Why your business needs free solar

Article posted

20th Nov 2023

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Mollie Pinnington

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Last year when the war between Russia and Ukraine pushed prices sky high many businesses began to struggle with the high cost of energy. At the peak of the energy crisis, electricity peaked at over 70p/kWh which caused energy bills many people were unable to cope with.

Whilst energy prices have decreased this year, we are not completely out of the global energy crisis. The energy market is still extremely volatile. With the war in Israel also currently affecting energy prices it is possible that next year we could see prices start to reach higher levels again due to the strain on the energy market.

With the possibility of prices rising again, your business needs to start thinking about ways that you can reduce your energy costs to ensure your business can continue in the future. Planning for future energy shocks or spikes in the market will protect you from high prices.

One way your business can reduce the impact prices have on you is by utilising renewable technology such as solar panels for your business. Solar panels allow you to generate your own electricity meaning you don’t need to rely on the grid or high energy prices.

Recently at Resolve Net Zero, we have been trying to make it as easy as possible for our customers to switch to solar. That is why we offer our eligible customers a free rooftop solar PV system.


What is free solar?

We know the term “free solar” might ring alarm bells to many people or seem too good to be true but it's not. We offer a solar power purchase agreement (PPA) which allows you to get solar panels installed on your business for free.  You then buy the energy your solar panels make to power your business.

With this agreement the price will you pay for electricity from the solar will be a lot lower than it would be if you were paying for electricity from the grid. At the end of the contract, you will then be gifted the solar panel system, along with the option to buy it earlier.

This agreement is not only a good way for your business to save money but also allows your business to become more sustainable and manage your carbon emissions.


How much free solar would have saved your business

Since energy prices rose last year, we have managed to help customers reduce their electricity costs using our free solar.  However, the cost savings could have been tripled if they had been on the PPA scheme at the height of the energy crisis.

For example, if a business signed their energy contract last October, they would have paid around 61p/kWh. With our free solar, they would have saved up to £18,821 on their energy bills from October 2022 to August 2023. See the graph below for a representation of this cost savings.

Prices rising again

As we mentioned before energy prices in the UK are at risk of spiking again. This is due to the conflict currently going on in the Middle East which affects the global wholesale energy market. This along with higher demand throughout winter could leave businesses paying extremely high bills again come next year.


How your business can benefit from free solar

Why not see whether your business qualifies for free solar today by filling in our survey here? With our free solar, your business could benefit from:

  • A free rooftop solar PV system
  • Solar electricity at 20p/kWh
  • No maintenance or operational costs
  • Freedom to buy the system at any point
  • Green credentials


What if I don’t qualify for free solar?

If you don’t qualify for free solar don’t worry you can still, make savings with solar. Use our calculator here to see how much you could save today.

If you would like to benfit from free solar then, sign up before November 30th, and relish the incredible perk of completely FREE electricity until April 1st, 2024. See if your eligible here today.