With the issue of global warming continually making the headlines, many leading firms are keen to ensure that their environmental ethics are equal to their enterprise. Despite the fact that the UK’s uptake remains relatively low, the global trend for investing in Commercial PV is definitely on the increase.
Why Commercial PV makes good commercial sense
From the smallest start-ups, to the biggest global corporations, energy is everything. Technology is moving at an ever more rapid rate, and in order to keep up with the times, offices are pretty much plugged-in 24/7. Electricity is the single most costly overhead to businesses, so finding a way around this predicament is a top priority. As the price of PV panels continues to drop, installing Commercial PV has become a savvy, long-term investment. Add to this the fact that solar offers continued energy price stability and you can see why more and more firms are eager to capitalise on creating a sustainable future.
Case Study 1: Ikea
When you think of Ikea, what initially comes to mind? We’re betting that it’s probably something akin to a furniture store with the tastiest meatballs in town. All very true, granted, but did you also know that this Swedish furniture giant has solar panels installed on over 79% of their stores in 16 states of the USA? This impressive statistic is further enhanced by the fact that Ikea not only invests in solar for its premises, it also stocks the panels themselves in its stores. A company that practices what it preaches? Now that’s what we like to hear!
Case Study 2: Sainsburys
This global giant has well and truly earned its sustainability credentials. Not only does it boast innovative schemes like turning food waste into electricity, it also has over 40MW of energy installed on its stores nationwide. No mean feat, when you consider the fact that the UK is only just starting to embrace such eco initiatives with open arms. What’s more, this pledge to go green is not just some ‘move of the moment’ PR stunt; the facts speak for themselves. Sainsbury’s is now the largest multi-roof solar panel operator in Europe, and has its finger firmly on the pulse in regards to environmental developments, having committed to implementing their 20 by 20 sustainability plan wholeheartedly.
Case Study 3: Jaguar Land Rover
Another company driving the change for sustainability is Jaguar Land Rover. In 2014, this smart-thinking company installed the UK’s largest rooftop solar panel array at its new state-of-the-art Engine Manufacturing Centre at i54 South Staffordshire. In practice, this equates to over 21,000 panels with an output of 5.8MW, generating more than 30% of the facility’s overall energy demands. To put this in perspective, this is the energy equivalent of powering over 1600 homes. Staggering statistics for sure, and ones that seem to give the green light for other companies to follow suit.
The Power of PV
If you need any further convincing of the power of PV, then you’ve come to the right place! As the industry specialists in bringing cost-effective, sustainable solutions to companies nationwide, we pride ourselves on providing a bespoke solar installation service for you and your business. Invest in Commercial PV and experience not just the obvious energy-saving benefits, but also:
– Failproof financial incentives: The Feed-in-Tariff Scheme means that you can recoup initial outlay after a matter of years, as well as getting paid back for any extra energy that you generate, surplus to your business’s requirements.
– A positive boost for marketing: Showing that you care about your company’s carbon output and are investing in your enterprise for the long-term is an attractive proposition for customers, who, in turn, are much more likely to invest in you and your services.
– Commercial PV: solar technology you can rely on: Commercial PV systems require minimal maintenance, and are extremely reliable. With warranties of over 25 years, your peace of mind is ensured for both now and years to come.