Businesses are encouraged to go green to help the economy
Wednesday, 23 May 2012 13:16

A SOMERSET-BASED solar panel installation company is this month (May, 2012) supporting the secretary of state for the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) call for businesses to improve their sustainability.

Solar Systems, which is based near Ilminster, agrees with MP Caroline Spelman’s views that UK businesses should lead the way in moving towards long-term green growth.

Phil Grabham, Managing Director of Solar Systems, which installs home and business panels, explained: “We welcome this news and support the Government policies to help businesses move towards a green economy.

“It has been reported that if British companies made efficient use of resources, such as water, energy and materials it could have potential savings of around £23 billion per year.

“By installing solar panels businesses will not only be helping the environment, they can save money too. Companies that own their own premises have significant energy costs to manage. Lighting, heating, computers, as well as retail products such as those sold in audio visual and electrical outlets, are all necessary for day-to-day business.

“However, they also add to a company’s carbon footprint and operational costs. Utilising renewable energy technologies, such as solar photovoltaic (PV) panels can reduce carbon dioxide emissions, thereby reducing climate charge levy and utility bills.”

There are many benefits to buying solar photovoltaic (PV) panels.

The price of panels has dropped and the Government’s 21p Feed In Tariff (FIT) gives a financial return on investment of around 10-12%, which is index-linked and guaranteed for 25 years.

Phil continued: “Using PV panels can promote companies that wish to have a profile of being ‘green’ and friendly towards the environment. There are also many awards for businesses promoting their green credentials.”

Solar Systems is one of the first UK solar installation companies to be fully accredited to supply and fit domestic systems. The company has a wealth of experience working with manufacturers, suppliers and distributors.

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