Is Commercial Solar PV Worth The Investment?

For any commercial property owner, it is vitally important that there are considerations in place for the overall carbon footprint of the building. This is especially true if you are running a business from the commercial property as you will want to make sure that you are operating in a sustainable way. In many cases, one of the most effective changes that you can make to achieve this is to install commercial solar panels – but is solar PV worth the investment? We look at some of the details below and offer advice on how we can help.

How Much Do They Cost?

When you are considering if commercial solar PV is worth the investment for your business, it doesn’t hurt to understand how much they are going to cost you. The truth is that this cost entirely depends on the kind of installation you’ll need. However, we can suggest that you should expect to pay around £600-£1000 per KW.

Additionally, the cost can change depending on what your property/roof looks like or the ground in cases of ground mounts. So, before deciding if it is worth the investment, you should get an estimate to understand the relevant costings and expected generation of free energy. CMS Surveyors can help you with this.

Reduce Carbon Emissions

Arguably one of the biggest advantages of investing in solar panels is that you can use them to reduce your carbon emissions. As we mentioned above, this should be a priority for any business, especially given the state of the planet right now. When you have solar panels installed, you can benefit from the peace of mind that your business is operating in a sustainable way and ensure that your overall carbon footprint is reduced.

Potential Savings Over Time

Another thing to consider when you are figuring out if solar panels are worth the investment or not is the potential savings that you will benefit from over time. Firstly, you’ll be generating electricity for free with solar panels which will help you save on your energy bills each month.

Additionally, there are pay as you save and PPA options that you can benefit from. As long as you have the right kind of installation for your property, you can easily reduce grid dependency over time and save money.

An Investment That Lasts

If you are looking at solar panels as a potential investment, it doesn’t hurt to know that they can last for around 25 to 30 years. Sometimes, a large investment will only benefit your company in the short-term but with this kind of investment, you can expect to reap the benefits for many years to come.

Even if you decide to move locations in the future, the value of the property that you go on to sell will be increased with the investment of solar. While you might need to make the investment again in another location, you’ll know that it will be worth it by then.

Contact CMS Surveyors

At CMS Surveyors, we offer a wide range of commercial solar PV that can benefit your organisation. We can investigate your requirements and offer a quote that is affordable without compromising on quality. If you are considering this large investment in 2021, don’t hesitate to get in touch. Our team will be happy to answer any questions that you may have.