Large roof spaces make power intensive manufacturers perfect candidates for solar PV, which can often be installed at no cost through a Power Purchase Agreement. In addition to greatly reduced energy bills, renewable technology also helps you save the environment and improve supply chain relationships by reducing your carbon footprint.

We’ve not only helped smaller manufacturers use solar to power their machinery, but we’ve also helped big brand manufacturers to install over 5500 solar panels at a single site to power their entire meat producing line and make huge savings on their energy bills.

Collectively, manufacturing is the sector that undeniably uses the most power thanks to energy intensive machinery and processing, particularly metal processing manufacturers. However, the higher the electricity consumption, the more you can save on your energy bills.

Cost savings from day one with a free solar PV system

Manufacturing companies generally have large roofs, suitable for large solar PV systems required to generate the high amounts of electricity required. Although you will get the best return in the long term for self-funding a system, a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) is a great solution for having a solar PV system installed at no cost, whilst still allowing you to make huge savings on energy bills throughout the 20-40 year term.

The link above will offer further details on a PPA, but in principle, there is no capital outlay required from you with the system being installed and maintained by Oakapple Renewable Energy Ltd at no cost. With the feed-in tariff payments also going to a designated 3rd party, your company will then purchase the electricity generated by the system at a cost much less than your existing energy supplier.

Reduce your carbon footprint and create new opportunities

All companies are under extreme pressure from the Government to reduce their carbon footprint. This is making everyone not just look at their own activities, but also those of others in the supply chain to give claim in taking a positive course of action to saving the environment.

It’s therefore not uncommon for those at the opposite end of the supply chain – wholesalers and retailers – to look at the actions of manufactures and logistic companies to warrant turning their business to alternative companies with greener credentials.

This aside, with manufacturing companies responsible for a huge slice of the UK’s energy consumption, improving your own CSR in general by investing in energy technology is a credible step to help saving the environment.