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Solar panels & sustainable solutions for factories & the manufacturing sector

Expansive roof space, intensive machinery & enormous energy bills - just a few of the reasons why solar panels and sustainable solutions make the perfect business partner for factories and manufacturers.

From small factories and industrial units through to big brand manufacturers like Renishaw & Brabantia - solar PV and other sustainable solutions could reap huge financial benefits for your business.


Rising energy costs, energy security & profitability

Increasingly weighty business overheads are making energy consumption a growing source of concern, particularly within our unstable energy market and with utility prices rising year on year. As a result forward thinking manufacturers are looking closely at both what they pay for their energy and how they use it. 

Through installing sustainable solutions businesses are able to considerably cut their overheads, improve business operations and increase their bottom line with up to 100% savings on their daytime electricity costs.

Generally speaking the higher the user of energy – the higher the savings and therefore the larger the benefits sought - making the manufacturing sector the perfect case for sustainable solutions. 


Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) 

Sustainability is becoming increasingly important within the supply chain - The UK government is putting pressure on companies to turn to sustainable solutions and therefore wholesalers & retailers are now considering green credentials when choosing their suppliers.

Installing sustainable solutions not only reduces business overheads but has the augmented benefits of increasing your green credentials and creating an effective PR tool.


Law and Legislation (ESOS)

ESOS is a mandatory energy assessment scheme for organisations in the UK that meet the qualification criteria. The Environment Agency is the UK scheme administrator.

Organisations that qualify for ESOS must carry out ESOS assessments every 4 years. These assessments are audits of the energy used by their buildings, industrial processes and transport to identify cost-effective energy saving measures.

ESOS applies to large UK undertakings and their corporate groups. 

A large undertaking is any UK company that either: 

    • Employs 250 or more people, or
    • Has an annual turnover in excess of 50 million euro (£38,937,777), and an annual balance sheet total in excess of 43 million euro (£33,486,489)
    • An overseas company with a UK registered establishment which has 250 or more UK employees (paying income tax in the UK)

For more information please visit the Government services website by clicking here


The Solarsense guide to sustainable solutions for food & drink manufacturers

The Carbon Trust estimates the food and drinks processing industry is the fourth highest industrial energy user in the UK.

In 2010, it consumed nearly 37TWh; enough energy to power 125,000 homes for nearly 15 years. It emitted around 11 million tonnes of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.

To combat this, the Trust advises that energy consumption in the sector could be considerably reduced by implementing simple and effective energy efficiency measures, reducing carbon emissions and cutting the costs for businesses.

The full guide can be viewed by clicking here.


Why Choose Solarsense?

With more than 20 years of continuous trading, Solarsense can take the strain out of helping you generate your own power with full Construction, Design and Management (CDM).

We can help you to finance and payback your system. As part your quote we will include detailed IRR calculations to ensure you understand exactly how and when you can expect to break even, the structure of repayments and income and the overall profitability to your business

We offer a full on-going monitoring & maintenance service to ensure the systems' performance doesn't drop and safeguards you against possible breakdowns.

All our staff are based in-house ensuring seamless delivery and a single point of contact. 

For a full list of our credentials please visit our About Us page. 

Or contact us today to take control of your energy and reduce your overheads.



Solarsense offer financing solutions helping companies to avoid the initial capital expenditure. Subject to approval our packages provide savings and revenue from the day the system is commissioned with minimal installation down-time allowing you to get on with your business focus.

Visit our Incentives and Finance page for further details or contact us today to speak to our commercial team.


Industrial PV Case Studies

Solarsense have unrivalled expertise when it comes to installing on commercial rooftops - we have installed solar PV on every type of roof and work in a way that doesn't disturb your business activity.

Read about some of our industrial PV installations by clicking the images below. This is just a sample - if you would like a full printed brochure please contact us and we can have one sent out to you.

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