50kW Solar Panel System.

Choose a 50kW solar panel system and see annual 5-figure savings on your business' energy bills.

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Does this apply to your business?

Keen to reduce your business electricity bills

Want to reduce reliance on the energy grid

Want to reduce your carbon footprint

Want to harness the power of the sun

We Save Businesses Time & Money
By comparing the highest-rated installers at the best price.

How Business Solar UK Can Make Your Solar Panel Search Simpler

If you’re looking for local solar installers that can provide you with a 50kW solar panel system for your business, then look no further. We can help you generate your own renewable energy and save serious money on your energy bills, and it all works incredibly simply.

YOU fill out a quick form answering questions about your business and its energy needs.

WE present you with a range of packages tailored to your business and commercial properties.

YOU choose which local installer you’d like to work with based on their reputation and previous solar installations.

WE connect the two of you so you can get started ASAP.

And it’s all based off a few simple criteria:

  • What you’re looking for (in this case, a 50kW solar panel system installation)
  • The installer’s reputation
  • Both of your locations
  • And where you can make the most savings

Which Businesses Can 50kW Solar Panels Be Suitable For?

A 50kW solar system is usually suitable for medium to large sized businesses depending on how much energy they need. If you’re using around 500kW of energy per day, then a 50kW solar system will suffice. But we appreciate you might not know your business’ energy use off the top of your head, so you won’t know how much generated energy you’ll need from your panels.

To help, here are a few examples of businesses that successfully use 50kW systems for their business needs:

  • Office buildings
  • Hospitality settings
  • Schools
  • Small-Medium farms

 

How suitable a 50kW system is for your business really depends on your business’ energy needs, rather than your business type. Compare Solar Suppliers with us today, and we’ll be able to put you in touch with MCS Certified local installers, who can talk through your commercial solar panel installation options with you.

How Much Does A 50kW Grid Solar System Cost?

A 50kW system will typically cost from £45,000-£55,000 depending on the supplier you choose to go with and the exact number of solar panels you require.

Remember: Different types of solar panels will produce different amounts of energy, so the exact amount of solar panels you’ll require for a 50kW solar PV system will differ depending on the type of solar panels you opt for in your solar array.

How Will I Cover The High Upfront Cost Of Solar Panel Prices?

Most asset finance providers are only too happy to provide finance to businesses looking to opt for greener energy solutions for their commercial property, and solar is no exception!

We can put you in touch with asset finance providers who will cover the upfront cost of your solar installation and you can repay them over a period of ten years, with help from the energy bill savings you’ll make during that time.

If you have the capital to invest in a 50kW grid solar system for your business right now, then you could also rely on tax relief from the Annual Investment Allowance to help reduce the cost.

This allows businesses to offset 100% of the cost of their new solar panels against their taxable profits, helping reduce their corporation tax bill, and effectively reducing the cost of going solar by 19%.

It’s also worth considering the savings you’ll make each year too, thanks to the reduction in your energy costs…

How Much Will A 50kW System Save Me Per Year?

Large, medium, and small businesses will all save money with solar panels, and many businesses will find those savings to be significant!

Typically, a 50kW solar system will save an average of around £10,561 per year, but this will vary depending on your typical annual energy bills and how optimal the conditions are (such as no shading and your panels being south facing).

Energy prices change frequently, meaning your annual savings may be more or less than the suggested amount, depending on the energy prices at the time of your comparison. Regardless, five-figure savings are common and you should expect to see similar savings per year.

If your savings amounted to the average of £10,561 per year, and your new 50kW system cost around £45,000, you could expect to have covered the full cost of your system in less than 4.5 years, with just the money you save on your bills!

What Will A 50kW Solar System Usually Include?

Although each 50kW system will look a little different, a 50.1kW system ideal for office buildings from our usual installer partners will include:

  • 92 x 545W Canadian Solar Panels
  • 50kW 3-Phase Solis String Inverter
  • MCS Certified Equipment And Installers
  • 25 Year Panel Performance Guarantee
  • Extended Inverter Warranty

 

All with prices starting from £45,000. 

What Are The Pros And Cons Of A 50kW System For My Business?

