Lid lifted on £5bn business savings with rooftop solar

British businesses could save more than £5 billion per year on their electricity bills with rooftop solar PV systems, according to solar installers. Just putting solar on two-thirds of the country’s […]

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By Vicky Ellis

British businesses could save more than £5 billion per year on their electricity bills with rooftop solar PV systems, according to solar installers.

Just putting solar on two-thirds of the country’s south-facing commercial roof space of around 2,500km2 would meet today’s electricity demand, reckons Kingspan Energy.

The study draws on Government figures and performance data from existing UK solar projects.

Gilbert McCarthy, Managing Director of Kingspan Insulated Panels says: “The economic case for solar PV is clear… The immediate savings produced by adopting commercial rooftop PV can only increase the competitiveness of UK businesses.”

Ministers are now placing an emphasis on rooftop solar power since it avoids confrontation with the so-called “nimby” or not in my backyard brigade.