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Find the right solar PV solution for your business...

If solar panels on your house can power your home life, why not let solar panels on your business power your working life too?

If you have a business premises that uses electricity, solar power is the perfect choice. Large commercial buildings, such as factories and warehouses, are usually where the full benefit of solar can be realised. Roof sizes are generally much larger, allowing for a greater array of solar panels to be installed.

More panels = More power = More Money!

Energy costs can be crippling to a number of businesses which rely on high volumes of energy to power their production. Machinery used throughout the day demand high levels of power. Solar panels can produce and provide this power directly into your business to supplement and, in some cases, eradicate your reliance on power from the grid. The more solar energy you use, the less conventional energy you need to buy.

Financing Solar For Commercial Applications

If you are considering installing solar panels on your business premises, understandably one of the key considerations is the up-front costs. There are a range of financing options which can make going solar a reality for commercial premises; as well as environmental reasons. Here we explain some of the financing options...

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Free Solar

Recycle Solar have access to various funding organisations. This method of funding benefits you if you want to purchase power at a much cheaper rate but don’t want to use your own Capital Expenditure (Cap Ex) to fund the project up-front.

Our funders will pay for the installation of solar on your building or land, in return they will take the Feed in tariff (FiT) and the export payment from the grid, then provide you with electricity, at a much reduced rate, for a guaranteed period of twenty years on a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA).

After twenty years, the ownership of the system transfers to you, and at this point you will receive the full benefit of FREE solar PV electricity for the remaining lifespan of the solar PV system. 

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Self Funded

If you can fund the installation yourself, you are in a great position to be able to own 100% of the FIT and any export payments from the grid. Its a great investment for your company as you benefit from cheap power during the day and a payment for any surplus power you are creating.

If you choose to fund the project yourself Recycle Solar can help all along the way, from putting you in touch with installers to providing the panels and parts. There is a certain amount of administration to take care of, especially when the size of the project becomes larger, such as applications to councils and the District Network Operators (DNOs) our experts can manage all this on your behalf. 

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Fully Financed

It may be that you want to fund the project yourself, but don’t have the Cap Ex available. If this is the case and you need to look for finance we can help. You can either use your own bank or building society to apply for finance or we can put you in contact with financiers who specialise in this type of arrangement.

This way of financing the project means you can retain all of the FIT and Export Payments, which in turn can be used to pay off the finance agreement. 

Whichever way you want to finance your solar project, Recycle Solar can guide and support you every step of the way...

Equity Share

This can be achieved by combining the free solar option and the self funded option, you pay part of the installation costs using your own Cap Ex and our funders picks up the rest. An agreement is made calculated on the level of the investment made by each party. 


Isle of Wight Solar Panel Collection

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Recycle Solar was travelling overseas to the Isle of Wight last week.

Collection of unwanted inverters from Eco-cute

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A little while ago Glyn Cooper at Ecocute called us with a problem!

Kent solar farm on migrating bird’s flight path

04 April 2017

Recycle Solar were on the road to Kent this week for a damaged solar panel pickup.

Collection from South Wales for Conergy

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Solar PV collection in North Yorkshire

21 March 2017

Recycle Solar was called to a UK solar farm last week who required their damaged panels to be removed from site.

Empower Energy use Recycle Solar Technologies to collect their unwanted solar Inverters

16 March 2017

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Damaged Solar PV panels collected from Bolsover Moor Solar Farm

15 March 2017

Recycle Solar have collected a number of damaged solar PV panels from a solar farm which has recently been developed in Bolsover Moor Quarry in Derbyshire.

Recycle Solar Technologies working together with Oxfordshire County Councils Trading Standards Service

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In a recent case Oxford Trading Standards were successful in prosecuting a rogue solar panel installation company operating in the Oxford area.

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