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Commercial Solar Panels

Make Your Business Energy Efficient With Commercial Solar Panels

Want to make your day-to-day business operations more efficient? Or, looking to secure the future supply of your commercial premises? Installation of commercial solar panels is an excellent way to reduce your carbon footprint, decrease your electricity costs, and earn a potential income. Alternative Energy brings you expert commercial solar installation with proven high yielding solar systems.
Solar systems generate renewable electricity during the daytime and this clean electricity is used for offsetting electricity that businesses would ordinarily buy from the grid. Since the power is 100% sustainable, you can take comfort in the fact that you are contributing to fight climate change. Big or small, every business can benefit from our energy-efficient solar panels.
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Why Choose Alternative Energy for Your Commercial Solar Panel Installation?

Vast Experience
With more than 13 years of experience working in the PV sector, the team at Alternative Energy has the technical proficiency and expertise to install solar panels at your business without a hassle.
SEAI Certified
Alternative Energy is proud to be a registered installer of photovoltaic systems and we are certified by SEAI. You can count on us for your commercial solar panel installation.
Excellent Customer Service
Everything we do is centred on the needs of the customer. From the initial consultation to the fast installation, we strive to provide nothing short of the best customer service.

Commercial Solar Grants & Tariffs

Non-domestic entities like businesses and public bodies can receive grants up to €162,600 for installing solar PV systems on their premise.
Commercial and non-domestic organisations in Ireland can take advantage of substantial grants for solar PV installations, with funding available up to €162,600. These grants are intended to support the adoption of sustainable energy solutions, reduce operational costs, and enhance the environmental profile of businesses.

Our Expert Commercial Solar Panel Installation Process

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1. Assessment

We start by doing an exhaustive examination of your commercial property to calculate its solar potential.

2. System Design

We then create a system design taking into account various factors including location, solar exposure, and energy use trends.

3. DNO Approval

Obtaining DNO permission ensures that solar panel installations contribute positively to the energy grid without compromising its performance or safety.

4. Installation

Under the direction of our knowledgeable professionals, the solar panels are set up securely and effectively.

5. Maintenance

We take immense pride in giving our customers the highest professional standard of after care and support.

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How Much Does A Commercial Solar Panel System Cost?

On average, the cost of commercial panels varies from €18,000 to €80,000 for the small to medium-sized businesses. No matter whether it’s a small office or a large building, there are many factors that influence the commercial solar pv panel cost, like the roof size, the number of panels used and the amount of energy produced.
Start by evaluating the cost of solar panels to determine if solar panels are the right option for your business. To identify the amount of energy your office uses each month, consider taking a look at your utility bill. It should indicate the energy you use on a monthly basis and how much the company charges you per kW.
Most small to medium-sized businesses utilise 30,000 – 50,000 kWh of electricity every year. Depending on where in Ireland your business is situated, your system size, and consequently the costs will differ.
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Our installation and customer service team are trained to the highest standards in the solar power sector. We pride ourselves on giving our customers the highest professional standard of after care and support.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) About Solar Panels

Commercial solar panels can reduce the environmental footprint of your business as well as save you a significant amount of money every year. Whether your business is big or small, PV solar systems are still very beneficial. Most organisations are active during the daytime, meaning they are the ideal candidate for using PV panels. Unless you pair your solar array with a battery storage system, the energy produced by PV systems flow out immediately.

One of the greatest benefits of commercial PV systems is the substantial cost savings. If you operate industrial PV panels, you can sell the excess energy to the utility companies for incurring profits.
In ROI planning is required for systems over 300m2. There is Safe Guarding Zones to adhere to. In NI no planning is required unless on a listed building or in a Conservation Area.
Most organisations offer a warranty period of 20 to 25 years on solar panels. But, if well-maintained, an energy-efficient industrial solar system can last much longer.
Once installed by the specialists, solar systems will not cause any roof damage.
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What Are the Benefits of Commercial PV Systems?

Reduced Utility Costs

Energy generated from commercial PV panels will cost a fraction of what you have been paying so far for your utility costs. Although saving just a small amount per kWh may sound insignificant, it adds up very quickly. Furthermore, it is relatively low to maintain solar panels for office buildings.

