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Solar PV Systems for Somerset

Award winning solar panel company Mypower are experts in Solar PV energy solutions, which can help businesses reduce their electricity costs. Mypower make it easy for businesses in Somerset to reduce their electricity costs by 65%. 

Whether you are a farmer, food producer, logistics company or farm shop your energy requirements will be high, making your business ideal for saving a lot of money with Solar PV. The size of PV system you require will depend on a number of factors, including your energy use and your roof tile space. Matching the daytime generation from the solar panels installed to the electricity demand within the building is the most efficient way to use solar energy. This means that the business needs to import less energy from the grid which costs three times as much as solar.

Currently businesses are expected to pay between 13-15 pence per unit and experts have predicted these prices will rise by 33% in the next 5 years! If you’ve been shocked by your next electricity renewal price then there is an alternative.

Why Commercial Solar Power?

With commercial solar panels installed on your Somerset business, you can reduce your carbon footprint as well as significantly decreasing the energy costs for your business. Solar energy systems offer many benefits for businesses across the South West.

Return on Investment (ROI)

Energy prices are set to double over the next 10 years. Commercial solar-generated electricity allows you to effectively forward purchase your energy for the next 25 years, at a fixed price of 4-5p per unit. This means your business will never be exposed to rising energy prices again.

With Solar PV, ROI is 14-18%, considerably more than any UK bank is offering. Therefore, with low interest rates and additional tax benefits, solar energy is viewed as a low risk investment for your Somerset business. 

The average payback is 5-7 years, and your solar investment can be cash flow positive in as little as 2 years.

Average grid-supplied business energy costs between 13-15 pence per unit. Compared to Solar PV electricity, where the equivalent price is 4-5p per unit, you can see there are huge savings to be achieved.

Energy Usage Across Your Somerset Business

If your business has a high energy usage, PV panels would benefit you greatly. The more green energy you’ve generated, and used daily, the higher your savings.

However, it should be noted that businesses of any size can save significant amounts by using PV solar panels.

Award Winning Solar Panel Installers

Mypower have been supplying solar panels for Somerset business since 2010. Over the years, we have built up a credible reputation, with 85% of our business coming from referrals and returning customers. We are proud to take a consultancy approach when it comes to solar panel installation, providing a full turnkey package that includes design, installation, monitoring and maintenance. 

For more information, see our About Us and Awards pages. 

Sheppy's Cider and Farm Shop

Sheppy’s Cider is a well-known (and very delicious we must say!) award winning cider brand. Based in Taunton, Somerset, they have been producing cider from their homegrown apples for 6 generations over the last 200 years. 

Back in 2015 we installed a 39kw system on their production building which will generate 39,402 units of energy produced per annum to use in the building and farm shop. On site sourcing of electricity from your own Solar PV brings the cost per unit down by around 2/3 to 5p per kWh. Farm shops, garden centres and businesses with refrigeration are perfect businesses for solar as they are high energy users 6 or even 7 days a week with the highest demand from early spring to late autumn when solar production is at its highest. 

In 2021 the system will have paid for itself with the savings made by avoiding buying around 39,000kWh of electricity from the grid at their current rate of 15p/unit. This is delivering a Return on Investment (ROI) of 16.3% and annual savings in excess of £4,500.

Sustainability is important for commercial and environmental success and since the solar installation in 2015 Sheppy’s have avoided 102 tonnes of Co2 emissions, lowering their carbon footprint to reduce their environmental impact.

To read the full Sheppy’s Cider case study click here.

For more information and advice on how your business can reduce its electricity costs, please contact us today. 

Peter Alvis, Lye Cross Farm...

"We are very pleased with the PV installation, not only is it perfectly matched to our refrigeration requirement, producing more electricity when we need the most refrigeration, it is also performing above expectation."