Tuesday 25th Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

Free solar panels for warehouses

Sundog Energy is offering to install solar panels to warehouses for free, taking its fee from the government’s Clean Energy Cashback scheme.

The scheme, also known as the feed-in-tariff, pays for every kilowatt hour of electricity produced. The amount paid per hour is determined by the type of technology and the size of the system.

These tariffs should cover the initial capital cost of installation and, according to the government, earn a return of up to 8 per cent a year.

Sundog reckons that solar photovoltaic systems will continue to generate cost and carbon free electricity for at least 40 to 50 years and that owners of large “sheds” with some on-site use of electricity, are ideally placed to take advantage.

Sundog is just about to install a £1.3million, 250 kWp, PV system in the main rail shed roof at Kings Cross Station.