Industrial Solar Panels
Industrial buildings offer straightforward roof spaces which are ideal for solar panels. Businesses can significantly reduce their overheads by generating their own electricity from solar energy. Mypower excels at installing high yielding quality solar panels which have won awards for their design and efficiency.
Are industrial solar panels the solution?
Logistics, manufacturing, storage and construction sectors with industrial units of all sizes can benefit from solar power. Our customers range from businesses with just 5 employees to those with 250+. The largest part of a business’s energy usage is during daylight hours and this is when solar energy is produced. Using the solar energy generated from the roof of your building is how you can significantly reduce or nearly eliminate your electricity spend. High energy users benefit the most but even those with standard energy use still see substantial savings.
We serve a range of businesses, take Stewart Golf, a leading manufacturer of golf trolleys, have over 50% of their annual electricity needs met by their solar PV system, at a rate of nearly 70% less than they were paying from the grid.
Leeways Packaging Services, a family owned company that offers thermoformed packaging solutions, consumes approximately 2.4 Million Units of electricity per annum, are now meeting nearly 20% of that requirement with their own clean energy source producing electricity at over 70% less than they were paying for a unit of electricity from the grid.
Electricity at a third of your normal price
Traditional electricity purchased from the grid is now priced at around 15p per unit. When you install solar panels, we use independent software to very accurately predict the amount of energy your solar panels will produce over 25 years. Solar PV now delivers solar energy at the cost of around 5p per unit including estimated Operating and Maintenance costs - this is over 60% less than grid supplied. What’s more this is a fixed price which means your business will never be exposed to energy price hikes again, making financial forecasting much simpler.
Significant savings despite the removal of subsidies
Even with the removal of the government solar subsidy (FiT), Mypower customers are still seeing substantial savings on their electricity costs.
In 2015, Walsh Mushrooms, a leading supplier of Mushrooms to UK supermarkets commissioned Mypower to install a 426.81kW system. Below we take a look at the solar production figures and savings seen if the same system was installed in 2020...
426.81kW system installed by Mypower
362,473kWh of electricity produced per annum
92 tonnes - CO2 emissions avoided per annum
£49,376 - Projected first year income and savings assuming 95% of electricity is used on site
20.6% - Projected first year return on capital invested, before capital allowance benefits
4.7 years - System payback before finance, tax and capital allowance benefits
£2 million - Total projected income and savings over 25 years after indexation
4.4 p/kWh - Equivalent forward purchase price of 8.35M units of electricity over 25 years
Not only can industrial solar panels cut costs significantly but they can significantly reduce your business’s carbon footprint. Coveya Ltd, a leading conveyor manufacturer, have a 250kW solar PV system installed by Mypower. Their solar panels will help them avoide 75 tonnes of CO2 annually to signifcantly reduce thier carbon footprint and help the company reduce its affect on the ongoing climate crisis. As well as environmental gains, Coveya will save in excess of £880,000 on electricity costs over the next 25 years.
Highly reliable, little maintenance
Good quality industrial solar panels offer the best value for money and most are warranted to last at least 25 years and will still produce over 85% of the electricity they are producing today in 25 years’ time. The actual lifetime of solar panels is estimated to be much longer at around 40 years. Their uncomplicated design means little maintenance is required and not a lot can go wrong with them. To keep your solar panels generating output at their maximum they should be cleaned annually.
Proud members of the Cold Chain Federation
With constant energy needs 24 hours, 7 days a week, 365 days a year and typically increased demand in the summer months, cold stores and solar PV go hand in hand.
Take a look at some of our customers with cold stores...
Securing your future
With the national grid already employing energy saving strategies, energy security will become a top priority for UK businesses in the next few years. Solar energy offers companies the ability to forward buy the energy at a fixed rate. Now is the time to get ahead of the game and your competition, contact Mypower for advice and we’ll be happy to discuss the potential of solar power for your business.
Please contact us on 01242 620894 or visit our contact page.
“Making any new investment into technology that is an unknown to you takes a lot of research, meeting numerous suppliers and getting a consensus of target results to be achieved. After my detailed research I always felt a roll out to a bigger system was likely. I engaged with an engineer to help me with the final selection. Ben Harrison of Mypower worked hard to gain the order, planned and installed the system with a very high degree of professionalism. We are very happy with the results to date."
Alan Walsh, Chairman, Walsh Mushrooms