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With electricity prices rising steeper and faster than ever, many businesses are keen to take steps today to protect themselves.
Although prices are increasing almost overnight, it can take up to 12 months to correctly develop, design and deliver a commercial-scale solar PV system.
This blog delves into the milestones and timescales involved in developing a solar PV system, and what can be done to speed it up

Solar panel systems are designed to remain in-situ for upwards of 30 years. With this in mind - if the system is going on a roof - it is important to ensure that the chosen building can cope with the additional weight of the solar panels as well as what ever else mother nature can throw at it.

It’s important to note that whilst solar energy generation assets require relatively little maintenance, it is not a ‘fit-and-forget’ technology. Like any piece of complicated equipment it will need regular maintenance

Time is running out - don’t lose your share of the tax breaks for investing in solar power! Did you know that there are a number of tax incentives for businesses investing in green power?

Thanks to the UK’s successful vaccine rollout, there appears to be light at the end of the tunnel. With this in mind, after nearly 18 months hibernation, BeBa Energy are ready to hit the road! We will be exhibiting at the following industry shows – come and say hello!

For many businesses that installed solar panels between 2010 – 2015 it was something of a gamble. Solar was far from a proven technology in the UK, and the cost of the installation was very high. As a result, many businesses did not necessarily realise the full potential of their roof or land as they chose to invest based upon a budget, the ‘FIT bands’ and their appetite for risk.

BeBa Energy are proud to have a dynamic team of individuals. The first in our series of Meet the Team articles introduces our Project Administrator, Megan Fulham.

As the efficiency of solar panels has increased, the interest and economic viability of solar farms is on the rise once again.

In order to understand if solar is still worth it, it’s probably a good idea to give some background and explain why the questions in phrased that way.

Solar Power Portal recently caught up with our very own Sales Director Shaun Beattie, to delve into our early beginnings as a joint venture, using Google Earth to source new opportunities and the "buoyant" UK commercial solar market.

There is a widespread misconception that solar systems are a ‘fit-and-forget’ technology. Whilst it is true that solar PV systems contain no moving parts, they are still made up of many different components that can, on occasion, go wrong.

When considering a solar PV installation, it is important to ensure all local laws, rules and regulations are complied with.

It’s widely accepted that if you want to get the absolute most out of a solar panel it should be south facing to capture the sun as it travels from east to west. But what if your buildings do not face south?

A solar PV system must work in harmony with the local distribution network. Sometimes, this isn’t always possible

If you have made the decision to consider powering your facility via solar panels on your roof/land, the next logical question to ask is – ‘what size should the system be?

Whilst solar PV systems are fairly straight forward in the way that they operate it's important to understand poor installation can cause issues further down the line.

By far the most common question we are asked at the moment is - ‘should we consider energy storage/batteries as part of our project/add it to our existing system?

By funding the system via cash, not only do you own the asset from day one, you will not need to worry about interest costs eating into your return on investment.

Asset finance allows a business to borrow the money for a solar panel installation with the funds secured against the asset that is being purchased – in this example, the solar panels and associated equipment.

As you might expect, the answer to this question is far from straightforward. The cost of a commercial solar array is subject to several important variables, and this article will look at some of them.