Efficient Energy Production

Installation of solar panels for office buildings can increase the efficiency of your daily operations. Even though the standard efficiency levels of solar panel are 15-20%, they can reach 42% in certain cases. Not all commercial panels are created from the same material and thus have different efficiency ratings.

Lower Carbon Footprint

Another great benefit of commercial solar installation is that it reduces our carbon footprint. Generating solar energy on your own will significantly lower carbon footprint. Furthermore, this will increase the substantial credentials of your company and enhance your business reputation.

Energy Cost Savings

Solar panels for commercial properties generate clean electricity during the daytime hours that can be utilised on your site. This lowers your business’ demand for electricity from the grid, potentially saving thousands on your energy bills. Opting for commercial PV panels can thus be very beneficial.
Scanner Shackletons Milling
Scanner Shackletons Milling
2024-02-27
We had been considering the installation of Solar PV for quite a while. I visited many commercial premises that had installed solar panels to research the process, before deciding on Alternative Energy as our provider. Jerome, Ronan and their team did a top class job of designing, installing and commissioning our system, with minimum disruption to the every day running of our factory. All the required paperwork and forms were completed for our ESB Network connection and our SEAI grant application. Our phone app allows us to monitor our usage and get live information of solar production. I am now looking at installing a second system on another premises and plan on using Jerome and Ronan once again. Their standard of workmanship is exemplary and I would have no hesitation in recommending Alternative Energy as a solar provider. Mark Birnie Director Shackletons Milling.
Kendra Reynolds
Kendra Reynolds
2024-01-19
The guys were recommended to me by a friend. Price was good and they were lovely to deal with. I'm not usually one for leaving reviews but they went the extra mile so I thought it was only fair. We actually had a faulty inverter out of the box, the guys took up the case with the manufacturer and got us a replacement fitted within a week, so fair play.
Gerry Cummins
Gerry Cummins
2023-12-13
Excellent service and excellent value for money. They came on the planned date and installed, tested and commissioned the solar PV panel system over two days. Both the roofing team and the electricians carried out their work in a professional manner. They answered and explained any questions I asked, they discussed with me beforehand what they would do, they explained how the system operates and what apps I needed to download and they tidied up fully when they were finished. I would have no hesitation in recommending Alternative Energy to anyone based on their excellent service and professionalism.
Dawn O'Connor
Dawn O'Connor
2023-11-20
Alternative Energy installed our solar PV system with hot water diverter in May 2023, fantastic service from initial contact with salesperson, very experienced and friendly installation team, excellent handover on how the installed system works plus assistance with drawdown of the SEAI grant. We highly recommend ALTERNATIVE ENERGY.
paul mac
paul mac
2023-11-16
The guys at alternative energy installed our solar system 7 years ago, it was well installed and works brilliantly, they are always very happy to help with any questions even 7 years later. Highly recommend, great guys!
Linda Muldoon
Linda Muldoon
2023-11-13
Alternative energy installed my solar panels I would highly recommend them a very professional company arrived on time got the job done in record time explained everything and I must say I am very pleased with the end result can see some savings already so a very pleased customer.
Greg Carey
Greg Carey
2023-11-10
Great company to deal with and really professional both pre- and post-installation. Always available to answer any questions and the installation itself was really quick. Very happy with my setup now and having the ability to charge my EV car for free is a huge bonus.
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Jabberwokk Account
2023-11-06
Superb, unparalleled quality of installation and service. We've had 3 solar PV installations by Alternative Energy and they'll get our recommendation to each prospective customer..
Tracey O Neill
Tracey O Neill
2023-11-06
Great company to deal with….very happy with the savings from our solar panels and Eddi hot water system. Would have no hesitation in recommending Alternative Energy!
kieran brett
kieran brett
2023-11-06
Very pleased with 5.5kw install by this company. They were very competitive with pricing. Very helpful both in sizing the system and advising what best suited my property. Install done over 2 days, no fuss, good workmanship, all paperwork completed thoroughly. Queries post install were dealt with professionally and efficiently and to my complete satisfaction. Would definitely recommend this company for solar installation.
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