Solar energy in a small bakery in Ireland

Solar Panels for Small Business

As professional solar PV installers, PureVolt Solar brings expertise, experience and top-quality service and workmanship to every solar PV project.

Working with companies across all sectors, PureVolt Solar specialise in providing Irish businesses with a comprehensive design, installation and maintenance solar PV installation package.

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Benefits of Solar PV for SMEs

Energy Security

Protect your business against rapidly rising energy costs from the national grid by installing solar PV.

Reduce your company's carbon footprint

As solar PV is carbon neutral and completely renewable, installing solar on your buildings will lower your company's carbon footprint, and a fantastic way to do your part in the fight against climate change.

Financial Savings

Installing solar PV panels will reduce your business's energy usage and electricity bills. Savings from Solar can be re-invested back into the company for continued growth.

Green Credentials

Installing Solar panels to power your business on renewable energy will demonstrate to your clients and employees your company's commitment towards a green and sustainable organisation.

Invest in your business's future

Clean energy

Generate your own clean electricity from renewable resources.

Lower carbon emissions

Meet your sustainability goals, and enjoy the peace of mind that comes with it.

Positive return on investment

Installation of a solar PV system provides a tangible and positive ROI.

Energy security

Ensure yourself against future price rises by going energy independent.

Reduce your bills

By investing in solar, you can slash your energy bills by up to 50% overnight.

Integrated system

Integrate your solar PV system with other eco-solutions like your EV charger.

Get your space working for you

With solar PV, your existing roof space becomes a company asset.

Go even further

Reduce your bills and your carbon footprint even further with our energy saving tips.

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Why Solar?

Solar panels generate clean free electricity during daylight hours which works well with businesses as they normally operate during daylight hours. This green electricity can be used to offset the electricity that you would normally import from the national grid.

A typical commercial solar PV installation will provide free renewable electricity for more than 25 years and achieve a financial return of up to 20% per year and an average payback of 3-5 years. Solar is relatively straightforward to install and maintain. There is an abundance of solar energy that hits your rooftop currently that can be captured to provide a clean and reliable source of energy.

Companies like yours can play their part in Ireland's renewable energy transition by installing solar PV and reducing your carbon footprint.

Commercial calculation on solar pv installation in Ireland

Cost and Financial Returns

A Small and Medium Enterprise solar PV installations cost range between €1,300 and €1,600 per kWp installed. Costs depend on a number of factors including roof access, roof covering, pitch and electrical installation costs. For a 30kWp system fully installed the system will cost in the region of approximately €39,000 and €48,000 ex VAT.

A kWp will give an estimated saving of around €254 per year. This results in an estimated saving of €7,600 per year for a 30kWp system, giving a return on investment of between 5 and 7 years. The panels and the mounting equipment will last 25 years or more with the solar inverter likely needing to be replaced in this time frame.

The return on investment comes in the form of significantly reduced electricity bills. Each kWh generated and consumed on-site from the solar PV system is worth approx. 30 cent (estimated unit rate of electricity). Over the 25 year lifespan of the system, one kWp will generate roughly 750-900kWh per year. That is around 20,000kWh over the lifetime of the system. This works out at a cost of 7 cent per kWh of solar generated providing you with a net savings of 23 cent for every kWh generated and consumed.

Financing of Solar Panels for SME's in Ireland

Energy Efficiency Loan Scheme

The Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland (SBCI) has launched the €150m Energy Efficiency Loan Scheme to help small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) reduce their energy costs and carbon emissions. This finance scheme offers loans for SMEs planning to invest in solar panels, heat pumps, LED lighting, and other energy-saving technology.

Businesses using the new Energy Efficiency Loan Scheme will benefit from easier access and reduced interest rates. Fixed rates of 4.79% are currently available on loans ranging from €10,000 to €150,000, over terms of up to 10 years. There are no personal guarantees required, either.

More about the Energy Efficiency Loan Scheme

Tax Benefits with Solar

Here at PureVolt Solar, we use industry-leading software to accurately predict how much energy your solar PV system can generate which can be optimised to your specific premises. We provide detailed economic efficiency calculations that are easy to understand.

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Why choose PureVolt Solar?

Straight talking

We give you the naked facts in plain English so you can make your own decisions. Ask us anything.

No sales team

No pushy sales tactics. Our aim is to help you go solar, not spend lots of money.

Solar specialists

We don't dabble. Installing solar panels is what we do and we're very good at it.

Sensible pricing

We're not the cheapest. Our prices reflect the best value and great service. No compromises on quality.

We believe

We want a greener, cleaner Ireland with as much solar on roofs as possible. We lead by example.

Quick turnaround

From your initial enquiry to installation and beyond, we won't leave you waiting.

How does it work?

Data Collection

The first step in the process. We gather as much information as possible to make an informed assessment. We will request your annual site electrical data and determine your roof space and what is achievable in terms of roof area and roof type.

Preliminary Proposal

As soon as we have analysed the data and determined the correct system size we will present you with a preliminary proposal.

