Why is solar energy a better solution than other existing fossil fuel or renewable sources.
It nearly all stems from solar anyway!
Almost all of the energy we have on earth comes either directly or indirectly from the sun. Think of wood charcoal, coal, petroleum, wind, waves and natural gas as stored sunlight and you have an inkling that solar is the best alternative.
Location plays a part as many commercial properties do not have direct access to Solar’s competitors, wave, wind, etc. However, most properties have access to sunlight.
Solar energy can be regarded as the best alternative because it’s the easiest, cheapest, simplest, most widely available technology to deploy. To get started with solar energy you need a very small investment, you don’t need a windy location, or to be located next to a stream or body of water. Solar is easily scalable so you can start with a small array and just keep adding panels, even in the hundreds. The same technology used to build a small solar array can be used to build a megawatt solar farm. The same concepts apply albeit with more complexity.
Solar energy is a renewable, reliable and sustainable source of clean energy. A good quality solar-powered system is an investment for 25 years.
But what about the costs of going solar?
Solar energy has become more cost-effective than “regular” or standard electricity. Installing solar panels is cheaper than other energy resources such as coal, natural gas or other fossil fuel options.
Although generating your own electricity on-site is cheaper than buying from the National Grid, businesses are put off due to the capital expense of installing and maintaining the system when measured against the pay-back period until the savings exceed the project costs.
The Plug – The Hausch Solution
We have a number of fee-free solutions which require zero capital expenditure, providing all-inclusive ‘self-funding’* projects requiring no capital expenditure but still providing reduced energy bills and a lowe carbon footprint from ‘day one’
Thinking about “Going Solar”
- If you are a UK based business with up to 11,000 square metres of roof area (about the same size as Trafalgar Square) and you want to reduce your annual electricity bills and carbon footprint sooner rather than later without the need to invest your own capital and with no need for planning permission then you can submit a non-cost and commitment enquiry form on this UK SME Solar Scheme page.
- If you have a larger site in the UK and/or you want to add other tech to the mix such as Waste Heat Recovery, Geothermal, Wind CHP etc, then this is the best page to read next.
- OR, if you are not sure about your needs and requirements we are very happy to answer any questions and give you some ideas. You can call us on
*The cost of the installation is met from a percentage of the reduced energy. Once the costs have been covered you receive the full energy bill savings.