Commercial and Agricultural Installations
As the longest established renewable energy provider in our region, we have gained vast experience and knowledge of how commercial enterprises get an attractive investment by installing Solar PV on underutilised roof space or surplus land. The adoption of renewable energy technologies has delivered many benefits to business. As well as various tax advantages, the companies we have advised have also saved money by becoming more efficient in how they use energy, reduced their carbon footprint and achieved corporate social responsibility goals. And of course, there are also the financial advantages.
Solar PV Professional
As your solar PV installation partner we can provide up front advice, financial modelling and consultancy through to fully managing your project from design, planning, installation and long-term maintenance. We also work alongside builders, developers and architects to incorporate renewable energy solutions into new buildings or re-development projects. Please visit our renewable energy case studies section to read more about our past projects.
Farmers have been using solar power to grow crops for generations, but now they have the opportunity to use cowsheds, barns, out-buildings and excess land for a solar PV installation to generate their own power and create another revenue stream using existing assets.
Over the last four years we have grown to become one of the region's most experienced agricultural solar PV installation specialists. Our business is located within agricultural farmland which is still grazed by our award winning flock of sheep, and having developed our own £8.5m solar farm we have gone through the process and have first-hand experience which we can use to help and guide you.
The adoption of renewable energy technologies has delivered many benefits to farmers. As well as various tax advantages, the farmers we have advised have saved money by becoming more efficient in how they use energy, and earned money from the financial incentives - a typical Solar PV array has the potential to deliver a 10-12% annual return.
With 75% of UK land in agriculture, and a dwindling supply of natural fuel sources like gas, oil and coal, farmers are well placed to help put their excess roof space and land to work to help solve our future energy problems. A solar array can help reduce energy bills, lower carbon footprint and generate an additional income for the next 20 years through the feed-in tariff.
Solar PV Professional
Our farming community choose Freewatt because of our extensive experience. As your solar PV installation partner we can provide up front advice, financial modelling and consultancy through to fully managing your project from design, planning & installation to long-term maintenance. All our installations come with a 25 year manufacturer’s guarantee of efficiency for the solar panels.
Before embarking on any solar PV panel project, Freewatt recommend that professional advice is sought in order to understand the benefits and the up-front investment that will be required. There are also other considerations such as planning permission, regulations related to the change of use, and the affect the additional income might have on Single Farm payments and eligibility for agricultural tax reliefs.