Time is running out to make money from wasted roof space

Leading renewables company Redsky Solar is advising companies considering switching to solar power to act now after the Government announced cuts to the money it pays those who generate solar energy.

AV Dawson

The Government currently pays a Feed-in Tariff to those generating solar electricity and this can be particularly profitable for warehouses, distribution centres and others with large premises who can install large solar arrays on wasted roof space.

However, the Feed-in Tariff rate is set to be cut by up to 87 per cent to around 1.63p per unit from January 2016 onwards.

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Managing Director of Redsky, Paul Smith said: “The Government’s announcement that Feed-in Tariffs will be cut drastically in January means that time is running out for those considering switching to solar to profit from these incentives.

“Installing solar panels is a great way to make money from wasted roof space but companies only have until around late October to sign up so that installation can take place in time to secure the higher rate and fix it for 20 years.

“We would encourage anyone considering solar to act now and secure maximum profit from their system.”

redsky logoRedsky Solar installed a 1000 panel solar array on the warehouse roof for distributor AV Dawson. The Solar PV system was designed to generate 194,250 kWh in its first year, resulting in an income of around £23,844 from government subsidies and a pay back period for the system of six years.

Redsky Solar is a subsidiary of leading roofing contractor Longworth Group and is a member of the National Federation of Roofing Contractors.

For more information about Redsky Solar please visit www.redskysolar.co.uk or call 0151 556 0535

About Redsky Solar:

  • Redsky Solar is a subsidiary of one of the UK’s leading envelope contractors, the Longworth Group, and benefits Longworth’s 150 years of experience in the roofing industry.
  • Redsky Solar offers a complete service from initial consultation and design advice to installation, monitoring and maintenance in the commercial and public sectors.
  • Redsky is a member of the National Federation of Roofing Contractors and is affiliated to the Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) – an industry-led and internationally-recognised quality assurance scheme supported by the Department of Energy and Climate Change.

· Redsky Solar shares the UK’s short term commitment to meeting 15% of energy demand from renewable sources by 2020. Long term, Redsky believes that renewables have a crucial role to play in the future of the planet and will continue to strive towards making the most of natural resources.