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're a farmer, food producer, logistics company or farm shop, your energy requirements will be high, making your business ideal for solar PV and the energy savings it creates. The size of the PV system you require will depend on a number of factors, including your energy use and roof tile space. The most efficient way to use solar energy is to match the daytime generation from the solar panels installed to the electricity demand within the building. This results in your business needing to import less energy from the grid, which costs three times as much as solar.
Currently businesses are expected to pay 13-15 pence per unit for grid supplied energy and experts have predicted that these prices will rise by 33% in the next 5 years! If you’ve been shocked by your electricity renewal price, there is an alternative.
Why commercial solar power?
With commercial solar panels installed on the roof of your business premises, you can reduce your carbon footprint while significantly decreasing your energy costs. In fact, 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 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 costs13-15 pence per unit. Compare this to solar PV electricity, where the equivalent price is 4-5p per unit, and you'll see there are huge savings to be achieved.
Energy usage across your Somerset business
If your business has high energy usage, PV panels will benefit you greatly. The more green energy you generate and use daily, the higher your savings. Businesses of any size can make significant savings by using PV solar panels, however.
Award-winning solar panel installers
Mypower have been supplying solar panels for Somerset businesses 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 to solar panel installation, providing a full turnkey package that includes design, installation, monitoring and maintenance.
Sheppy's Cider and farm shop
Sheppy’s Cider is a well-known (and very delicious!) award-winning cider brand. Based in Taunton, Somerset, Sheppy's have been producing cider from their homegrown apples for six generations and 200 years. Back in 2015, we installed a 39kw system on their production building, designed to generate 39,402 units of energy per annum for use in the building and farm shop.
Onsite sourcing of electricity from solar PV brought the unit cost down by around two thirds, to 5p per kWh. Farm shops, garden centres and businesses with refrigeration are perfect businesses for solar as they are high energy users six or even seven days a week, with the highest demand from early spring to late autumn when solar production is at its highest.
In 2021 Sheppy's system has paid for itself with the savings made by not having to purchase approximately 39,000kWh of electricity from the grid at the current rate of 15p per 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 their solar installation in 2015, Sheppy’s have avoided 102 tonnes of CO2 emissions, lowering their carbon footprint and reducing their environmental impact.
"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."
Peter Alvis, Lye Cross Farm