Solar solutions for Greater London businesses

Maximise your capital expenditure, enhance your reputation and secure a sustainable future

Elevate your business
Cut energy costs
Shield from rising prices
Gain energy independence
Improved public relations
Enhanced ROI
Get paid for surplus energy
Save thousands with tax breaks
Gain energy independence
Robust 10-25 year guarantees
Discover the key benefits of installing solar with us

Why go solar with London Charging?

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Utility & financial savings

• Experience substantial financial returns, with potential for ROI in just a few years.
• Unlock the potential of unused roofs, transforming them into efficient energy sources.
• Actively reduce monthly energy bills and earn from excess electricity.
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Expert project management
• From initial assessment to final connection, we handle it all.

• Our dedicated Commercial Project Managers ensure smooth installs.
• Benefit from our renowned expertise, exemplified by our portfolio of successful projects.
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Eco-friendly and sustainable
• Make a significant stride in lowering your carbon footprint.

• Utilise clean, renewable energy that produces zero emissions.

• Transform your building into a beacon of sustainability.

Installations you can trust

With installations for government entities including the Port of London Authority

Our independent expertise has led to a diverse portfolio of successful installations for businesses, homes and government entities

Our solar installations come with a robust 10 year guarantee on workmanship.
We use Tier 1 products with 25 year guarantees
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Store energy, optimise its usage
• Maximise the advantages of solar power by incorporating battery storage, enabling energy use during evening hours.
• Profit by selling surplus energy back to the grid using the 'Smart Export Guarantee'.
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Enhanced PR and brand image
• Showcase your commitment to a sustainable future.

• Connect with the growing audience of eco-aware consumers.
• Stand out as a responsible and forward-thinking brand in the market.
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Safety, efficiency, & excellence
• Trust in our capability to handle intricate installations within tight schedules.
• Ensure utmost safety, especially in challenging live-retrofit situations.
• Rely on our in-house team's skill set and unparalleled experience.

Expert Consultation and Support

Get answers to all your questions and concerns regarding solar installation, incentives and financing

Tailored consultations to understand the best solar solutions for your home.

Access latest government schemes: SEG, Solar Together, Green Homes Grant
Get guided support for making the most of these opportunities.

Solar Panel Tax Incentives

Maximise your savings with the 50% First Year Allowance (FYA)

Major tax relief measures: The 50% First Year Allowance (FYA) has been extended until 2026. This initiative is regarded as the largest tax cut in British history.
Solar panels qualify: Businesses investing in solar panels can benefit from the 50% FYA. This allows them to reduce their taxable profits by half of their solar investment.
Notable savings example: If your Solar PV investment is £80,000, you can claim a capital allowance of £40,000 (50% of the investment). This results in a tax saving of £7,600, given the 19% corporate tax rate.
Everything you need to know about solar for business

Solar FAQ's

Do you need planning permission to install solar?

Home and business solar setups don't need planning permission unless the site is a listed building, within a conservation area or World Heritage site. If this is the case, solar can still be installed as long as the panels are not visible from the road.

What does a site survey involve?

A site surveyor will pop by to assess the structure and orientation of your roof. They’ll assess your electrics and determine the best cable routes, and take photographs of the roof for reference purposes.

Are site surveys free?

Of course! Our site surveys for solar, battery and electric vehicle installations are 100% complimentary.

How long do solar panels last?

Different manufacturers offer varied warranties for their solar panels. Typically, you'll see a 10-year product warranty and a 25-year performance guarantee. But many panels outlive these periods.

How long does battery storage last?

Batteries typically have a base lifespan of 10 years. With a standard 6000-cycle warranty and a 10-year product guarantee, the actual lifespan can vary. Heavy daily use, like multiple times a day, might mean closer to 10 years. But less frequent use can extend their life.

What warranties and guarantees do we offer?

