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With the SMA Commercial Energy Solution, you can now cut your energy costs easily and permanently. Harness the unlimited power of the sun and generate environmentally friendly power for your business.
This makes you independent from rising electricity prices over the long term.
With the SMA Commercial Energy Solution, you can now cut your business’ energy costs easily and permanently. Harness the power of the sun and consume environmentally friendly power in your business. This makes you independent from rising electricity prices over the long term.
All the benefits of Solar Power without the Capex
SMA Energy Solution specialise in making practical use of as much onsite generated power as possible and working with a Power Purchasing Agreement (PPA) Partner your company can benefit from energy at lower fixed prices long term, use of renewable energy and reduced carbon footprint without the need for your company to outlay the capex investment yourself. With a PPA the building owner enters into a roof lease with the solar installation owners, the building occupier enters into an energy supply contract with the solar installation owners with fixed rates for 20-25 years at lower costs than traditional energy providers. All the solar benefits without the capex or maintenance delivering savings for your business.
Up to 30% lower energy costs
Enhanced corporate image by demonstrating a commitment to climate change and actively conserving resources
Planning reliability and protection against rising energy prices
Cap load peaks and take advantage of low electricity rates
No capex outlay
The investors, typically pension funds, are equally benefitted with return on investment mapped out for that same period and not subject to the fluctuations of stock market and other more typical investments.
SMA UK’s client, Aniron Renewables, has a key partnership with Iron Mountain, a global industry leader in storage and information management services and therefore have stringent policies and requirements for their very data sensitive locations. With two sites already completed and commissioned and featuring SMA inverters.
The first photovoltaïc installation, at their Birmingham Document Storage facility was connected to the National Grid in August 2019. This is an east west array with an annual yield of 802kWh/kWp. With the additional hurdle at this site of the grid operator has a maximum export capacity they would allow on the AC side but in using SMA inverters which easily facilitate up to 150% DC oversizing, furthermore oversizing helps to control costs as well as meeting the grid connection requirements.
The second Iron Mountain solar installation was completed in March 2020 at their Livingston site in Scotland. A 255kW system with an estimated annual energy yield of 800kWh/kWp. Across the two sites there will be almost 500 tonnes of carbon savings annually.
Read more about PPAs and check out our video interviewTo the blog