Solar Energy Solutions
CleanEarth have installed hundreds of solar panel projects across the UK, including rooftop systems and large scale, ground mounted solar farms.
Our in-house teams, including a dedicated team of solar panel installers, manage every step of the solar energy process to ensure the project is planned and installed with focus and consistency. We understand that business continuity is essential for our customers so our experts work with speed and accuracy. Our rooftop solar PV installation at Westpoint Exeter, a conference centre in Devon, was completed over a 7 day period between events to avoid any disruption or interruption to ongoing business.
Our team is happy to assess the feasibility for solar PV at your site so please contact us.
BENEFITS OF SOLAR ENERGY
Solar energy provides significant financial benefits to CleanEarth customers whether they invest themselves or we install a free system.
CleanEarth install free solar PV systems for businesses who prefer to allocate their CAPEX elsewhere or can’t invest. Our customers save money on their electricity by buying it from us – typically saving 50%-60% on unit energy costs.
Customers who decide to invest themselves benefit from tariff income for generating renewable energy, free electricity which they produce and use on site and selling any unused power back to the grid:
- The Feed in Tariff (FiT) – the 20 year subsidy you get paid by Ofgem for every kWh produced
- The export tariff – you get paid for every kWh generated by your system which is not used on site and exported to the grid
- Reduced electricity bills – The electricity produced by your system is FREE for you to use on site
CleanEarth commercial customers are achieving an internal rate of return (IRR) of between 16-23% on their solar panel installations. Equally important for many of our customers is the improvement to their green credentials – adding value to their brand and an important message to their trading partners.
Once installed, solar PV systems are relatively low maintenance, due to the British weather we rarely find regular cleaning necessary.
CleanEarth offers an Operations & Maintenance service which allows us to remotely monitor your solar panels 24/7. This enables our technicians to adjust parameters for maximum performance. If any component is under performing we take action swiftly, eliminating any risk of lengthy and costly down time.
For more information on solar power please visit our FAQs.
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What is solar power?
Solar panels are made up of solar cells, like the ones you see on calculators, called photovoltaic (PV) cells. The cells convert sunlight directly into electricity. Groups of cells connected electrically are packaged into a frame known as a solar panel, which can then be grouped into larger solar arrays.
PV cells also all have one or more electric fields which force electrons, freed by the light absorption, to flow in a certain direction. This flow of electrons is a current, and by placing metal contacts on the top and bottom of the PV cell, we can draw that current off for external use. This current, together with the cell’s voltage (which is a result of its built-in electric field or fields), defines the power (wattage) that the solar cell can produce.
For further information about Solar PV and the benefits visit our FAQs pages