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Commercial Solar Panels

​The Midland’s Independent
Solar Energy Specialists

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Commercial Solar Panel Installation Specialists

Welcome to Solar Star Power, the midland's leading experts in commercial solar panel installations Staffordshire, Derbyshire, Cheshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Shropshire & The West Midlands. With our specialised commercial division, we offer tailored solar solutions that not only reduce your business's carbon footprint but also significantly cut down your energy costs.

 

We install solar panels for various commercial sectors including factories, farms, and public buildings, providing both rooftop and ground-mounted installations. With a commitment to quality and customer service, we're your go-to choice for making your business greener and more energy-efficient.

Our latest installation at Woodpecker Joinery, Bramshall Industrial 

Estate. The 85.5kW Solar PV system comprises 180 x Jinko 475W

panels, and will generate approximately 73,700kW hours annually.

This installation will dramatically reduce the business' power expenses.

MCS Certified & Experienced Commercial Solar Installers

Rest assured, our installations meet the rigorous industry-expected levels of quality. We specialise in solar installations for various types of commercial buildings, including factories, farms, and public buildings in the West Midlands, including Staffordshire, Derbyshire, Cheshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire and Shropshire. Our systems utilise leading solar panel brands to ensure you get the best solar energy for your business.

Customised Solar PV Systems for Businesses

At Solar Star Power, we understand that every business is unique, which is why we offer bespoke solar panel installations designed to meet your specific energy needs and space constraints. Our expert team of accredited designers and installers collaborate with you to evaluate your site's potential, conducting a comprehensive energy audit to determine your consumption patterns and requirements.

 

This enables us to craft a Solar Photovoltaic (PV) system that is not only compatible with your available space—whether that's rooftop or ground-mounted—but also optimised for maximum energy efficiency. By tailoring each installation to your specific needs, we help you achieve unparalleled energy performance, ultimately contributing to significant cost savings and a reduced carbon footprint for your business.

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Build your own Solar
Panel Quote Online...

Visit our own Solar Panel Quote Engine to configure your own solar system, generate prices and see solar packages taiored to your home 

​Types of Solar Power Systems for your Commercial Property

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Grants

The Staffordshire Business and Enterprise Network (SBEN), can help you to reduce your carbon footprint and increase energy efficiency.

You can access support from any of these:

Carbon Literacy Training - a free 8-hour training course to provide you with the knowledge to take action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Attend in-person or online, you can book a place here.

Energy Efficiency Review - a FREE review will look at your energy consumption and provide recommendations to save money and reduce carbon emissions.

Low Carbon Grant - a grant of between £1,000 and £20,000 (covers up to 50% of eligible costs) is available per business to implement any recommendations from the Review

Find out more about the Green Solution Grant

What happens once I have made an enquiry?

