The Power of Solar: Why Your Business Should Install Solar Panels

by | Jun 12, 2023 | Uncategorised

At Shawton Energy, we’re passionate about helping businesses harness the sun’s power to save money, reduce their carbon footprint and boost their sustainability efforts. Solar panels are an effective and eco-friendly solution for businesses of all sizes and are successful for all businesses, no matter what industry they operate in.

Energy Bill Savings

Installing a Solar PV system will significantly reduce your business’s electricity bills by up to 30%. By generating your own clean, renewable energy from the sun, you can offset your reliance on fossil fuels and reduce your monthly utility expenses. With energy bills having risen almost 100% in the last year, this is an area where businesses can take control against increasing costs.

Fully Funded Installation

Businesses can switch effortlessly to low-cost green solar energy without any upfront costs with a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA). We are an official partner of Lazard, a market leader in sustainable investment funds. As a committed sustainable investor, it has an expansive portfolio of over 20 low-carbon energy projects.

Our partnership with Lazard focuses on solar projects through Power Purchase Agreements, an arrangement between Shawton Energy and the client for energy generated on-site by the Solar PV system at a reduced cost for a predetermined period. The price of the power purchased is fixed and will increase annually at the Retail Price Index (RPI) rate.

We install, own and operate the Solar PV system on the rooftop or land of the client’s property for the duration of the PPA, typically 25 years. After the agreed term has expired, the rights and title for the Solar PV system are passed onto the client. Effectively, you can now enjoy the PV power produced at zero cost.


Environmental Sustainability

Installing solar panels can help your business positively impact the environment. Solar energy is clean and doesn’t produce harmful greenhouse gas emissions, unlike traditional energy sources such as coal or natural gas.

By using solar power, your business can reduce its carbon footprint and contribute to the fight against climate change. This will help with the UK government’s plan to be Net Zero on all greenhouse gases by 2050, as a typical solar panel will save over 900kg of CO2 annually, meaning guaranteed carbon reduction compared to grid consumption.

Meet CSR Objectives and Enhance Your Reputation

Not only does utilising solar power help the environment, but it will also help your business meet CSR objectives and enhance your business’s reputation as a socially responsible and environmentally conscious organisation. This can be extremely attractive to environmentally-minded customers, investors and potential employees. Additionally, this can help with increased brand engagement and loyalty.

Shawton Energy helps businesses like yours harness solar power by installing 100% fully funded high-quality Solar PV systems, utilising your existing rooftop space or land. So contact our team today if you’re ready to futureproof your business, reduce energy bills, and demonstrate your commitment to the environment.

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