We give businesses a unique and simple route to low cost solar electricity. We specialise in solar for commercial and industrial buildings in the UK.
We work with clients across Europe – from owner occupiers and tenants with single buildings through to multi-country portfolios owned by some of the biggest property companies in the world.
Our team has consistently taken the lead in addressing the challenges of climate change and driving innovation in a way which delivers commercial and environmental benefit. Sue Welland, for example, was instrumental in creating the concept of carbon neutrality as both a corporate and consumer ‘label’ and establishing groundbreaking programmes with The Carbon Neutral Company, which she founded in the early 1990s. Daniel Green and Bill Sneyd led the transformation of the residential solar market with Free Solar in 2010 under the HomeSun brand. Their pioneering work made it possible for homeowners to have access to solar and free electricity from the sun. Our success with consumers was matched by investors; the ‘investment grade’ portfolio of installed PV was sold to Aviva Investors.
We work with a broad variety of clients – from individual owners of buildings to large landlords in one country such as Knight Frank Investment Management, to some of the largest property companies in the world such as Mileway.
We operate to the same quality standards on any type of commercial or industrial building. Ranging from single story buildings to multi-market portfolios, we offer an excellent service to all.
A solar PV system will reduce your electricity bills, reduce your carbon footprint, and the installation will cause little or no disruption to business-as-usual.
Our mission is to see mass adoption of solar, making use of the roof spaces of buildings. Our solar options have been developed to ensure that we have a solution that will work for as many business as possible. This includes a price-match guarantee for those who want to buy solar outright, through lease-to-own, and free solar. With the latter, there are not upfront costs and we look after all maintenance for 25 years. So, no, solar panels do not need to be expensive.
Solar PV (solar Photovoltaics) is a way of generating electricity using energy from the sun. Modern solar panels produce electricity from daylight and do not require direct sunlight, although more electricity is generated on bright sunny days.
Choosing solar energy with Electron Green is the easiest way to generate immediate savings – cuts to the price you pay for electricity, and the amount of electricity you use from the grid.
Much of the electricity we use is produced by burning coal and gas. These are known as ‘fossil fuels’ because they originate from plants and animals that lived millions of years ago. However, these resources are limited and burning them results in harmful emissions that negatively impact the environment.
Solar energy, on the other hand, is a renewable energy source, which means it can be generated indefinitely, there are no emissions, and it is free energy from the sun.
Solar is produced if there is daylight hitting the solar panels. So, they still produce electricity in the winter.
To make the most of savings, you could consider shifting more work or operation patterns into daylight hours.
It’s reported that 40% of energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions are due to the burning of fossil fuels for electricity generation. Coal, oil, and gas together are the largest contributors to global climate change, accounting for over 75% of global greenhouse gas emissions and nearly 90% of all carbon dioxide emissions (www.un.org). An alternative is solar electricity which is ‘clean’ with no CO2 emissions. The International Energy Agency (IEA) calls solar the new ‘king of electricity’: it is fast to deploy, does not disrupt business-as-usual, and makes instant and deep cuts to carbon emissions.
No, you don’t. Rooftop solar electricity is fed directly into your building and is used first before your building pulls from the grid for ‘top up’ electricity. Any top ups happen automatically. You don’t have to change utility provider and you don’t have to wait until your current utility contract comes to an end. Rooftop solar could supply up to 40% of your electricity needs.
Any solar electricity generated will be used by your business automatically. You don’t need to take any steps to make this happen.
This depends on the size of the system. A 50kWp system would take around 4-5 days.
There are four key steps:
You do not have to decide straight away. If Electron Green installs a solar system under the free programme, you can change your mind and buy from us at any time. The price of the system is fixed on day one of your contract, and it discounts over the term. At the end of the contract, the system is gifted to you at no charge, and we would expect you to have another 10 years of service from the PV system. At that point the solar electricity is completely free of charge as well.
We want to make it as easy as possible for businesses to have solar. Our free rooftop solar solution is simple and includes: free solar designs and surveys, free solar PV system for the roof, free installation, free insurance, free maintenance for the life of your contract, a fixed price of 20p/kWh for electricity which does not go up with inflation. If you change your mind and want to own the system and look after it yourself, you can purchase from us at any time.
We want to make it as easy as possible for businesses to have solar. Part of that is giving you the confidence to know you are making the right choice. If you have the upfront capital for solar, one of the barriers to buying is knowing you have got the best price and correct system. Electron Green won’t be beaten on price, and we will match any offer you have on a like-for-like basis. All installations benefit from our focus on to quality assurance, use of Tier 1 equipment and commitment to fit the right size of system for the building and energy profile of the client.
We work with some of the biggest property companies in the world and going out of business is a very unlikely event. However, you would have a fantastic solar PV system on your roof that will continue to produce electricity for you.
Electron Green installs solar systems with a ‘long term’ mindset. Our business is not built on margins made on an install-by-install basis, and we have no incentive to specify the largest possible system. With free solar, for example, we profile the building and occupants’ energy profile and recommend the right fit system, with no wastage. Our clients know we have a vested interest in specifying the best equipment because we only get paid whilst the system is working and producing electricity.
No, rain will not impact on your solar energy system nor will it affect the amount of electricity produced.
Typically, solar panels have a manufacturers guarantee of 25 years and they should last a further 10 years.
Solar panels generate a significant amount of energy, often more than is required. Excess energy is sent to the electricity grid. You can install a battery to store the unused energy, and you can then use it at a different time, such as at night.
Usually, a panel is made out of wafers of a semiconducting material such as silicon. There is also a glass front surface, aluminum frame, and polymer resisns to seal the panel and prevent water from getting inside.
Solar PV panels will produce electricity from any light that lands on the surface. Direct sunlight is always best, but light from the sky, referred to as diffuse light, and reflected light from surroundings are also important in generating electricity.
Solar panels can usually be installed on any roof with enough space. Tiled, slated, flat, trapezoidal metal, standing seam, and even turf roofs can have solar panels installed on them.
At Electron Green, we are investing up to £! billion in solar PV, installing free systems on rooftops and supplying low-cost electricity to the occupants of commercial and industrial buildings.