Solar Energy Solutions in Colchester


The Problem

Businesses are under pressure to:

• Control their energy costs whilst prices increase.
• Reduce their carbon emissions to net zero.
• Show customers they care about the environment.

But to do so requires money and time.


The Solution

Have solar PV installed for zero capital cost with a power purchase agreement (PPA). The customer pays for the solar electricity they use, not the equipment.

  • PPA electricity rates are about 30%-50%* less than Grid-based contract rates.
  • Your customer will be using 100% renewable energy generated at their site.
  • The solar PV system is fully-funded, installed and maintained.



What We Do

Solar PPA use funding from Octopus Renewables to provide on-site solar PV systems, for zero capital cost with a power purchase agreement. In addition we can also include other zero carbon equipment within the PPA:

Battery storage, so your customers can maximise the use of their solar electricity generation.

EV charging, so your customers can charge their vehicles using their cheap solar electricity.


How It Works

Fully-funded solar means your customer pays for the solar electricity they use at the PPA price, and not for the equipment.

The customer receives cheap renewable electricity from the on-site solar, and starts saving immediately as there is no capital cost to pay back. Any remaining energy required by the customer is supplied by their Grid-based supplier.page5image39785728 page5image39785920

Solar PV System

Installed and maintained at no cost, and funded by the PPA provider.


Buys solar electricity from the PPA provider, cheaper than the Grid

Electricity Supplier

Continues to supply any additional electricity required.


The Process: Normally 6-9 months

Initial Desktop Design: using electricity data, roof images, and our software, we provide a draft design and PPA quote.

Consents: we deal with the local authority and Distribution Network Operator (DNO) to obtain the necessary consents. This is the most time consuming part of the process.

Survey & Technical Design: full technical and structural surveys are carried out for the design pack and physical layout. The detailed PPA quote is provided.

Pre-start meeting: we meet to discuss the works before installation begins.
Energisation: the system is connected. Our quality engineer visits to check all is correct and provides the handover pack.

Remote monitoring: we continuously monitor the system to ensure it is operating to design, and to provide performance reports.



The Outcome

Fully-funded solar provides excellent business benefits, without the need for capital or ongoing service costs.

  • Cheap on-site renewable energy.
  • Significant reductions in carbon emissions.
  • Protection against increasing Grid energy costs.
  • A powerful Corporate Social Responsibility message to customers, investors, and suppliers.
  • A major step towards Net Zero Carbon.

To learn more about solar energy solutions in Colchester, please contact us.

0800 954 5117

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