Solar photovoltaic (PV) panels produce clean, renewable electricity for your business premise or home by capturing the natural light from the sun. These panels can be installed on rooftops or on the ground and convert sunlight into electricity for your home or building in Aberdeen.
With ORKA’s help to install your solar panel set-up, you’ll be able to reap the monetary benefits whilst reducing your carbon footprint ten-fold. In this blog, we dissect the 5 main reasons to invest in solar panels in Aberdeen.
1. Produce cost-free electricity all-year-round
Luckily with solar PV panels, the cells do not require direct sunlight to produce cost-free electricity meaning that on Aberdeen’s cloudier days your business will still benefit from a solar panel set-up.
No matter the season whether it’s raining or snowing, your solar PV system will still generate cleaner electricity. Of course, your panels will produce electricity more efficiently the brighter it is - for example, during the night your panels won’t work as effectively, this is why many businesses in Aberdeen invest in battery storage systems that store excess energy for later use in scenarios like this.
2. Return on investment
Completely out of our control, the energy crisis continues to affect everyone across Scotland. By installing solar panels to your business or home in Aberdeen, you can avoid the soaring electricity costs and take advantage of a 0p/kWh tariff.
Furthermore, solar panels are one of the few significant business investments where you’ll see a return on investment (ROI). When you enquire with ORKA, we can give you an indication on expected timescales based on your individual situation.
Once installed, owners don’t typically need to worry about any servicing costs as solar panels are designed to be low maintenance. A silver lining of rainy days is that this helps clean dust and debris from your set-up so you don’t need to worry about cleaning them - another major benefit of having solar panels in Aberdeen.
3. Reduced carbon emissions
Aberdeen businesses need to consider their contribution to Scotland’s journey of achieving net-zero emissions by 2045. By installing solar panels, you’ll be doing your part in this vital cause whilst reducing your own carbon footprint.
Your business can also be ahead of the curve as external pressures continue to arise - have you heard of Greenhouse Gas Reporting yet? This mandatory initiative requires large organisations across the UK to report on their energy consumption, GHG emissions, and the efforts they have taken to be energy efficient.
4. Appeal to the conscious consumer
By making a greater effort to make your business sustainable, you’ll be increasing your appeal to the conscious consumer. More and more, consumers have the power to positively impact the environment by associating with organisations who are greener, and who are making an impact on the climate crisis.
By choosing to buy products and services that are produced sustainably the consumer is then reducing their own carbon footprint - by adding renewable energy solutions to your business premise such as solar panels, you’ll increase your appeal to these environmentally conscious buyers.
5. A long-lasting solution
Although a significant initial investment, by installing solar panels in Aberdeen you can benefit from 25 years of cost-free electricity.
Of course, your solar panels won’t just stop working after this time - your PV set-up will still produce electricity, but it’s likely that this will be at a lower rate due to the degradation of the panels.
Kickstart your renewable energy journey with ORKA
ORKA can install solar panels in Aberdeen and further afield for businesses and homes of all shapes and sizes. Our team of experts are ready to help you transition to this risk-free renewable energy solution - click here to find out more.