ProsCons
Saves you significant money on your business’ electricity billsYou’re committed to your business premises for the foreseeable future in order to get the best ROI
Earns you money from SEG payments for your excess energy when sold back to the National GridHigh upfront costs can still be a drawback for some businesses, but remember there are finance options available if you don’t have the capital to invest today
Improves your business’ carbon footprint thanks to your new reliance on renewable energy 
Protects your business against outages meaning you’re never affected by power issues in your area 
You beat any future energy price rises because you put your business in charge of its own energy production, so price hikes in energy costs will no longer affect you 
Improved brand reputation as clients, customers, and fellow businesses look to align themselves with future-thinking green businesses  

Some of the Solar PV Suppliers We Compare

Our Commercial Solar Packages

We provide bespoke system designs for every business, based upon your energy usage and rooftop availability. To give you an idea of the savings and cost of a system, the below are some of our common system sizes.

50.1kW Solar PV System

Ideal for office buildings

Save £10,561 per year

From £45,000

110.1kW Solar PV System

Ideal for warehouse buildings

Save £23,396 per year

From £96,300

250.7kW Solar PV System

Ideal for manufacturing plants

Save £53,275 per year

From £212,500

501.4kW Solar PV System

Ideal for distribution centres

Save £106,549 per year

From £418,600

All savings are based upon a solar generation yield of 850kWh/kWp installed per annum, with usage of 71.43% of solar energy generated, assuming a 35p/kWh electricity import rate. Savings may change year on year dependent upon weather conditions, energy prices and system degradation in line with warrantied output.

Why Choose Business Solar UK For Solar Panel Installation ?

Compare Solar Suppliers with us today to get the best deals in your local area for a 50kW solar panel installation. 

Why? Well, that’s simple. We:

  • Save you time

  • Help reduce the cost of your 50kW system thanks to our comparison tools 

  • Put you in contact with solar installers that are ready to work with you

  • Ensure you’re working with the best quality MCS Certified installers in your area

How it works
With just a few simple steps, we’ll suggest the right solar package for you and your business…
1. You answer

A few questions about your business and your solar energy needs.

2. You pick

A solar package that is tailored to your business needs.

3. We connect

We connect you with local installers and any available grants to you.

Find your local

Solar Business Fund Partner

We save you on average 24% when investing into Solar for your organisation.

We will check if you qualify for any incentives or grants

Match to a local company keen to help you start saving

50kW Solar Panel System FAQs:

A 50kW system will typically have around 100 solar PV panels, so as you can imagine, it will take multiple days to get everything up and running for your business. How long it will take exactly will depend on your location, the size of the installation, and any additional requirements to ensure the work can be carried out as safely as possible.

In most cases, no, as commercial solar panel installations will come under ‘Permitted Development’ for a commercial setting. If the panels are to be ground mounted or don’t meet the conditions laid down regarding size of the system, height, distance from the property boundary, and visibility, then planning permission may be required.

Planning permission would be required if your premises are a listed building or the solar PV installation is to be sited within a Conservation Area. Talk to the local installer we put you in touch with to find out if planning permission is required for your commercial solar project.

You may need to discuss your modern solar panels installation plans with your distribution network operator (DNO) if you’re planning such a large installation. With a large enough roof space you could create a solar farm with the capacity to provide power to others in your local area. That creates a load issue on the national grid, though, and your DNO will need to be informed to ensure the grid isn’t overloaded, causing issues for everyone.

It surprises most business owners, but a 50kW system is relatively low maintenance and therefore costs for your business are minimal. Besides solar maintenance once a year to make sure everything is in working order, and cleaning twice a year, most solar panels need very little input from their owners.

Cleaning and maintenance packages for commercial solar panels are available with a range of installers for a reasonable price.

Does this apply to your business?

Bills

Your business is keen to reduce electricity bills

Independence

Your business wants to produce its own energy

Environment

Your business wants to be seen as more eco-friendly.

Owner

Your business owns the premises with your own roof space

Brands using Solar Power

Example Commercial Solar Projects

Salisbury Cathedral

Prodrive Motorsport

Marks & Spencer

Be Energy Bill Smart

in 2024

Save massively on your electricity bills when you invest in solar.

How can I pay for Solar?

When it comes to commercial solar, there are a few ways to purchase your system, we’ll help to guide you through your options.

AIA

Using the Annual Investment Allowance, you can deduct the cost of your system against corporation tax.

Asset Financing

Spread the cost with asset financing and use your bill savings to pay off your annual loan repayments

Outright Purchase

Purchase your system outright, for the best return on investment

Find your local

Solar Business Fund Partner

We save you on average 24% when investing into Solar for your organisation.

We will check if you qualify for any incentives or grants

Match to a local company keen to help you start saving