How to slash your electricity bills in 2024

William Lancaster of Ember Energy

In recent years we’ve all felt the pinch of soaring electricity prices which, despite recent stabilisation, remain more than double the levels of just two years ago.

For many businesses across Lancashire these inflated costs continue to pose a significant challenge, adding financial strain in already tough times.

This reality, coupled with the declining costs of commercial solar panel installation, means that now could be an opportune time to consider solar energy, not just as an alternative but as a primary energy solution for your business.

Take, for instance, Roccia Tiles, Bathrooms and Kitchens based in Preston, who had started to notice rising energy costs. After conducting a free site survey for them, we proposed the installation of a 150 kW solar panel system. The installation process was swift and efficient, with the panels up and running within four weeks.

Subsequent analysis revealed that these would slash their energy consumption by more than 115,000 kWh annually, translating into substantial savings of nearly £30,000 each year at a rate of 25p per kWh. Impressively, 83 per cent of the electricity generated by the panels will be utilised on-site, leading to this significant reduction in their energy expenses.

As more businesses start to consider solar, grid space is becoming increasingly scarce. This underscores the urgency of securing grid connections sooner rather than later – and is something that you may want to think about if you haven’t already.

At Ember Energy, we can look at grid applications free of charge. Please give us a call to get started.

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