Commercial Solar Solutions

Aniron Renewables, through its Solutions & Consulting division, provides unique, state-of-the-art solutions to suit customers’ solar requirements. Its services will span across the entire lifecycle – conceptualising, prototyping, installation and commissioning.

Aniron Renewables leverages its domain knowledge and strong technical expertise in tailoring roof top solar power solutions for clients.

Aniron Renewables solutions and consulting model

Aniron Renewables has developed an ecosystem of partnerships in place with leading domestic & international module & inverter manufacturers.

Coupled with a strong internal design & project management team, Aniron Renewables is ideally positioned to assist clients who have a desire to build solar photovoltaic solutions, but do not have the necessary experience and industry support to execute such projects.

Why Photovoltaics?

Cut your electricity bills: sunlight is free, so once you’ve paid for the initial installation, your electricity costs will be reduced.

  • Get paid for the electricity you generate: the government’s Feed-In Tariffs pay you for the electricity you generate, even if you use it.
  • Sell electricity back to the grid: if your system is producing more electricity than you need, or when you can’t use it, you can sell the surplus back to the grid.
  • Cut your carbon footprint: solar electricity is green, renewables energy and doesn’t release any harmful carbon dioxide or other pollutants. A typical commercial solar PV system could save multiple tonnes of carbon dioxide per year – that’s more than 30 tonnes over its lifetime.

The Feed-In Tariff

Under the government’s feed-in tariff (FIT) scheme, you’ll be paid for every unit of electricity you generate, whether you use it or not.

Since the scheme was introduced in 2010 it’s encouraged thousands of UK property owners to install PV panels. And as well as securing strong financial returns through the tariff, you’ll also enjoy lower energy bills, protect your building from rising fuel prices and lower your impact on the environment. It all makes solar PV the ultimate feel-good investment.

We only install Tier 1 systems

We prefer to give our clients a choice of tier A modules based on performance and aesthetic appeal. From our all black panels from SolarWorld, to other high performing panels from the likes of LG.

For our solar inverters (that convert the solar panel DC power in usable AC power) we work with Solaredge & SMA.

Solar Guarantees? Peace of mind comes with our systems.

Such is the design and quality of our system, we also offer a solar generation guarantee, which means we can pay back the difference in any lesser generation.

How the Feed in Tariff works

The feed-in tariff is guaranteed by the government for 20 years. Payments will also increase in line with inflation.

If you have a solar PV system installed at your premises, you’ll benefit in three ways:

You’ll get paid for all the electricity you produce

This is called the generation tariff. Your electricity supplier will pay you the current FIT rates for every unit of electricity your system generates, whether you use it in your building or not. Currently the rate for new installed commercial installations  up to 10 kW is 4.38p for every unit (or kWh) you generate.

You’ll get extra payment for the electricity you don’t use

Also known as the export tariff. You probably won’t use all the energy you generate, so what’s left over will be exported into the grid. Your electricity provider will pay you an extra 4.77p for every unit. If you system is less than 30 kW, most suppliers can’t meter this, so they assume you’ll use half the units you produce and pay you for the rest.

You’ll reduce your energy bills

Electricity generated by your solar panels will feed directly into your premises, so it will power any appliances you’re using during daylight hours. As electricity prices continue to rise, this is a huge benefit for our customers.

Eligible systems

To claim the tariff, your system needs to meet a few simple criteria:

  • Your installer must be accredited with the Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS)
  • Your panels must also be approved and must be new. Second-hand or reconditioned equipment isn’t eligible.
  • Your energy supplier must offer FIT payments. The big six suppliers – British Gas, EDF, E.ON, Npower, Scottish Power or Scottish & Southern Energy – are legally obliged to make payments and many (though not all) smaller suppliers have opted in to the scheme.
  • Since 1 April 2012, properties must also meet the minimum energy efficiency standards to claim the full tariff. This is explained in more detail below.

Energy Performance Certificates

  • From 1 April 2012, only buildings that have an energy performance certificate (EPC) at grade D or above will receive the full feed-in tariff
  • EPC’s give property owners a snapshot of how energy efficient their building is.

Registering for FITs

Registering for payments is simple. First we’ll add you to the central MCS database, then send you a certificate confirming your system complies with MCS standards. Next, you’ll need to tell your electricity supplier you’d like to register for the FIT and send them a completed application form along with your MCS certificate and the energy performance certificate. Don’t worry, we’ll help with all the paperwork.

Your electricity supplier will check your installation against the MCS database, confirm that the system’s eligible and add you to the Ofgem Central FIT Register. They’ll also let you know when they need you to give meter readings, and tell you when to expect payment.

Solar PV Systems above 50 kW

For Solar PV systems that exceed 50 kW, a different accreditation process must be followed. This is know as ROO-FIT. Essentially the net result is the same in that your installation will become eligible for the Feed in Tariff over 20 years as explained above already.

However ROO-FIT allows us to gain pre-accreditation for the system before it is actually installed. The benefit of this is that you will gain the Feed in Tariff for the current period, rather than the future period once you solar plant has been commissioned. Since larger installations also require planning permission, this makes a lot more sense.