Businesses can avoid blackouts with solar panels

Article posted

4th Dec 2023

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3-6 min read


Mollie Pinnington

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As the cold weather is starting to put a strain on the national grid again, the threat of backouts for many energy consumers rises once again.  These outages can be costly, causing lost productivity and a drop in an organisations sales, which nobody wants especially at such a crucial point in the year.

One of the most common causes of power outages is simply an imbalance between supply and demand. When demand for electricity exceeds supply, the grid can become overloaded and fail. This can happen when demand for energy rises mainly due to people needed to heat their offices and homes in the cold weather. When the temperature drops but the grid cannot often meet the higher spike in demand.

Solar panels can help businesses avoid power outages by providing a clean, renewable source of electricity. When businesses generate their own electricity, they are less reliant on the grid and are therefore less vulnerable to outages. Additionally, solar panels can help businesses reduce their carbon footprint and improve their sustainability credentials.


Benefits of solar panels for businesses


  • Reduced reliance on the grid: Solar panels can help businesses generate their own electricity, making them less reliant on the grid and less vulnerable to power outages.
  • Lower energy costs: Solar panels can help businesses save money on their energy bills.
  • Improved sustainability: Solar panels can help businesses reduce their carbon footprint and improve their sustainability credentials.
  • Increased energy independence: Solar panels can help businesses become more energy independent and less reliant on fossil fuels.


Other advantages of Solar for businesses


  • Increased property value: Solar panels can increase the value of a commercial property.
  • Enhanced public image: Solar panels can help businesses enhance their public image and attract customers who are looking to support sustainable businesses.
  • Tax breaks and incentives: There are a number of tax breaks and incentives available for businesses that install solar panels.


Free solar

Along with all of these benefits, if you were to get solar panels with us you could get them completely free with our Power Purchase Agreement (PPA).

PPA basically means we will install and maintain your solar panels for you, completely free of charge. All you have to pay for is the energy used from the solar panels, which would be at a much lower cost than your current electricity contract.

With the purchase agreement you will also be gifted the solar PV system at the end of your contract, with the option to buy it at any given point.


How to get started with solar panels


  • Assess your needs: The first step is to assess your business's energy needs. This will help you determine the size and type of solar panel system that is right for you.
  • See if you are eligible for free solar here.
  • You can also assess how much your business could save with a solar calculator. Get started with this here.


Solar panels are a sound investment for businesses that are looking to reduce their reliance on the grid, lower their energy costs, and improve their sustainability credentials. By installing solar panels, businesses can help to protect themselves from power outages and ensure that they have a reliable source of electricity for years to come.

If you're ready to improve your energy efficiency whilst driving down energy bills then why not get in touch? With our carbon management plans we will give your business everything it needs to reduce consumption and maximise on savings. . Request a free quote now and start reducing your carbon footprint and energy bills today.