A preliminary proposal is sufficiently detailed enough to allow us to determine if solar array is the right for solution for your business. We want what is right for you. So this is an important step before either party commits too much time or resource on something that may not progress past the concept stage in the short/medium-term.

Full Technical Site Survey

If our proposal is within the ballpark, the next step is to meet you on-site to measure and understand the different variables on-site.

Official Proposal

Assuming all goes well we will return to you a formal proposal. This proposal will be more detailed than the preliminary proposal and give an indication of what the installation will look like and if there will be interruptions to site operations.

Project Agreed

Once you have agreed to move forward with your project we begin the process for ESB Networks connection application.

Project Delivery

As soon as the appropriate permissions are agreed upon and in place, we move into the installation phase.

We work closely with you and your teams to ensure there is minimal disruption to site operations.

System Commissioning and Handover

Once your solar PV system has been successfully installed, we will arrange a detailed handover with you and your team. We will go through all the various operating procedures and the online monitoring portal.

One Year Review

One year on from when your system is commissioned, we will organise an annual review of your system. We will analyse your system data, give the system a health check and provide you with feedback on performance.

Solar Power for Businesses

Large or small companies can benefit from installing solar energy. Rising electricity costs and good roof space make solar energy a smart investment on commercial properties.

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What you can expect from us

Full design & build solution

There is a lot more to solar than just fixing some PV panels to your roof. We use specialist solar design software to get exactly the right solution for you and your home.

Experienced registered installers

Your solar journey should be as smooth as possible. That's why we only work with SEAI registered solar panel installers. We don't have a sales team. Everyone who works for us is an experienced engineer who can speak to you in plain English.

Support & warranties

When it comes to solar, there should be no repeat customers. That's because, when we install your system, it should last for a generation. Our solar panels come with a 15-year product warranty as standard. Other parts and labour are also guaranteed. This is a long-term investment and, if you need help, we're here for the long-haul.

Fully insured

The safety and security of your home is very important to us. That's why we carry a minimum of €5 million of Public and Product Liability Insurance, as well as €500,000 of Professional Indemnity Insurance and €13.5 million of Employer's Liability Insurance.

Fanatical about customer service

Switching to solar electricity should make you feel good. With PureVolt Solar, you will be dealing with the same person from start to finish – and it's their job to make that happen. You should expect exceptional customer service before, during and after your installation. No exceptions.

No hidden costs

With our straightforward pricing, you will always know exactly what you're spending and exactly what you're getting. No hidden costs, no unpleasant surprises.

No suit, no briefcase

If you're looking for a flashy sales rep, we can't help you sorry. With PureVolt Solar, you'll be dealing with skilled engineers who believe in solar and who can answer your questions in plain English.

Open, honest and transparent

If your home isn't suitable for solar or battery storage, we'll say so. If we mess something up, we'll hold our hands up straight away and put things right. No matter the situation, you can expect us to be 100% upfront and honest. It's written into our core values.

Technical excellence

We're a small team of self-confessed tech nerds, and we only work with the best technologies available. That goes for their value and their performance. In a fast-changing industry, we want you to have peace of mind that you're getting the very best products available. They're the only products we offer.

Help Flying the flag

There's never been more pressure on businesses not just to do their part, but to show they are doing their part. We can help. Drone imagery, sustainability reports, and we can even get out our megaphone and shout about your eco investments through our own channels too.

How can we help you?

Our own eco stories Steps on our own eco journey
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What do PureVolt Solar do? Our Services
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Learn more about PureVolt Our resources hub
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Helping your business fly the flag

We are here to help make sure society knows you are doing your part.

We understand that as a business, it's never been more important to communicate with your clients that you are contributing to the causes they believe in. Consumers are increasingly factoring social and environmental factors into their purchasing decisions, and so the pressure is on businesses to not only do their part, but to let the world know too. We are here to help.

Your Sustainability Report

For each business installation we do, we can generate a sustainability report, highlighting the actions you've taken, and how that's contributing to reducing your carbon footprint. This is entirely free.

  • Drone Imagery

    Great images from the sky to show off your new investment in the best possible light.

  • System Outline

    To help you tell the world what you've installed - the area, number of panels, peak production.

  • Green Electricity Contribution

    How much clean, green electricity your business is now contributing to Ireland

  • Carbon Footprint Reduction

    The number of tonnes of CO2 per year your new system should save the planet from.

  • No financials

    We do not include any financial information, unless of course you would like us too.

Delivered in a format to suit you

We can do any (or all) of the below formats, depending on what helps you the most. Just let us know what works for you.

  • Website imagery & info

    If you are building a page on your website to highlight your actions, you are going to need the information and quality imagery to match. We can supply both.

  • PDF

    Super easy to share, we can give you a ready-to-go PDF you can share with clients and the wider community alike.

  • Page on our website

    The easiest of all the options and extra exposure for you. We can add a sustainability report as a page on our website, which you can easily share via social media and more.

How do I get my sustainability report?

To get your report, just let us know you are interested at any point when we are chatting and planning your solar installation. We'd very happily make that sustainability report for you once your solar panels are installed (it's free.)