A 10-year warranty on the product.A 25-year guarantee for performance.A decade-long warranty from battery manufacturers.A warranty for workmanship backed by insurance.A life cycle guarantee ranging from 6,000 to 10,000 cycles.

Does solar energy pay off in the long run?

Harnessing the sun doesn't cost a dime! After covering the initial cost of setting up your solar panels, you'll find savings on your monthly energy bills. Plus, you have the option to cash in by selling any extra energy and battery storage back to the Grid.

How much money will I save with solar energy?

Creating your own solar energy rather than using the National Grid's can substantially reduce your electricity expenses. With a 4kWp solar panel array, The Energy Saving Trustprojects yearly savings of £500-£700 via the Smart Export Guarantee (SEG), depending on your residence. By integrating battery storage, you're storing extra energy for nighttime use, further reducing your reliance on the Grid

How can solar cut my carbon emissions?

100 tonnes of carbon can be offset if you switch to solar.
Imagine driving an average car for about 250,000 miles. That's roughly the distance you'd cover driving ten times around Earth's equator. In that journey, you'd emit around 40 tonnes of CO2. By switching to solar, over a 30-year period, you're offsetting the carbon of not just one, but two and a half such global car trips. 100 tonnes of carbon—erased from your carbon impact and our world's air.
- Your energy consumption is responsible for 50% of your home’s carbon production.
- Households contribute to 40% of the UK’s total carbon emissions.
- UK home’s produce 8.1 tonnes of CO2 on average per year

Do solar panels require maintenance?

Solar panels require minimal maintenance, as they self-clean during rainfall. For any additional dirt, a simple rinse with a hose suffices. The lack of moving parts in photovoltaic (PV) systems means fewer components prone to wear, and the panels are designed to last, with warranties often covering up to 25 years. Although panels have a coating that repels dust and water (especially when angled above 10 degrees), in areas with excessive dust, leaves, or bird droppings, a gentle wash with hot water can help, but avoid abrasive materials or chemicals to prevent damaging the protective coating.

Can solar panels function on cloudy days?

It's essential to distinguish between direct sunlight and daylight. Solar panels harness energy from daylight, not necessarily direct sunbeams. As a result, they remain effective even when skies are overcast.

Is my roof suitable for solar panels?

Your roof's size, direction, and angle are key determinants for solar panel efficiency. A roof space of 10-20m^2 can typically provide up to 45% of an average home's electricity. While south-facing roofs free of shade are ideal, east or west-facing ones still generate 80-85% of what a southern exposure would. In the UK, the sun's angle averages between 50-60 degrees, making a 30-40 degree roof pitch optimal, coincidentally the standard for most UK homes. While direct sunshine is primary, ambient light and reflections also contribute, making even non-south-facing roofs valuable. In fact, surfaces between SW to SE, at 10 to 50-degree angles, can achieve 95% optimal performance, and east or west orientations about 85%. Essentially, nearly all roofs can significantly benefit from solar panels.

Can solar panels function on cloudy days?

It's essential to distinguish between direct sunlight and daylight. Solar panels harness energy from daylight, not necessarily direct sunbeams. As a result, they remain effective even when skies are overcast.

Are solar panels eligible for capital allowances?

Yes, solar panels qualify for capital allowances, allowing businesses to deduct the full cost of their installation from taxable profits in the first year. This tax incentive encourages companies to invest in renewable energy for their commercial sites. To qualify, the solar setup must be permanent, primarily serve the business premises, and meet specific standards, such as those set by the Microgeneration Certification Scheme.

How do we make switching to green energy simple?

Our tried and trusted process

1
Chat with a solar expert
Reach out to our expert team. Together, we'll explore solar products and pinpoint the ideal solution tailored to your needs.
2
Free site survey
Get a free quote. Pleased with our estimate? We'll swing by, laser-measure your roof, and chat about any queries you might have.
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Seamless installation
Enjoy a smooth installation day. Receive your monitoring tools and MCS certificate, assuring top-tier product and installation standards.