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SME’s that own their own offices can benefit from energy bills savings and a second source of income through a self-funded solar PV system. Similarly, corporate landlords that are required to complete mandatory ESOS assessments can consider LED lighting and a free solar PV system as a solution for increasing the energy efficiency of their buildings.
Stay ahead of your ESOS requirements with free solar
If you are a corporate landlord you may decide against large capital investments such as energy technology with most of the benefits – such as reduced energy bills – going to your tenants.
However a solar PV system can be a solution to increasing the energy efficiency of your office space portfolio which is a requirement of the ESOS assessment for you to at least consider the benefits; even if you don’t decide to implement.
Our recommended solution in this case is to consider a Power Purchase Agreement (subject to legibility) where you can take advantage of a free solar PV system that is maintained at zero cost for a minimum term of 20 years. With energy efficiency measures in place for your benefit, your tenants will also enjoy reduced energy bills by purchasing the generated electricity at a unit cost lower than their existing energy supplier; making your office a much more attractive proposition for current and future tenants.
Further efficiency and cost savings through LED Lighting
Another energy efficiency measure to consider is LED lighting which can reduce energy bills by 90% compared to conventional lighting with systems generally paying for themselves after just 2.5 years.
Similar to the above, the benefits of LED lighting should at least be considered in your ESOS recommendations for energy efficiency improvements.