A key question for business owners considering the installation of solar panels on their premises is how long it will take to see a return on their investment (the point when solar panels start to make a profit). The Feed-in Tarrifs scheme (FITs) allows most business owners to make money from the electricity that they generate (whether it is exported or used).
Calculating potential earnings from commercial solar panels is dependant on numerous factors; the pitch and angle of the roof, the type of solar panels, the weather, shading caused by trees or buildings, and the FITs payment payment rates at the time of the install.
Solar panel Feed-in Tarrifs scheme for business premises
On April 1st 2012 the government made a slight change to the feed-in tariffs policy stating that businesses have to reach a D grade energy performance certificate (EPC) to qualify for the full tariff. Depending on how your business premises are used you will need either a Non-relevant EPC (mainly sheds used for storage with no working environment) or a Commercial EPC (usually for commercial businesses with a working environment, such as offices or garden centres). Maden Eco can advise you on which EPC would be relevant during a free site visit.
You can view the latest Feed-In Tariff payment rates for business premises (PDF) to get an idea of how much you could earn from installing PV solar panels on your business.
How much can I make from solar PV installed on my business?
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