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Business Energy Efficiency Programme (BEEP)

What is the Business Energy Efficiency Programme?

The Business Energy Efficiency Programme (BEEP) is a partnership between Worcestershire Councils, Herefordshire Council, Telford & Wrekin Council, Shropshire Chamber of Commerce, Herefordshire & Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce and Shropshire Council. Together they support eligible business to become more environmentally friendly and save money on energy costs.

Who is eligible for a grant?

Small and medium sized businesses with fewer than 250 employees are eligible for the grant. Company turnover must be less than €50m, or a balance sheet total of less than € 43m. Your company must operate from a business premises and pay business rates and an electricity / gas tariff, plus spend at least £2,000-£4,000 per year on energy.

A variety of projects could be eligible for a grant, including solar PV. The Combined Authorities have an allocated grant pot which will be awarded on a first come, first serve basis. Your company could be awarded a grant of up to £20,000 to pay for 40% of the cost of your project.

How does the grant application process work?

Mypower are award winning installers of commercial solar PV systems of 50kW and above and we help businesses reduce their impact on the environment, while also reducing their costs. 

A grant will reduce costs further and, although it is a straightforward process, we always support our customers through the application. The first stage is a free and independent carbon survey and report.


How could a grant help your company?

A grant from the BEEP project could help you:

  • Save an annual average 19 tonnes of carbon emissions.
  • Reduce energy bills 
  • Produce electricity at 3.5p per unit versus 15p per unit from the grid
  • Improve your green credentials.
  • Access low carbon technologies.
  • Actively support energy efficiency goods and services.


Example of the benefits of solar PV, based on a 100kW system:

Solar PV benefits without grant

Solar PV benefits with 40% grant


Produce electricity at 4-5p per unit, versus 15p per unit from the grid


A payback in 5-7 years


Typical ROI of over 15%


19 Tonnes of CO2 avoided pa


Produce electricity at 3.25-3.5p per unit, versus 15p per unit from the grid


A payback in under 4 years


Typical ROI of 25-30%


19 Tonnes of CO2 avoided pa



For more details on the benefits of solar PV and the grant application process,
please contact us, call us on 01242 620894, or take a look at our commercial page.

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