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Solar PV systems for business customers

• How much can I save?
Fitting a Solar PV system to your business will reduce your electricity bills and provide a generous index linked cash back for the next 25 years.
For business customers the income from a Solar PV system is treated as taxable income. The cash back payments are linked to the Retail Prices Index RPI so they will increase with inflation. For most business customers the business uses all the electricity produced which provides a substantial saving on your energy bill. The electricity savings are linked to the price of electricity so as electricity prices increase so do your savings.

A typical 30kWp Solar PV system costing about £35,000 should over 20 years provide energy savings and Feed in Tariff payments worth about £150,000. The purchase of the system can be offset against profits and the vat reclaimed.

• Where next?
The solar panels can be located facing West, South or East. As most of the electricity is produced between mid morning and late afternoon the panels need to be generally shade free during this part of the day. Panels can be fitted on roofs, free standing frames, walls and pretty much anywhere that’s sunny. Even in a less than ideal location a Solar PV system can easily provide a substantial amount of energy saving you money on your electricity bill and allowing you to benefit from the clean energy cash back. A system installed in an ideal location generally pays for itself in about 5 years.

South West Free Energy offer a free energy assessment where we can consider all the options and provide you with an estimate of the energy saved and clean energy cash. Call us to arrange a free energy assessment and see how much you can save.


• Building Regulations
South West Free Energy are approved for electrical works and the installation of Solar PV system in domestic premises by the National Association of Professional Inspectors and Testers. We are able to self certify electrical works to the Local Authority Building Control as the business owner, Simon Herbert, is registered under the Competent Person Scheme. He is a Chartered Electrical Engineer with over 30 years experience in electrical building services.


• Microgeneration Certification Scheme.
South West Free Energy are MCS approved installers of solar PV systems. This means we only install MCS approved products and install to a strict standard. Only systems installed by MCS approved installers qualify for the clean energy cash back scheme.
Clean energy cash back or Feed in Tariff.
The clean energy cash back or Feed-in Tariffs (FITs) as it is sometimes known became available in all areas of the UK except Northern Ireland in April 2010.
Solar PV systems for homes
Fitting a Solar PV system to your home will reduce your electricity bills and provide a generous tax free income for the next 25 years.
Installations
South West Free Energy offer Solar PV systems to both domestic and business customers in the Devon, serving Plymouth, Exeter and surrounding areas
Solar PV systems for business
For business customers the income from a Solar PV system is treated as taxable income
About South West Free Energy
South West Free Energy offer Solar PV systems to both domestic and business customers in the South West
Not to be confused
Not to be confused with Solar Thermal panels which produce hot water Electric Solar Panels or Solar Photo-Voltaic (PV) panels as they should be called generate electricity when exposed to sunlight.
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