Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) – How business can win from solar

2018-08-24T15:06:08+00:00June 2018|

For commercial property owners, the opportunities with solar PV are significant. In the short-term, to reduce energy costs, but over the longer term maximise returns by generating their own electricity. Traditionally, there were capital costs to deploying solar installations preventing many from taking advantage of the opportunities represented by their property. However, the interest of [...]

Solar in the UK: a subsidy-free future

2018-08-28T13:51:09+00:00May 2018|

As we look ahead to the end of the Feed-in Tariff next year I have been reflecting how far solar in the UK has come. Falling prices Look at Currys circa 2006 as a reference point – a year when the high-street electrical retailer dabbled in selling solar panels direct to the public. The Sharp [...]

Energy strategy isn’t just a large corporate challenge

2018-09-21T08:11:01+00:00April 2018|

A changing corporate focus The Harvard Business Review (HBR) article “Energy Strategy for the C-Suite” highlights that “sweeping environmental, social and business trends have propelled energy up the corporate agenda. But most firms still approach energy as merely a cost to be managed.” There is little doubt that energy is becoming a strategic issue for [...]

CAPEX Vs PPA

2018-02-21T17:09:18+00:00February 2018|

Power Purchase Agreements (PPA) and why they are an attractive alternative to the capex option for solar PV systems. Options for funding the installation of a solar PV system have probably never been more varied for businesses around the UK. Monetising this roof-space asset is an attractive proposition for many. Not only with benefitting from [...]