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.