Solar Power Purchase Agreements

Transition to renewable energy with a solar power purchase agreement. Fully funded solar panels with no upfront costs, including comprehensive and ongoing maintenance.

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What is a Solar Power Purchase Agreement?

Boost your profits and go green instantly with zero upfront costs. A Solar Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) is a 25-year arrangement in which we completely fund and install a solar PV system at your commercial base. In return, you only pay for the solar energy you consume at a discounted rate.

Our solar power purchase agreement model allows businesses to benefit from sustainable and affordable solar power without worrying about any initial capital expenses.

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How Does a Solar PPA Work?

Power Purchase Agreements offered by Shawton Energy provide an advantageous route for commercial entities seeking to harness solar energy.

A solar PPA is a long-term arrangement, typically lasting 25 years.

One of the standout benefits of such an agreement with Shawton Energy is eliminating initial costs. Instead of burdening you with upfront expenditures, we fund and manage 100% of the solar PV system’s installation and setup free of charge.

During this 25-year period, Shawton Energy retains ownership of the system. This means we are fully committed to the system’s operation and maintenance, ensuring it runs optimally and efficiently without any hassles or concerns on your end.

Once the solar PPA duration concludes, the ownership is automatically passed to the building owner. This transfer enables the building owner to continue reaping the benefits of the solar PV system for its remaining life, which is an estimated 10 to 15 years beyond the PPA contract. This long-term vision and commitment underscore the sheer value and advantages a PPA brings to commercial stakeholders.

So, to recap:

Duration – The agreement spans a generous 25 years.

No Initial Costs or Fees – Shawton Energy undertakes all the work without any upfront costs.

Ownership – Throughout the PPA period, Shawton Energy remains the owner and ensures the operation & maintenance of the solar PV system.

Post-Agreement Guarantee – After the PPA contract, ownership of the PV system is transferred to the client, who will enjoy the system’s benefits for its remaining lifespan, approximately 10 to 15 years post the PPA contract.

Why Choose a Solar Purchase Agreement With Shawton Energy For Your Business?

As a leading provider of renewable energy solutions, we’re proud to collaborate with businesses from diverse sectors, assisting them in achieving their carbon reduction goals.

By choosing a solar PPA with Shawton Energy, businesses can benefit from:

Specialist Commercial Solar Panel Providers – expertise lies in implementing extensive commercial solar panel systems for various enterprises.

Zero Upfront Costs – Dive into the world of solar energy without initial expenses.

Ongoing Maintenance Included – Businesses don’t have to worry about the upkeep of the solar panels, as we will ensure they remain in excellent condition.

Pay as You Consume – Businesses only pay for the solar energy they consume.

Long-Term Investment – Once the 25-year plan wraps up, the PV system is yours, free of charge. Businesses can expect another 10 to 15 productive years from the system.

Fully Insured – we’ll ensure that your new PPA system is fully insured at no extra cost.

Scalable & Flexible PPA Solutions – As your business grows and energy demands change, there’s potential for the system to be scaled to meet these demands. Our flexible PPAs are designed to cater to these future requirements.

Fixed Energy Rates – Wave goodbye to volatile and unpredictable energy costs. With our solar power purchase agreement, businesses can become less reliant on the grid, securing a discounted energy rate and reducing overall energy bills by up to 30%.

Total Protection Against Energy Grid Failures – Utilising solar energy systems can provide your business with an additional layer of protection against power outages, ensuring continuity of operations no matter what.

A Stronger Business Reputation – Opting for our solar PPA service can elevate a business’s reputation among stakeholders, customers, and the broader community, showcasing its commitment to environmental sustainability.

Reduce Your Carbon Footprint – By transitioning to solar energy, businesses can significantly reduce carbon emissions, aligning with sustainability goals and potentially fulfilling corporate social responsibility (CSR) commitments.

