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What are the benefits of installing solar panels for my business?

Solar can greatly reduce your energy bills by the generation of renewable energy as well as reducing its carbon footprint. Your business can also boast energy independence whilst boosting the brand image. Find Out More

How do solar panels work for businesses?

Using photovoltaic cells (PV) to turn sunlight into electricity. When this sunlight makes contact with the cells, a current called ‘direct’ or (DC) electricity is generated, which is then turned into an alternating current (AC) electricity. The AC electricity is used to power your business and it’s needs.

What size solar panel system does my business need?

The size of solar panels required varies from business to business. A few factors should be considered such as your energy usage, roof space available, and your budget. IEG will assess your businesses requirements to provide the right solar system for you.

What is the return on investment (ROI) for installing solar panels?

ROI for solar panels can come down to different factors like the cost of a system and energy savings. Averagely, 3 to 7 years is the typical amount of time it takes to recoup on investment.

What maintenance is required for solar panels?

 Normally, minimal maintenance is required. Periodic cleaning to remove any dirt and debris from the system that could impact efficiency recommended. It may also be a good idea to consistently check for scratches and cracks in the panels.

Can solar panels be installed on any type of commercial property?

Solar panels can be installed in many types of commercial businesses, including rooftops and even on the ground. Some factors can impact the installation and these could be roof condition, shading, and local regulations.

What happens to solar energy production during cloudy days or at night?

Cloudy days can affect the amount of generated electricity but can still generate some power. Battery storage is the perfect answer to this; businesses can rely on stored generated electricity, especially great for companies that operate at night.

How does a battery storage system benefit my business?

A battery storage system can offer your business many benefits which include, cost savings during peak times, backup power in the event of outages, improved energy efficiency, and the potential for revenue generation through selling stored energy back to the grid.

What size battery storage system does my business need?

The size of the system depends on different factors like the energy consumption of your operation, the desired level of backup power, available installation space, and your budget. IEG can help determine the size required for your specific needs.

How long can a battery storage system power my business during an outage?

This can all depend on the size of the battery, your business power needs, and the rate of energy consumption in the event of an outage. On average, businesses can rely on backup power for a few hours or even a few days depending on the size and configuration.

What maintenance is required for a battery storage system?

Maintenance for battery storage is minimal. Regular inspections, testing, and the occasional cleaning is required to ensure that the system is working to it’s full potential. Software updates and monitoring are vital for system optimisation and early detection of any issues.

Can a battery storage system be integrated with existing renewable energy sources like solar panels?

Battery storage systems can be seamlessly used with renewable energy sources like solar panels. The storing of excess energy which can be generated during periods of high sunlight, businesses can make the most of the pairing by reducing dependency on the grid.

How long does it take to install a battery storage system for my business?

This can vary depending on system size, complexity, site preparations, and permissions from local authorities. Small to medium sized installations can be finished within a few a weeks to a couple of months, while larger installations could take longer.

How does a battery storage system impact my energy bills?

The impacts on your energy bills will improve in various ways, by reducing peak time demands and the potential for earning revenue through selling back to the grid. This can improve your savings and increased financial planning. 

Why should my business install EV charging points?

Installation of EV charging points can offer several benefits to your business. This can include attracting environmentally friendly customers, improving your corporate social responsibility, increasing foot traffic, implementing employee satisfaction and potential revenue from charging fees.

What types of EV charging points are available for businesses?

There is a variety of EV charging points that are perfect for businesses. These include Level 1 (120 volts), Level 2 (240 volts), and DC fast chargers. The most common chargers for business are Level 2 thanks to their rapid charging times.

How do I choose the right EV charging points for my business?

The right choice depends on factors such as expected demand, available installation space, your budget, charging speed requirements, and compatibility with EV models frequenting your location.

How many EV charging points does my business need?

The number of EV charging points needed for your business can come down to factors like the size of your parking space, anticipated demand, local EV rates, and customer or employee needs.

Can businesses offer EV charging for free, or should they charge a fee?

With your EV charging points, you will have the option to offer free parking for customers and employees OR charge a fee to cover the electricity costs and generate revenue. Ultimately, these decisions come down to your business objectives.

Can businesses integrate EV charging points with renewable energy sources?

EV chargers can easily be integrated into a pre-existing renewable energy system. Pairing with solar panels is a excellent way of enhancing sustainability and reduce carbon emissions that are associated with transportation.

Will I still get an electricity bill after installing solar panels?

If you’re not entirely disconnected from the grid and rely on battery storage, you’ll still receive an electricity bill, despite having solar panels.

It is important to note that your energy bills will depend on the energy generated by your panels and your consumption. Additionally, your utility might impose fixed charges that solar power can’t eliminate.

Can I sell my excess energy?

You can sell energy produced by solar panels back to the national grid. This is known as the smart export guarantee tariff. 

Do solar panels require permits or approvals for installation?

Typically, permits and approvals from local authorities are required for the installation of solar panels.

How long do solar panels last?

Solar panels are designed to last for over 25 years. As mentioned, periodic maintenance and proper installation can help further the lifespan of your solar panels.

Can I get quotes online?

Our trusted installers would need to visit your premises to see exactly what’s involved before they can price up the job. That way you can be assured that you are getting the best price.

 

Who should I contact for more information?

For more information contact us on 03330 501 110 or email contact@ieg.energy and we will be happy to answer any of your questions.

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Our team are ready to speak to you about your business’ green energy needs. If you’d like to get in touch, you can contact us on the details below, or complete our contact form.

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Commercial Solar Panels

We have access to a range of solar panel systems, meaning we’re fully equipped to help you find the perfect solution for your business. 

Solar Batteries

When the sun goes down, a battery storage unit will keep your business up and running, ensuring your independence from the grid.

Trained and Experienced Installers

Our national installer network is fully accredited and assessed. We have a wealth of experience, so you can be confident that your install will go without a hitch.

Simple, Flexible Finance Solutions

Low monthly payments that are structured to meet your needs. Our finance solutions ensure your system works both operationally and commercially.