How to implement renewable energy

Trustpilot Logo

Rated Excellent on Trustpilot
(Over 2,500 Reviews)

Get immediate pricing Save up to 65%
Choose your business address

Can’t see the address? Enter manually

Are you comparing for a business or home?

Business

Home


Go Back
Select Utility
Now please select a utility I want to get prices for...
Gas
Electric
Gas & Electric
Water
Go Back
Next
Please enter your business gas information
How much do you spend & how often?

An estimate is fine if you don't have a bill to hand

Go Back
Get Prices

Let’s save time, can we automatically gather meter information?

? What does this mean?
To get your quotes at lightening speed we need several key pieces of information which can all be found on your electricity bill. But by simply ticking this box, we can search ‘industry held data’ to get your meter number, electricity consumption and current energy supplier. This means that we can get you quick quotes without asking you to dig out all of your paperwork. This is personal data therefore we need you to allow us to access this information.
Go Back

Do you know your electric meter number?

Does your meter number end in any of the following?

Go Back
Enter meter number
I don’t know
Please enter your business electricity information
How much do you spend & how often?

An estimate is fine if you don't have a bill to hand

Start date for a new contract?
Get Prices
Please enter your water information
How much do you spend & how often?

An estimate is fine if you don't have a bill to hand

Go Back
Get Prices

    Enter your details below to get quotes We’ve helped over 90,000 businesses
    Trustpilot Logo

    Rated Excellent on Trustpilot
    (Over 2,500 Reviews)

    Guide Author

    James Longley

    Managing Director

    min read
    Last Updated December 8, 2021

    Switching to renewable energy can be a game-changer for businesses. Not only can it save money and help businesses to meet ambitious sustainability targets, but it can also transform their corporate image. By committing to green business energy, your company can become known as an industry leader for environmental responsibility.

    There’s also the risk that by sticking to fossil fuels, you could get left behind. Recent research has found that around a third of businesses in the UK are generating their own energy. The retail sector is leading the way, with almost 40 per cent of firms investing in green power production.

    There are two key ways to implement renewable energy in your company. The first is to switch to a supplier offering a green tariff. This is where 100 per cent  (or a significant proportion) of the energy supplied comes from renewable sources. Many of the major suppliers offer such a tariff, or you may prefer to choose a specialist in renewable energy.

    The other option is to generate green energy yourself. This requires a significant investment in infrastructure and equipment, but it can pay for itself over time. You’ll also have the chance to make huge savings on your business energy bills. Some companies are even able to generate revenue through selling excess energy back to the grid.

    With the ability to tap into your own power source, you’ll have more freedom and more control. Even if the energy market experiences periods of unpredictability, you’ll have valuable price protection – because you aren’t so reliant on energy suppliers.

    What are the best renewable energy sources?

    If you’re considering generating your own power, there are a few choices available to you. Renewable sources of energy suitable for small-scale commercial use include solar panels, wind turbines and biomass technology.

    The technology you choose depends on a number of crucial factors. For example, the location  of your premises and how much space you have available. Your budget for infrastructure investment also plays a key role, as do the policies of your local authority and the type of buildings your business owns.

    Solar power is considered the best renewable energy source for businesses. This is mainly because it is more feasible to implement compared to wind power, where a great deal of space would be needed to install a large turbine. You may also face local planning restrictions, objections from residents and other on-site restrictions. Unless you enjoy a coastal or high ground location, own your land and have the support of the local authority, wind power may not be a viable option.

    Solar panels, on the other hand, take up relatively little space and can be accommodated on existing rooftops. How much power you can generate depends on your location and the orientation of rooftop space (south-facing rooftops are able to absorb more sunlight). You’ll also need a large amount of unused rooftop or other space. If you’re able to invest heavily in solar power generation, you could replace your current energy source completely. Otherwise, you may need to have a back-up source of power available.

    Other renewable energy systems include biomass technology, which generates energy by burning organic material (i.e. straw or wood pellets). You can also invest in solar thermal energy installations or ground source heat pumps.

    Each business is different, so you’ll need to weigh up all of your options carefully before choosing the best system for your company. It’s recommended to speak to a green energy specialist for tailored advice, so you can choose the system – or combination of systems – that will deliver the best return on investment for your business. You need a solution that fits your needs and budget, generates the power you need and is the most cost-effective.

    Get the best prices and deals on your utilities

    Immediate pricing access to almost all UK suppliers

    Utility Bidder
    Business Gas

    Business Gas

    Immediate pricing access to all major UK gas suppliers. We can save you upto 65% on your business gas prices.

    Business Electricity

    Business Electricity

    We manage 20,000 electric meters for our commercial customers – So you’re in safe hands.

    Business Energy

    Business Energy

    We’ll find the best prices and provide you with a hassle free service for both your business gas and electricity….

    Business Water

    Business Water

    With our help. You’ll get a better quality service, lower water bills and better value for money.

    Compare business electricity rates and business gas prices

    It only takes a couple of minutes to save £100's on your utility bills

    Go Back
    x

    Get your estimated savings in minutes

    We compare live prices from 27+ suppliers

    Get a quote in minutes Compare top UK suppliers Best price guarantee

    Trustpilot Logo

    Rated Excellent on Trustpilot
    (Over 2,500 Reviews)

    Get immediate pricing Save up to 65%
    Choose your business address

    Can’t see the address? Enter manually

    Are you comparing for a business or home?

    Business

    Home


    Go Back
    Select Utility
    Now please select a utility I want to get prices for...
    Gas
    Electric
    Gas & Electric
    Water
    Go Back
    Next
    Please enter your business gas information
    How much do you spend & how often?

    An estimate is fine if you don't have a bill to hand

    Go Back
    Get Prices

    Let’s save time, can we automatically gather meter information?

    ? What does this mean?
    To get your quotes at lightening speed we need several key pieces of information which can all be found on your electricity bill. But by simply ticking this box, we can search ‘industry held data’ to get your meter number, electricity consumption and current energy supplier. This means that we can get you quick quotes without asking you to dig out all of your paperwork. This is personal data therefore we need you to allow us to access this information.
    Go Back

    Do you know your electric meter number?

    Does your meter number end in any of the following?

    Go Back
    Enter meter number
    I don’t know
    Please enter your business electricity information
    How much do you spend & how often?

    An estimate is fine if you don't have a bill to hand

    Start date for a new contract?
    Get Prices
    Please enter your water information
    How much do you spend & how often?

    An estimate is fine if you don't have a bill to hand

    Go Back
    Get Prices

      Enter your details below to get quotes We’ve helped over 90,000 businesses