As businesses begin to adopt more environmentally friendly and sustainable practices, many are considering the use of solar panels, as they produce clean, renewable electricity by capturing natural light from the sun.

As specialists in providing renewable energy solutions for businesses, Aberdeen-based ORKA is helping companies lower carbon emissions through solar panels. Duncan Booth, Managing Director at ORKA, explains the benefits of why businesses should be investing in this type of technology…

Produce cost-free electricity all-year-round

“Even on Aberdeen’s most cloudy days, your business will still benefit from a solar panel set-up as the cells do not require direct sunlight to produce cost-free electricity. No matter the season, whether it’s raining or snowing, your solar PV system will still generate cleaner electricity.

“Of course, the brighter it is, the more efficiently your panels will produce electricity. During the night your panels won’t work as effectively, which is why companies in Aberdeen are also investing in battery storage systems that store excess energy for later use and help you get the most out of your solar panels.”

Return on investment

“With the energy crisis continuing to affect individuals and businesses across Scotland, now is a good time to look into solar panels - as this technology can help you avoid the soaring electricity costs and take advantage of a 0p/kWh tariff.

“Solar panels are one of the few significant business investments where you’re guaranteed to see a return on your investment (ROI) - and we can give you an indication on expected timescales of this ROI based on your company’s specific situation.”

A long-lasting solution

“Installing solar panels provides businesses with a long-term solution for their electricity, which makes it a worthwhile investment upfront. Companies can benefit from up to 25 years of cost-free electricity."

Reduce carbon emissions

“With Scotland’s goal of achieving net-zero emissions by 2045, it’s now become imperative for Aberdeen businesses to consider their contribution to this target. By investing in solar panels, you’ll be playing your part in this vital cause, whilst reducing your own carbon footprint.

“Not only does the installation of solar panels allow businesses to be seen as ‘doing their part’, it also means they comply with Greenhouse Gas Reporting. This is a mandatory initiative which has recently been introduced, and requires large organisations across the UK to report on their energy consumption, their GHG emissions, and the efforts they have taken to be energy efficient. In other words, now has never been a better time to install solar PV panels.”

Appeal to the conscious consumer

“Companies who make a greater effort to be more sustainable will find that it boosts their reputation and increases their appeal to the conscious consumer. In the world we live in now, consumers have the power to positively impact the environment by associating with organisations who are greener, and who are making a positive impact on the climate crisis.

“We are also seeing a rise in businesses across Aberdeen listing sustainable and net-zero measures as required within tenders, making the investment in green energy even more attractive as it could help win new contracts and increase revenue.”

Are you ready to kick-start your renewable energy journey?

ORKA can install solar panels in Aberdeen and further afield for businesses of all shapes and sizes, with a team of experts ready to help you transition to this risk-free renewable energy solution.

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