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How Retrofitting Solar Panels Helps Reduce Carbon Emissions

Retrofitting solar panels is an excellent way for any industrial or commercial business to reduce its energy bills, contribute towards its ESG strategy and lower its property’s greenhouse gas emissions. SNRG helps businesses realise the numerous benefits that the retrofitting option brings, internally and alongside an external ESG strategy.

Read on and discover how retrofitting solar panels can help reduce carbon emissions, reduce monthly business energy costs, and be a tool for industrial and commercial spaces to intersect with a profitable green future.

The Urgency In Retrofitting: What Are Carbon Emissions?

How Retrofitting Solar Panels Helps Reduce Carbon Emissions

Industrial and commercial properties contribute significantly to global climate change through carbon emissions, also known as carbon dioxide or CO2 emissions. Specifically in the energy and transportation sectors, there is still a toxic preference for outdated fossil fuels, versus new green technology.

The damage we are causing to the planet is quickly becoming irreversible, and we need to switch rapidly to renewable energy sources. The UK was one of the first major economies to pass a Net Zero emissions law, but collectively we are all contributing to the problem. We can make a meaningful difference by bringing industrial and commercial structures into the present with solar panel retrofitting.

4 Reasons Why Retrofitting Solar Panels Helps Reduce Carbon Emissions

Solar energy is quickly becoming a leading choice for residential, commercial and industrial properties, and retrofitting a commercial space is a positive step toward any ESG strategy.

1. Solar Panels Are Fundamental For The Transition To A Low-Carbon Future

Retrofitting solar panels helps to reduce business and government’s dependence on fossil fuels for electricity production and supports the transition to a low-carbon future. It also improves society’s ability to respond to extreme weather events by creating a distributed and more resilient energy grid. In a low-carbon future, the job market will also be reflective of a boost in the green economy and an increase in more jobs in the renewable energy market.

2. Retrofitting Solar Panels Helps Manage The Rising Cost Of Electricity

Globally the cost of energy has been rising steadily over the past few years, adding to the financial crisis being felt across households. Retrofitting your industrial or commercial building with a fully-funded SNRG SmartGrid, which includes solar panels a battery and unique technology designed for each project, will assist in minimising utility costs in the long term.

3. Align With Corporate ESG Strategy

The process of retrofitting a traditional building with renewable energy systems is one way to forge into a sustainable future. After reviewing your property, SNRG will design a retrofitting installation with zero upfront costs*. While each project is unique, the long-term maintenance costs are minimal, and the initiative becomes a key contributor to any sound corporate ESG strategy.

4. Retrofitting Modernises Existing Structures

A key proponent of sustainability means investing in what we already have instead of damaging more sources to build it better. Retrofitting traditional structures means also extending the lifespan of a building. The UK government publishes a Net Zero annual publication where they continue to outline their methodology on how to “transform energy systems away from fossil fuels to low carbon sources of energy, such as renewable electricity generated in the UK.” Any company and industry can contribute to the solution by retrofitting and modernising existing structures through the integration of innovative technology and improving energy efficiency.

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SNRG Awaits: Schedule An Industrial Retrofit Consultation Today

Schedule An Industrial Retrofit Consultation Today

Shine a light on a renewable future and commit to reducing carbon emissions through retrofitting solar panels. SNRG brings a combined experience of more than 320 years that includes innovation, education and learning surrounding the ever-changing renewable energy world. When you choose to retrofit a commercial building with solar panels, your team is contributing to a solution that benefits society, while also managing utility costs.

A clean future is powered by SNRG. Contact us today to learn more.

Frequently Asked Questions About Retrofitting Solar Panels

Q: What do I need to consider before scheduling a retrofitting solar panel consultation?

A: The main things to examine with any building are the orientation, inclination, and latitude of the place. When you book a SNRG consultation specific to retrofitting industrial or corporate solar panels, we deliver optimised results and include all pre-existing factors.

Q: How do I know solar panels are reducing carbon emissions in the UK?

A: The Energy Saving Trust estimated solar panels could reduce carbon emissions in the range of 1.3-1.6 tonnes annually. While data continues to populate, it is clear that a rise in solar power and other renewable energy has already significantly decreased the UK’s preference for fossil fuels.

Q: Will retrofitting solar panels help my business achieve sustainable Net Zero goals?

A: Yes, retrofitting with solar panels is one step towards modernising your business. SNRG will develop a unique and independent design that will be the foundation for your team to feel motivated towards achieving ESG and corporate sustainability.

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