  • What are the benefits of a solar power system?
    It can be overwhelming when you start to research the pros and cons of a solar power solution, there is so much information available. However, it is important to undertake some research and understand the advantages and disadvantages of installing a solar power system. Advantages Significantly reduced electric bills Insurance against rising energy costs Cheaper power source Return on investment Environmentally friendly, provides clean renewable energy. Energy independence No VAT payable until 2027 on solar installations for domestic properties Low maintenance costs Can increase home value Disadvantages? High initial cost Not financially viable if you plan to move house within the next few years Small amount of pollution during manufacture, transport, and installation. The roof of your property may not be suitable for solar panels either due to the tiles, available space, or orientation.
  • Do I need a battery?
    You do not need to have a battery for your solar PV panels to work. However, energy storage allows you to use more of the eco-friendly energy you generate in your home rather than exporting it back to the grid. If you are out most of the day and use most of your electricity in the evenings, it makes sense to store the power generated in the day in a battery for use at night. You are also able to store cheaper power from the grid at night to store for use the next day.
  • Where do I find my approximate annual electricity usage?
    Check your latest electricity bill or smart meter
  • How big a solar PV should I buy?
    It is useful to know your estimated annual usage before contacting us, this will then allow us to create a system specifically for your needs. Example: Your average usage is 3,300kW hours annually,we quote for a 4kW system, which would generate approximately 3,300kW hours annually.Your panels would not be performing at 4kW 24/7;therefore, it is always wise to have some extra power to generate more kilowatt hours than required and to futureproof your property. You may at some point buy an electric car.
  • Is there a limit to the size of installation I can have?
    If you are on a single-phase supply your Distribution Network Operator (DNO) has set an installation limit of 4kW at peak performance, this is generally the phase most domestic properties are on. If you are on a three-phase supply, generally a business and usually a farm, your DNO’s limit is a 12kW installation. We can, however, install a larger system with permission from your DNO, we can request this permission on your behalf using your MPAN. This service is generally free of charge.
  • How do I know if I am on a single-phase or three-phase supply?
    There are a few ways to decipher whether you are on a single or three-phase supply: It is written on the meter face – ‘single-phase,’ ‘mono-phase,’ ‘1-Phase.’ Or ‘Tri-Phase,’ ‘Polyphase,’ ‘3-Phase.’ Give your electricity supplier a call – do make sure you have your bill in front of you to verify your account details! Have a look at your Main Switch, is it 1-pole wide (single phase) or 3-poles wide (3-phase)? A 1-pole is 18mm wide and a 3-pole is 54mm wide
  • Are there any grants or help available to me?
    There are currently no grants available, although the Chancellor did abolish VAT on domestic solar installations from April 2022 until April 2027, to encourage homeowners to switch to green energy. Smart Export Guarantee (SEG) is provided by electricity suppliers, where their customers are paid a standard flat rate to sell their excess electricity back to the grid. It is worth exploring the best provider with the highest flat rate, as these can change. You will also need a smart meter to take advantage of a SEG.
  • Do I require planning permission?
    Most installations come under permitted development. You will require planning permission if your house is a listed building or in a conservation area. You will also require planning permission for a ground mount installation. For further information on planning permission for single and three phase installations please clik here.
  • What guarantees do you provide?
    The inverters, batteries, and workmanship have a 10-year guarantee. The solar panels are guaranteed to be working at least 80% efficiency after 25 years.
  • How long will the scaffold be up?
    We generally use our own scaffold, which enables us to be more efficient and the scaffold around your house not to be up for any longer than necessary. The team of roofers will install the scaffold before they start work and dismantle upon completion. For more complex projects we use external scaffolders, who would install the scaffold a couple of days before installation.
  • What is an MPAN and where do I find mine?
    You will need your MPAN if you request to have an installation bigger than the 4kW limit for a single-phase supply, which your Distribution Network Operator (DNO) has set. We can request approval on your behalf. This is usually a free service. You will find your MPAN number on your electricity bill in a series of boxes with a letter ‘S,’ to the left, the MPAN number is the long number on the bottom row.
  • How would I know if my inverter was not working?
    There are three lights on the inverter, red, orange, and green. If the orange light is illuminated there is an obvious fault.
  • How do I get the panels cleaned?
    The panels will generally remain clean through rainfall. However, if you felt you needed the panels cleaned there are some professional solar panel cleaners available or some window cleaners who are able to access the panels will clean them for you.
  • Do I need to get my panels checked regularly?
    We recommend a solar panel check every 5 years.
  • When do I pay? Is there a deposit?
    We do not take a deposit for any installations. Payment is upon commissioning of any equipment; we will invoice you when the job is completed. If you chose a Tesla Powerwall, we do require payment in full when it is received into our warehouse. We will then install your Tesla Powerwall one to two days later.
  • What payment methods do you accept?
    We accept credit cards, bank transfers, cash, and cheques.
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​10 Year Warranty on Installs...

10 Years on all Parts & Labour 

25 Years for Solar Panel Performance

20 Years on Solar Edge HD Wave Inverters

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