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Why Choose Fixx For Commercial Solar?

We provide commercial solar panels to a range of businesses looking to switch to renewable energy to power their business. A commercial solar installation with Fixx will always be priced competitively, so why not find out how our York-based business can help you go green with solar today?

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How Installing Solar Panels At Your Business Can Help You.

A new solar panel system for your business could be exactly what you need to make your business a resounding success. Commercial solar panels will offer you a reduced carbon footprint, significantly lower electricity bills, and a solar PV system that relies solely on renewable energy to power your business, improving your green credentials and brand reputation.

The point is, the move to solar is here and it’s happening now. Already hundreds of thousands of domestic and non-domestic buildings have made the switch, and you could follow in the steps of those business owners before you that already have installed commercial solar panels to powering their business towards a greener tomorrow today.

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How Much Do Commercial Solar Panels Cost?

A new commercial solar panel system won’t be cheap. It’s no secret that the cost of commercial solar panels are high, because it involves multiple high performance panels, hardware and wiring, solar inverters, and more likely than not, solar batteries. All of this makes purchasing commercial solar panels expensive. On average, you should expect to pay around £1000 per kW, although this will vary depending on the solar panel system you choose to install.

Self-funding a commercial solar PV installation is the route most businesses take, but you can also look into a power purchase agreement, commercial solar panel leasing arrangements, and other funding options.

There are currently no government grants relating specifically to commercial premises, but if you’re looking into business solar panels, we can discuss how you might be able to afford it.

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13:48 08 Aug 23
Extremely impressed with Fixx and everyone there that I dealt with. They discussed all the requirements for a new under sink water heater for my flat to supply the kitchen sink and bathroom sink in the next room, as well as connections for a dishwasher and washing machinke. They provided a quote very quickly and the whole thing was installed just a few days later. Very neat setup, all ready for the kitchen fitter to complete the worktop and hook up the taps to the sink (see photos). I would 100% use Fixx again – I’m a very satisfied customer.
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11:31 03 Jul 23
Very pleased with Fixx services, from start to finish. Craig kindly arranged for my Baxi Duo Tec boiler to be repaired asap and the engineer (Louis) arrived on time, was professional and polite, talked me through what he found and how he fixed it. Highly recommend! Thank you Fixx.
Tony RenaudTony Renaud
19:50 30 Jun 23
We had an Ideal Logic 2 Combi boiler fitted on 29/06/23 with Fixx.Craig the Engineer arrived bright and early after a call to say he would be there in 30 minutes.He was very efficient and finished by mid afternoon before running through all the wireless thermostat details before leaving. Found the company extremely helpful with any questions I asked, great company to do business with and would recommend highly.
Simon RichardsSimon Richards
19:47 18 Jun 23
The two gentlemen from Fixx did a fabulous job removing my Boiler Mate 2000 and replacing it with an unvented cylinder. Everything at each stage was explained to me and they worked extremely hard to achieve a fantastic result. I won’t hesitate to contact them in the future if and when I need a new boiler and would 100% recommend Fixx to anyone.
Steven Palmer-JonesSteven Palmer-Jones
13:40 09 May 23
Had a leak start in the kitchen ceiling, they came out that afternoon and found the culprit and had it fixed in no time, thanks Darren!
Talia BlackTalia Black
11:56 09 May 23
Edit: Since my previous review, representatives from the company have reached out to explain what had happened and rectified the situation where they could. We are happy with the level of customer service and how our problem had been resolved.please be careful instructing these to do any investigative works with the view to do remedial works afterwards. was impossible to get a quote, the communication was appalling and it was a waste of time and money.

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How Much Can My Business Save By Going Solar?

With energy costs so high, businesses are struggling to make ends meet more than ever. And whilst it might seem counterintuitive to spend money to save money, when you install commercial solar panels you can see significant savings on energy bills, which will eventually cover the full cost of the system and then some. Not only is a commercial solar panel installation a smart move for the environment, it’s a smart move for your business too.

Solar electricity is free electricity – so you’ll no longer rely on electricity from the National Grid, which means you’ll no longer have electricity bills to pay (provided your commercial solar panels actually cover your full energy consumption requirements). Since most businesses operate between 9am and 5pm, you’re in the perfect sweet spot for using the electricity your solar system is generating, as it’s generating it. Your savings mean you could pay back your commercial solar PV system in less than 12 years through energy cost savings alone.

Solar Panels For Business FAQ's

Are solar panels worth it for a business?

Solar panels are worth it for almost every business.

Even if your installation doesn’t cover all of your business electricity consumption, you’ll still be paying for less energy each month, since your commercial solar panels will be providing you with free electricity from the sun, at least in part.

