Solar Panels

Turning daylight into energy

What are Solar Panels?

Solar PV systems work by converting light into electrical power.

This is achieved using a thin layer of semi-conducting material, most commonly silicon, enclosed in a glass or plastic casing. These can range in size with small versions used on watches and calculators to a system of hundreds of square metres of solar PV panels linked up to make an array to power large buildings.

When exposed to sunlight the semi-conducting material causes electrons in the materials’ atoms to be knocked loose. The electrons that are knocked loose then flow through the material to produce an electric current known as a direct current (DC).

The direct current is carried through wiring to an inverter which converts the current to alternating current (AC) so it can be connected to your property’s main electricity distribution board which either used within the commercial premises or fed back into the national grid also now available is new battery storage technology.

Benefits

Built For European Countries

Panels designed for European countries generating power even on cloudy days, they simply need light to produce electricity, not sun.

Government Feed-In Tarrif

It pays a set rate per kWh of electricity generated – fixed for 20 years, and an additional rate for any exported back to the National Grid

PPA Always Available

PPA is available, where you get FREE solar panels on your roof space. They are specifications to this with a variety of factors to consider.

How Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) Works

Clients typically pay for electricity at 8-9p / unit once we install solar at no cost on their sites.

All you need is a building with rooftop space or free ground area to host a solar photovoltaic (PV) energy system. It can be mounted on your roof or on the ground – anywhere it is able to capture the sun’s rays and convert it into electricity. We own each solar system.

We buy it, design it, construct it and service it, so that you have none of the inconvenience and expense throughout its lifetime. All you pay for is the energy you generate. And what is more, this is at a lower tariff (typically around 8-9p) than the locally billed rate for conventionally generated electricity. which has a history of rising unpredictably year on year.

Solar PPA

The PPA model in the developed markets has become one of the most popular methods enabling power consumers realise the benefits of solar energy. Greenguru created a platform that enables such a model in the UK. With finance partners to enable project development and an ecosystem of domestic and international partnerships. Greenguru is ideally positioned to construct viable long-term solar roof top & ground captive solutions. This allows Greenguru to build a solar generation system on a client’s property in return for a long-term PPA at a pre-determined rate.

The client saves on annual utility bills from the very first year of operations. The green credentials are also paramount and give clients a strong position in the increasing eco-aware world today.

Feed in Tarrif

Under the government’s feed-in tariff (FIT) scheme, you’ll be paid for every unit of electricity you generate, whether you use it or not. Since the scheme was introduced in 2010 it’s encouraged thousands of UK property owners to install PV panels. And as well as securing strong financial returns through the tariff, you’ll also enjoy lower energy bills, protect your building from rising fuel prices and lower your impact on the environment. It all makes solar PV the ultimate feel-good investment.

The feed-in tariff is guaranteed by the government for 20 years. Payments will also increase in line with inflation. If you have a solar PV system installed at your premises, you’ll benefit in three ways:

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You’ll get paid for all the electricity you produce - This is called the generation tariff. Your electricity supplier will pay you the current FIT rates for every unit of electricity your system generates, whether you use it in your building or not. Currently the rate for new installed commercial installations  up to 10 kW is 4.38p for every unit (or kWh) you generate.
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You’ll get extra payment for the electricity you don’t use - Also known as the export tariff. You probably won’t use all the energy you generate, so what’s left over will be exported into the grid. Your electricity provider will pay you an extra 4.77p for every unit. If you system is less than 30 kW, most suppliers can’t meter this, so they assume you’ll use half the units you produce and pay you for the rest.
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You’ll reduce your energy bills - Electricity generated by your solar panels will feed directly into your premises, so it will power any appliances you’re using during daylight hours. As electricity prices continue to rise, this is a huge benefit for our customers.

All latest information available on tariffs: 

https://www.ofgem.gov.uk/publications-and-updates/feed-tariff-fit-tariff-table-1-april-2017

Registering for Feed In Tarrifs

Registering for payments is simple. First we’ll add you to the central MCS database, then send you a certificate confirming your system complies with MCS standards. Next, you’ll need to tell your electricity supplier you’d like to register for the FIT and send them a completed application form along with your MCS certificate and the energy performance certificate. Don’t worry, we’ll help with all the paperwork.

Your electricity supplier will check your installation against the MCS database, confirm that the system’s eligible and add you to the Ofgem Central FIT Register. They’ll also let you know when they need you to give meter readings, and tell you when to expect payment.

Finance Options Available

  • Green Guru NE is up to date with all latest funding.
  • We partner up with major banks to give you the lowest interest rates.
  • Government funding options are also avalible to help projects.
  • You don't have to use your own capital.
  • Enquire today to find out what is best for you.