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A Long-Term Investment for Businesses

Recent data has highlighted a notable trend in the energy sector – the average yearly escalation in electricity tariffs for industries is currently at 5.04%. This rise in energy costs poses a significant challenge for businesses striving to manage their operational expenses effectively.

At Shawton Energy, we understand the criticality of sustainable and cost-effective energy solutions for the industrial sector. Our tailored solar PPA solutions are designed to address this challenge head-on.

By comparing the potential cost implications of continuing with conventional energy sources versus transitioning to our solar PPA, the advantages become clear. By choosing our solar PPA, businesses can immediately start saving from day one.

An illustration of a graph showing the cumulative costs and potential savings of either doing nothing or installing solar panels through a solar power purchase agreement.

*This data is taken from the previous 15 years and using the relevant findings from the Office for National Statistics

Choosing Our Solar PPA Vs Buying Solar Panels Outright

Still on the fence? See below for a direct comparison of the key benefits when opting for a Solar PPA vs. purchasing solar panels outright.

Power Purchase Agreement

vs buying outright

  • Upfront Capital Required
  • 25 Year Warranty
  • Fully Maintained at No Cost
  • Fast Return on Investment
  • Immediate Ownership

Buying Outright

vs Power Purchase Agreement

  • Upfront Capital Required
  • 25 Year Warranty
  • Fully Maintained at No Cost
  • Fast Return on Investment
  • Immediate Ownership

Solar PPA Transparent Billing and Reporting

We believe in clear communication. As part of our commitment to transparency, we provide monthly invoices and comprehensive energy usage reports to ensure our clients have complete visibility over usage.

Our advanced monitoring systems can provide real-time insights into energy consumption, generation, and system performance. This data can be invaluable for businesses keen on tracking their energy metrics and efficiency.

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Invest in a Solar PPA With Shawton Energy Today

Whether you’re looking to get one step closer to obtaining a B Corp certification, showcase a commitment to sustainable practices, reduce your carbon footprint or lock in energy prices at a rate that’s right for your business – we can help.

Choosing a solar power purchase agreement with Shawton Energy is not just choosing solar power. It’s selecting a sustainable future for your business, free of surprising costs and with the assurance of quality service.

Contact our team today to find the best Solar PPA solution tailored to your business.

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Shawton Energy Solar PPA FAQs

Typically, how many years will my solar PPA contract be?

25 years; however, we do provide buy-out options for years 10, 15 & 20 upon request.

How Will Entering a Power Purchase Agreement (solar PPA) Impact Our Company’s Reliance on Our Existing Energy Supplier?

Shawton Energy will become a secondary energy supplier to the client. They will still have a mains energy supplier, albeit at a reduced volume, because they will utilise solar as a primary energy source.

Will my PPA (kWh) Unit Price Increase?

Our PPA price is fixed and only increases in line with the Retail Price Index.

How Frequently Will We Receive an Invoice?

We review your performance data monthly. All information will, therefore, be shared with you via a monthly invoice.

What Will Happen After the PPA Contract Expires?

After the agreed term has expired the rights and title will be passed onto yourselves. Effectively, you can now enjoy the PV power produced at zero cost!

What Is the Difference Between a Solar PPA and a Solar Lease?

A PPA allows you to purchase the electricity a solar system generates at a predetermined rate, often lower than traditional energy rates. This means you benefit from predictable costs and potential savings.

On the other hand, with a solar lease, you pay to ‘rent’ the solar equipment, irrespective of how much energy it produces. Essentially, a PPA offers greater potential for savings and cost predictability.

Are Solar Carports and EV Charging Systems Included In a PPA?

Yes! We can integrate these into any solar PPA proposal. However, including them would increase the project’s capital expenditure, and consequently, the PPA rate would adjust accordingly.

Is Shawton Energy OLEV-Approved for EV Charging Station Installations?

Shawton Energy collaborates with select installation partners, and they’re all NIC-EIC, MCS, and OZEV-approved contractors.

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