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Make the Switch to Solar

With electricity prices set to continue rising, companies are increasingly looking at installing solar PV as a great way of reducing energy bills, cutting carbon emissions, and earning an additional income from their roof space.

Atlantic Renewables has installed a large number of commercial solar power systems on roofs for offices, cold stores, industrial units, storage centres, factories and farms around the UK, ranging from just 10kWp up to over 500kWp.

Installing a solar PV system on your business premises allows you to take control of meeting your energy needs.

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Reap the Benefits of Sustainability

A Smarter Energy Future

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  • Save money by cutting your electricity bills and avoiding rising energy prices.

  • Cut your carbon footprint by using renewable energy. Great for your company’s Corporate Identity.

  • The Return on Investment including energy savings and export payments is often 10-17%.

  • Sell excess power to earn an additional income.

  • Additional benefits include reducing cooling costs in the summer on cold stores and helping to stabilise electricity supply.

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Who are Atlantic Renewables?

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Commercial Solar Company

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25 Years Warranty

25 Years Warranty

Built to last, our durable panels are guaranteed for 25 years of performance. With proper care, they can even exceed that, potentially reaching a lifespan of 30 years or more!

5 Years Workmanship

5 Years Workmanship

Safety and quality are paramount at Atlantic Renewables. That's why our expert installation team prioritizes both, and we back it up with a 5-year workmanship warranty.

Installers Since 2011

Installers Since 2011

With over a decade of experience installing high-quality, industrial-grade solar systems for both domestic and commercial customers, trust us to make your solar dreams a reality.

Interactive Video FAQ

Considering solar energy? It's no surprise you have questions! Sifting through technical specifications, deciphering your roof's suitability, and wondering if solar is even feasible can feel overwhelming.

Here at Atlantic Renewables, we want to empower your decision-making. Explore this interactive video FAQ to uncover the answers to all your solar questions.

Dive deep into the benefits of solar power and discover how solar panels can impact your energy independence. At your own pace, gain the knowledge and confidence to make an informed decision about the future of your property.

Reasons to choose Atlantic Renewables...

Over a Decade of Excellence in Solar Power

Bespoke Design Solutions

Our qualified electricians and roofers have installed solar panels for commercial buildings on every type of roof including flat roofs, pitched roofs, farm buildings, metal clad, fibrous cement, industrial units, office blocks and even a custom built mounting system on the roof of a heritage listed manor house. We have installed large field based commercial solar systems on pile driven foundations, concrete foundations and railway sleepers, as well as ballasted solutions.

What’s more, we are able to design a tailored system that is the most cost and energy efficient for you specifically, rather than simply fitting the maximum number of panels in a given area. We can use half hourly energy data to calculate how much solar energy will be used during a given year and create an In-depth Solar PV Energy Report for each specific site.

Installing a solar PV system on your business premises allows you to take control of meeting your energy needs.

Specialised Understanding

We don’t take a ‘one size fits all’ approach to solar solutions. We believe that every project deserves the same level of attention, and a personalised approach which ensures that your installation runs at its most effective, and efficient.

As a Commercial Solar PV specialist we excel at delivering solar PV systems for companies around the country, on-time and on-budget, and the fact that the majority of our work comes through recommendations speaks volumes about our track record…

We Work On Time and On Budget

We have installed every system on time and on budget, often under pressure from key deadline

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Installation Warranty

Every system comes with a third party insurance backed installation warranty for our workmanship as well as the standard panel and inverter warranties, so you can have the peace of mind knowing that the work has been done right. We are able to offer further insurance-backed warranties upon request

Web Monitoring

We can install online monitoring with every system which enables you to be able to track your systems performance online and receive alerts if anything goes wrong. If something does happen, we will be ready to step in and diagnose the issue quickly – which tends to be within an hour of arriving

Excellent Aftercare

We closely monitor all of the systems we install and are always on hand to pop back and sort out any problem, giving you peace of mind

MCS Accreditation

The Microgeneration Certification Scheme certifies that our solar products and installations are completed at a high standard. On completion of your project, you will receive an MCS certificate to demonstrate that your installations have been made to a high standard. Our staff are also fully employed and carry in date CSCS, IPAF cards, we're a member of the SSIP scheme (SMAS) and site-ready when it comes to providing RAMS, insurances etc

Tender Support

We're always happy to provide tender support with CAD designs (inc roof, plant room layouts, electrical schematics etc) and generation forecasts to meet the BRUKL and BREEAM requirements

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Repeat Business and Referrals

We here at Atlantic Renewables are committed to building and maintaining lasting relationships with our clients. Your commercial solar panels will last for many years, which means we’re with you for the long haul.

