Businesses missing out on £12bn onsite solar energy savings

A report by PowerMarket has revealed that UK businesses are missing out on approximately £12bn of energy savings a year. 

Their Solar feasibility study claims businesses are failing to evaluate facilities to see if they’re suitable for onsite rooftop solar installations. The study found that based on findings from 30 of the largest science parks in the UK, if just 5% of the UK’s commercial building estate was used for solar installations, estimated at 2,500 hectares of south-facing roof space, businesses would collectively save around £12.6bn annually on energy costs. 

edie covered the report, stating that PowerMarket is calling on businesses to evaluate rooftop space at offices, data centres and warehouses in order to see if energy cost savings could be delivered. 

Read the full report here