Reducing Your Business’s Carbon Footprint

commercial solarIf you operate a commercial enterprise, you’ll know how rising energy prices are impacting on your bottom line. Thankfully, a rise in Government initiatives to curb commercial greenhouse gas emissions is making it more affordable for businesses to reduce their expenses. Commercial Photovoltaic (PV) Solar Panels are one of the best ways to achieve this.

How Does Solar PV Help Me?

On a micro level, rising energy bills are the most obvious reason for businesses to install Solar PV. These price rises are predicted to continue, making it unsustainable for businesses to rely on increasingly scarce fossil fuels. Nationally, the Government has committed to cutting its greenhouse gas emissions by 80% by 2050. Globally, fossil fuels are increasingly energy intensive to source. This is sending carbon emissions and global energy prices skyrocketing.

What if My Business Isn’t Suitable for Solar PV?

Solar PV has been embraced by corporates, small businesses, schools, hospitals, housing associations, and the leisure and agricultural sectors. The list is endless. It also doesn’t matter if your building is new or old. There are numerous financial advantages, across any sector, for installing Solar PV.

What Financial Kickbacks are Available?commercial solar

Installing Solar PV can immediately create energy savings of up to 40% for your business. The government’s commercial Feed-In-Tariff (FIT) scheme also allows you to generate an income stream through a Generation Tariff and an Export Tariff. The Generation Tariff pays you for every kilowatt of energy you generate through Solar PV, and is linked to the RPI. The Export Tariff pays you for every kilowatt of energy you export to the grid.

I Can’t Afford Solar PV

The global impact of carbon emissions on businesses and people is potentially horrendous, and the impact on your businesses future will be the same. The Carbon Trust has arranged Energy Efficiency Financing for UK businesses to cover initial installation of Solar PV. You’ll reduce your carbon emissions immediately, and be able to enjoy the financial benefits of Solar PV.

What Do I Need for Solar PV Installation?

All your business needs is a suitable roof space that faces south, southeast, or southwest. In fact, you don’t even need to install them on the roof, as a suitable outbuilding will suffice. If you’re ready to take a step that will save you money while reducing carbon emissions, an experienced Solar PV installer will be able to help.

For further information on reducing your business’s carbon footprint using Solar PV, contact Icarus Solar Power today.

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