Because of our commitment to quality, we have built strong on-going relationships, and have installed multiple systems for many of our customers. We obtain most of our business from repeat business and referrals from our customers who have been so happy with their industrial solar.

Through these relationships, we have also found that we have not had to do much marketing as other commercial solar companies, as most of our custom comes through repeat business or referrals, which means we have more to spend on research and innovative solar power solutions.

Commercial Solar Company Power Purchase Agreement

A Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) is an excellent arrangement for commercial solar PV. It allows your business to benefit from a solar energy system, while avoiding the financial outlay for installation and maintenance.

Under these agreements, which usually last 25 years, an external investor pays for the commercial solar power systems to be installed, and then sells the company’s energy generation back to the company at a cost lower than what is offered by their energy supplier.

The external investor will be the one to receive the financial benefits from the Export Tariff, which provides a financial incentive for any energy generated and sold back to the grid. If you make a solar power purchase agreement, then your business will benefit from a much more affordable electricity price. At the end of the agreement, the business is able to pay a very small payment to the investor in order to claim ownership of the solar PV installation, and continue to benefit from the electricity generated.

A PPA means that your commercial solar panel system will be installed at no cost to you, which means that you will start to benefit from energy savings as soon as it is up and running. What’s more, public perception of your business is likely to increase as you demonstrate a commitment to decreasing your carbon footprint.

Corporate Social Responsibility and Corporate Image

Not only will switching to a renewable energy source save you money, and allow you to earn Export Tariffs back from your energy supplier, it will also improve your reputation with clients and customers. In 2015, a Harvard survey found that company performance was significantly better among businesses that demonstrated a practical approach toward improving their sustainability, which suggests that making investments in your environmental impact can help to create a better work environment.

Similarly, in 2017, a survey by Unilever demonstrated that over a third of consumers will opt for a brand that demonstrates a concern for their environmental impact.

In a progressively more environmentally conscious world, commercial solar power systems present an excellent and financially beneficial option for businesses looking to improve their carbon footprint, and their corporate identity.

SBEM Calculations for New Commercial Builds and Renovations

If you are in the process of planning a new build, then you are required to complete a Simplified Building Energy Model (SBEM) calculation before work begins. This falls under part L2 of Building Regulations, and is used to ensure that new commercial buildings comply with environmental policy initiatives, and that they meet with a high standard of energy efficiency. SBEM calculations are required for most commercial buildings (L2A), although there are some exceptions for places of worship or unheated buildings, and are also required for building extensions, conversions, or larger-scale renovations (L2B).

How Are SBEM Calculations Made?

The SBEM Calculation is divided into two compulsory stages. An initial calculation is made prior to any work, while the building is still in the design stage, to predict the carbon emissions and energy usage of the building’s cooling, ventilation, lighting, and heating. Following completion of the build, a second calculation is made, and a certificate will be required, alongside an EPC (Energy Performance Certificate).

It can be challenging to meet with the regulations placed on new commercial builds. While Atlantic Renewables do not complete SBEM Calculations, we are well-placed to help our clients meet the standards of the Simplified Building Energy Model, to ensure that work is able to progress without costly delays.

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Commercial Solar Installation FAQs

If you are based around Manchester and Cheshire, and are interested in finding out more about the bespoke solar solutions Atlantic Renewables can provide for your personal or commercial property, then simply get in touch with us, and we will provide you with an instant cost estimation and a free, no strings attached solar survey and quotation at your convenience.

Atlantic Renewables

Atlantic Renewables are a solar PV design and installation company, providing affordable solutions in Manchester, Cheshire and throughout the North West.