Solar PV for Business

Solar PV Photovoltaic installerSolar PV is a fantastic investment for business owners. Even with reduced subsidies, the financial savings can be significant. And alongside the environmental credentials that the investment will give to your company, it is well worth looking at solar as a valuable asset.

Benefits to your business

There are further benefits of “going green” with Ceiba Renewables:

* At Ceiba Renewable we believe in Long-term Value. We carefully select our suppliers for their quality in order to avoid the false economy of being the cheapest on price but then risking lower performance and higher maintenance costs as a result.

Property attributes for a good solar investment

As well as being a good investment to offset against tax, here’s what you need to have for a solar system to be a sensible investment:

  • Roof or ground-space: anywhere that allows panels to be situated that doesn’t face north and which has minimal shading
  • Day time electricity consumption

Simple! Due to solar PV’s flexibility, scalability and low maintenance costs it can be suited to most buildings.

Our service

The Ceiba Renewables Way is at the core of our service to our customers. We believe in installing solar systems that are designed to perform consistently high for decades. In order to deliver real long-term value for our customers we only recommend components manufactured to the highest quality, so that as energy prices rise, the performance of your solar system remains high.

Demand Better Solar explains further: DEMAND BETTER >

Tailor-made solar from Ceiba Renewables

Every business is different, whether it’s your operations, goals, people, etc. At Ceiba we understand this and we can be adaptive to your requirements. We want to empower Scottish businesses to convert to high quality solar and keep the cost down as much as possible and to do this we believe in collaboration.

So if you have your own in-house electricians or a preferred electrical contractor who you would like to use for the electrical installation, then we can be flexible to utilise their skills. If you have plant and equipment that could be used then we can factor this in to keep down the installation costs. On the other hand, if you’d prefer our skilled installation teams to handle everything then we are more than happy to do so!

Case Studies

We have a number of case studies from businesses who have made the switch to solar, why not check them out here: CASE STUDIES >

This drone footage showcases this 70kWp system we installed at Dowhill Farm, using SunPower P3-COM-415W’s. Dowhill extended the size of their PV system from 50kWp to 120kWp and combined it with Tesla Powerwall Battery Storage, along with a 3-phase rapid EV charger.

Our Process

1. Remote Survey and Desk Study
There are a number of things which will make a system more or less expensive which we can only ascertain by your requirements and the characteristics of your building. We will send you a remote survey form to complete to provide us with more information regarding your building and requirements. This will help our solar experts to do a desk study and recommend the best option.

2. System Design
Following the remote survey we will do a consultation call to discuss the various options and technologies available so that we can provide a custom solar solution. This will involve a quote or quotes if several options are required, together with estimates of performance and payback periods

3. Final System Agreement and Site Survey
If required, Our solar experts will carry out a technical survey to assess your building in person, talk to you about your system requirements and firm up the design and costs. The design and costs are agreed and the switch to solar is underway.

4. Permissions
If required we will undertake the planning and pre-approval applications to the Local Authority and DNO (i.e. Scottish Power or SSE). The permissions can take up to 3 months to receive, importantly we will receive an Offer Letter from the DNO detailing their costs – Scottish Power charge a minimum of £650, SSE a minimum of £260.

5. Review of Offer Letter, Planning Requirements and any subsequent costs
The requirements the DNO or Local Authority may place on your solar installation may affect your payback period so it’s important to review all of your costs to ensure the investment is still within your budget.

6. Review of Planning Documents, Installation Plan and Timescales
We plan the installation for minimal disruption to your business and to ensure that the installation is carried out to the highest standards of quality and safety.

7. Installation & Commissioning
Depending on the size and dynamics of the installation, the installation can take 2 or more days to install. Once installed we will commission the solar system in line with DNO requirements.

8. Warranty Registration and Handover
With your solar PV system generating power we will help you to complete the necessary paperwork and we generate the certificates and commissioning forms to be submitted to the DNO. Our team will talk you through the installed components, set up your login details for online monitoring and within a couple of weeks we will supply a handover pack detailing warranties, schematics, roof plans and other necessary information.

9. Maintenance
One of the great aspects of solar PV over most other renewable technologies is the relatively small cost of maintenance. We can work with your own in-house maintenance engineers to advise on a regular maintenance plan, and periodically provide specialist maintenance as and when required that won’t cost the earth.


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