Of course, the more of your energy consumption you can cover with solar the better, because then you won’t need to rely on the National Grid for any of your electricity needs, resulting in even more savings and a quicker payback time.1

What are the benefits of installing commercial solar panels?

Commercial solar panels bring a range of benefits to you as a business, including:

  • Increased commercial property valuation
  • Rely less on energy from the National Grid
  • Increased energy security
  • Lower carbon emissions
  • Smaller carbon footprint
  • Decreased energy bills
  • Better reputation as a green brand

All of these will benefit your business when you opt for a commercial solar panel installation with Fixx.

What size business can have solar panels?

Any business can have installed solar panels at their premises, provided they have the space to accommodate them.

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) will naturally have a smaller system than larger businesses, but really there’s no business too large or too small – every business will benefit from solar energy.

If you have a desire to significantly reduce energy costs, then it doesn’t matter how large or small your business is, a commercial solar panel system will help you.

What size solar system does my business need?

What size commercial solar PV system you need will be based mostly on how much energy you use at your business.

Commercial buildings obviously use more energy than non-commercial, so commercial installations will need to harness more solar power than residential installations.

You’ll also need to determine how much of that energy you would like to be supplied by your solar panels vs through traditional means. If you want 100% of your energy consumption to be covered by your solar installation, then you’ll need a larger setup in place.

Our experts can help determine your commercial solar system size and cost during our free, no-obligation quote process.

Are free solar panels available for businesses?

No, there aren’t currently any grants or schemes in place in the UK that will allow you to install solar panels for free.

Do I have the appropriate roof space for business solar panels?

Most commercial installations will involve roof mounted solar panels, so having the right roof space is key.

For reference, an average medium-sized business in the UK will use around 37,000 kWh of electricity per year, and a commercial installation of this size will require around 140 solar panels.

Since most solar panels take up around 2 square metres, the average medium business in the UK will need around 280 square metres of roof space.

Of course, your solar system may need more or less space depending on your requirements, but it’s important to be aware that a large roof space is usually necessary for businesses.

In places where roof mounted solar panels aren’t viable, a ground mounted array may be possible, but again, you’ll need lots of free space around your property.

Our experts will be able to help you determine if you have the right sort of space for installing commercial solar panels.

Which type of solar panel is best for business use?

When it comes to your solar PV system, you’ll usually choose between two different solar panel options: polycrystalline vs monocrystalline solar panels.

Polycrystalline panels have lower efficiencies than their monocrystalline counterparts, usually averaging around 13-16%. Because of this, a commercial solar array using polycrystalline solar panels will require more panels and more roof space as a result. However, they are considerably cheaper, and even with more panels, a system made from polycrystalline panels will still be cheaper.

Monocrystalline panels are much more efficient, at around 20% on average. That means less panels are needed to achieve the same results, and it can be a great option for those businesses that are short on space. Because of their more advanced technology, however, they are much more expensive than polycrystalline solar panels, so may not always be the best option.

We can help identify the best solar panels for your business needs when you work with us.

Do you need planning permission for solar panels for businesses?

The answer here is, it depends. If your commercial solar panels are to be part of a system that is 50kW or more, then yes, you will require planning permission from your local authority.

If it is less than this, then it will typically be considered permitted development and you won’t need to seek planning permission.

However, even if you don’t have to seek permission, you will still be bound by certain requirements:

  • Commercial panels must not affect the building or area’s overall appearance
  • If panels are being installed on a flat roof, then it must not rise 1m above the highest point of the roof (not including chimneys)
  • Solar panels on commercial roofs must not protrude more than 200mm and must be installed 1m away from the edge of the roof
  • In designated areas solar panels must not face any highway to preserve the overall look of the area

You also cannot install solar panels without permission in a World Heritage Site, near Ancient Monuments, or on Listed Buildings.

Other rules and regulations may apply in your local area, so if you’re unsure, simply check with your local planning authority or council.

Do I need battery storage with my commercial solar installation?

A solar battery isn’t an essential part of any solar system, and many businesses get by without them.

Solar batteries are most useful when you’re NOT using the energy the solar panels produce at the time they produce them, which most businesses will be able to do during their usual 9-5 operation.

Where a solar battery will become especially useful is if your business has non-standard operating hours.

For warehouses that do shift work, for example, you’ll need electricity 24/7. Since solar panels need daylight to operate, they won’t produce anything during the night, meaning those on the night shift would have to rely on electricity from the Grid, which would be an additional cost for your business.

In theory, though, if you were able to install an array capable of managing your daytime hours whilst also charging batteries which could be used when the sun goes down, then you could have a solar system capable of managing all your energy demands. 

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