of purchasing or fitting solar pv systems. Instead, you can commit, through a PPA, to buying discounted electricity directly from us and the solar panels we install at your commercial property at an agreed upon rate for a fixed length of time. And we take care of the rest.

What is a PPA?

A PPA (Power Purchase Agreement) is a financial agreement which allows companies like yours to purchase solar energy generated electricity from companies like us with NO UPFRONT COSTS.

This allows you to take advantage of the many benefits of solar energy without having to invest in the initial purchasing and installation costs. It also means that you do not have to worry about the maintenance of the solar panel system as we take care of that as well.

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Do you have questions about Commercial Solar Panel Installations?

Power your business with the energy of the sun!

Solar Photovoltaic (PV) modules harness energy from the sun and generate this into electricity for use in and around your building. Contrary to what you may think, Solar Panels do not require direct sunlight to generate electricity but rather they depend on daylight to produce electricity. This means that a solar panel system can provide energy all year around, even on a cloudy day in Scotland. Solar Panels produce energy on site which can significantly reduce your businesses reliance on the national grid and fluctuating energy prices. By installing solar panels, your businesses can benefit from a healthier for the environment rather than 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.

How Solar Panels Work

Electricity Generation

Daylight hits the solar panels photovoltaic system and converts this into electricity.


The inverter converts the solar panels electricity from direct current to alternating current for use in your building.


Renewable energy is used during the day and at night when the sun has gone down, electricity can then be imported as normal using power from the national grid – unless you also have a battery storage system installed.

Grid Connection

Connection to the electricity network allows any excess power generated by the solar panels to be fed back to the grid. Good for business. Good for the environment.

The benefits of Solar Energy

Converting the freely available solar rays from the sun into clean electricity and heat has many advantages.  Here are just some of the benefits related to using solar energy as a renewable energy source for your home or business.

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Reducing your impact on the environment

Starting with the green aspect. Solar energy has the least negative impacts on the environment in comparison to other forms of energy generation. Solar energy does not produce greenhouse gases or pollute our water supply. It does not create noise pollution and requires little in the way of maintenance compared to other green energy solutions.

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It works everywhere

You may think that because you live in Scotland, the idea of having solar panels is laughable.  But with the latest in solar panel technology, as long as there is sunshine, solar energy can be captured and used. Scotland has anywhere between 1000 and 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.

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Reducing energy bills

When you take advantage of solar panels, you take advantage of the cost savings that come with it.  Generating your own electricity means that you will rely less on ‘the grid’. This will translate into savings on your energy bill and if you sell unused electricity back to the grid, it can become a source of income. And the more energy you can capture from solar panels, the less you need from your supplier and the more you can sell.

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Peak times of sun matching electricity peaks

Electricity is in demand the most between 11:00 am and 4:00 pm.  And this is also when you can take the most advantage of the sun.  Electricity generated from solar panels during these times can lower the cost of the electricity you need to purchase from the national grid.

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