Renewables industry launches business guide to investing in solar PV power on commercial buildings

Solar power for business
Solar power for business

The Renewable Energy Association – the largest trade body for the industry in the UK – has launched a new guide to help commercial building owners and tenants looking to reduce their carbon footprint and gain control over their on-going energy costs.

The guide was written by REA members with legal, financial and technical expertise in commercial rooftop solar, and has been published jointly with the BRE National Solar Centre.

Gaynor Hartnell, Advisor to the REA said: “There is enough commercial roof area in the UK to generate around half of our electricity needs and this guide tells landlords and tenants all they need to know about having solar PV installed.

“It comes with a downloadable financial model to help develop the business case. The guide details two routes building owners and occupiers can go down – investing in the solar panels themselves, or having a third party finance the panels and entering into an agreement to buy the electricity generated. 

“With solar PV, companies can have more control of their energy supplies, manage their costs and cut down on their carbon emissions.”

The Solar PV on Commercial Buildings guide for owners and developers can be found on the REA website, here.

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