factory rooftop PV installation with man standing on it
factory rooftop PV installation with man standing on it

Commercial & Industrial

Produce your own clean energy and save costs.

Why businesses profit the most

As many businesses use the majority of their energy during the day, the energy produced by a commercial solar panel system can be used immediately to reduce the energy needed from the grid. Excess energy (especially on weekends when the business uses less energy) can be stored in a battery or fed into the grid for a feed in tariff - creating passive income for the business.

Additionally, businesses using renewable energy can improve their green image and apply for sustainablility certificates such as ISO 14001. 

man gives thumbs up while standing on PV rooftop on factory

Converting sunshine to electricity

In just 1 hour, the earth gets more energy from the sun than our society consumes in a year. Make the sun your new energy supplier. The photovoltaic effect makes it possible to generate electricity from sunlight. Each photovoltaic solar panel consists of many cells, these cells are made of silicon, a semi-conducting material. These silicon cells absorb sunlight and electrons are set in motion creating an electric current. This direct current (DC) is captured by fine metal wires on the cell’s surface called finger and then leaves the cell via thicker metal wires called busbars. Later this DC is converted into alternating current (AC) in a solar inverter.

Half-cell PV panel close up

PV solar panels come in different sizes

Commercial solar panels are commonly used for rooftop installations on factories, farmhouses, warehouses and office or retail buildings. They are either the standard size with 120 half-cells or the larger size with 144 half-cells.

five Half-cell PV panels arranged

Storing solar energy to maximise self consumption

A solar panel installation produces electricity as long as the sun is shining. The energy consumption for businesses often peaks at midday which matches peak energy production of the PV system - a great match. Therefore batteries may not be needed. However they can be used to maximise self-consumption of the energy if there are times when the business is not running during the day or on weekends. The alternative to using solar batteries would be to feed excess energy into the grid - creating positive cashflow. Our local PV installation partner will be able to help you determine which option makes most sense for your business!

Man holding a tablet showing PV flash data chart
Solar installation golf course
We at St. Urbanus golf course are very pleased with the installation. The PV plant works very well and we are happy to further improve our environmental footprint using the Sharp panels.
Dr. Michael Velte

St. Urbanus Golf Course, Germany

Mountain solar installation Austria Habsburghaus
The Habsburghaus is at an altitude of 1,785m. Therefore, it is important to choose a robust module. The Rax region in particular is known for its constant wind pressures and high wind velocities.
Christian Schreiter

ÖAV Alpenverein Gebirgsverein, Austria

Solar hotel installation Arctic Treehouse
Arctic TreeHouse Hotel's values are authentic and based on the fragile nature of the Arctic. The solar energy plant saves hundreds of kilo carbon daily, helping us reduce our carbon footprint tremendously.
Operator of the hotel

Arctic TreeHouse Hotel, Finland