Boston Renewables offer Solar Photovoltaic (PV) arrays and Solar PV Carports as cost effective renewable energy options for customers in the commercial and industrial sectors. Below is information regarding both technologies to help you understand what we offer.

Commercial Solar

Solar PV arrays harness energy from sunlight to produce clean, emission-free, low cost electricity. They are a viable option for many businesses looking to save money, control their energy costs and contribute to environmental change. Arrays are designed to feed directly into your existing electricity system and can significantly reduce the amount of electricity you would normally buy from the grid.

The savings made by paying smaller electricity bills often makes financial sense alone, with many businesses saving thousands of pounds per year. In addition to reduced energy bills, there is also income from the receipt Feed In Tariff (FIT). The FIT scheme was revised by the Government at the end of 2015 and whilst the subsidy rates were reduced there is still valuable FIT revenue available.

If you over-produce electricity, that is generate more than you can use on your site, then you can generate additional income for your business by selling this surplus back to the grid. Many businesses can achieve returns in the region of 15% just by investing in solar PV electricity generation.

Boston Renewables are able to guide you through the entire process of system design, project planning, installation and ongoing maintenance. We will only install a system that suits your specific needs and will ensure it meets your expectations for energy savings, income generation and environmental impact.

Combining solar PV with other technologies, such as battery storage and voltage optimisation, can greatly improve investment returns and energy efficiencies. We actively promote integrated systems and as part of our design service we will provide you with all of the information you require to make an informed decision about your site’s energy future.

Solar Carports

Solar Carports offer a cost effective and practical alternative method of installing solar pv. Many commercial roofs have long term manufacturer warranties that render them unsuitable for solar arrays. Open car parking areas, on the other hand, provide an unhindered opportunity to benefit from solar pv.

For sites running a public car parking service a Solar Carport can enhance revenue from premium rates for covered spaces and create addition income by letting space under the canopies to advertising media agencies. Revenues from premium covered parking can be up to £2 per bay per day, so £730 per bay per year. Advertising income, whilst dependent upon footfall, is typically in the region of £12 – 24 per bay per year.

Electric Vehicle Charging also goes hand in hand with Solar Carports. There is an ever increasing number of electric vehicles on the UK’s roads and the provision of charging points to visitors and staff, particularly when linked to solar generation, make a popular and increasingly necessary addition.